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Biogas goes Europe and Biowaste to Energy Conference at the Milano Convention Center MiCo, Italy

The special event of the 20th EU BC&E on “Biogas goes Europe” addresses the main challenges for further biogas development in Europe. High-level speakers from politics and policies, industry and research sectors present the latest trends in markets, policies, industrial applications and technical solutions. Key-stakeholders contribute in a panel discussion to the debate about how to boost industrial biogas developments in emerging European biogas markets.

19 June 2012 - 19 June 2012

The production and use of biogas is increasingly contributing to the sustainability of the current energy mix in many European countries. Considerable developments for the installation of agricultural and biowaste biogas plants were achieved e.g. in Germany, Italy, Austria, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Denmark. The potential for biogas production in Europe is high.

However, the European market for biogas plants is still characterised by very different developments in the European countries, ranging from very few installations up to several thousands. This mirrors that biogas production is hence highly dependent on suitable framework conditions which are set-up by national policy makers.

These special events on ‘Biogas goes Europe’ and 'Biowaste to Energy' provide to-date analysis and answers for the further biogas development in Europe.

Programme Outline

Session 1: Overview on biogas developments in Europe

European biogas policies
Overview on European biogas markets
New market opportunities in Europe
Key technology trends in agricultural biogas plants?
Biogas in Italy: What is the current status? The future perspectives

Session 2: New industrial applications for agricultural biogas plants

Different European markets - different stakeholders?
New energy crops for Europe
Improvement of the feedstock efficiency
Large or ‘scale down’ size of biogas plants
Cost competitive solutions for small scale biogas plants (50-150 kWel)
Biogas integration in smart grids
Intelligent technical solutions for excess heat use
Biomethane as transport fuel - A car manufacturer’s perspective


Legal framework for biowaste valorisation in Europe
Current status and potentials of biowaste valorisation in Europe
Systems for biowaste collection and logistics
Technologies and best practice examples for biowaste utilisation for biogas production
Economic and environmental feasibility of biowaste utilisation.

PANEL DISCUSSION: The role of biogas in the current and future energy supply.

Invited panellists from policy, industry and research sectors discuss with you about:
How to develop new European biogas markets?
Needed amendments on European legislation
Contribution of biogas in future energy supply.Day: Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Time: 13:00 - 18:30


WIP-Renewable Energies, Germany

ETA-Florence Renewable Energies, Italy

For further information:

Dominik Rutz, WIP-Renewable Energies

Maurizio Cocchi, ETA-Florence Renewable Energies