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DAY 1

Exhibition Opens – 09:00

Welcome and Overview of the UK AD Industry

Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive, ADBA

10:00 – 10:15

Launch of the World Biogas Association report: the global potential of biogas

David Newman, President of the World Biogas Association
Dr Sarika Jain, Lead Author

10:15 – 10:30

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IEA: The role of biogas in meeting the world’s future energy needs

Paolo Frankl, Head of the Renewable Energy Division, IEA tbc

10:30 – 11:00

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The International Energy Agency says modern bioenergy will have the biggest growth in renewable resources between 2018 and 2023, underscoring its critical role in building a robust renewable portfolio and ensuring a more secure and sustainable energy system. Paolo Frankl will explain how the economic case for biogas is driving this development.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation: Cities and circular economy for food tbc

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11:00 – 11:30

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Circular Cities: Models from around the World

Dr Andy Rees OBE, Head of Waste Strategy, Welsh Government
Ivar Sorby, Ass CEO, Greve Biogas, Tonsberg, Norway
George Minter, Regional Vice President SoCalGas tbc
Johannes Escudera, former California state government and biogas developer tbc

11:45 – 13:15

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Tonsberg, Norway: Ivar Sorby, Ass CEO, Greve Biogass, tells the story of the Magic Factory, a pioneering example of the circular economy in action. Developed to produce more food with a smaller carbon footprint while ‘being profitable for everyone’, it is more than just a biogas plant, using unique processes and carbon capture techniques to develop amongst other things Magic Greenhouses.

California: George Minter, regional vice president SoCalGas tbc
Johannes Escudera, former Cal state government and biogas developer tbc

Wales: Dr Andy Rees OBE, Head of Waste Strategy, Welsh Government

Lunch Break

13:15 – 14:00

IPCC: WG3 report into climate mitigation and land

Dr Joana Portugal-Pereira, Senior Scientist, IPCC Working Group III

14:00 – 14:30

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In August, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will approve the Special Report on Climate Change and Land. Dr Portugal-Pereira will discuss the scope of the report and highlight the importance of biomass/bioenergy in the portfolio of mitigation responses and potential synergies/trade-offs with other sustainable development dimensions.

Panel Session: What market mechanisms will stimulate the growth of the biogas industry globally?

Chair: Paolo Frankl, Head of the Renewable Energy Division, IEA tbc

15:00 – 16:30

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This panel will consider which policy mechanisms could best stimulate the market: subsidies to carbon pricing, globally tradeable biomethane certificates, total lifecycle analyses of outputs, or something else?

Ole Hvelplund, CEO, Nature Energy, Denmark
Desmond Godson, CEO, Asia Biogas
Martin Jahan, Director of Gas, Engie tbc
Helena Andersen, MD, Ikigai Capital

Day 1 close

16:30

DAY 2

Exhibition Opens – 09:00

Can a biogas brand help build the biogas revolution?

Chair: David Vann, ABA

10:00 – 11:30

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Panel session: Designing food waste collections: learning lessons from around the World

Chair: Jonas Hed, Head of Waste Management, Stockholm

11:30 – 13:00

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This panel will share their respective experiences of introducing separate food waste collections, highlighting the opportunities and challenges faced on the journey towards zero waste.  

Dr Andy Rees OBE, Head of Waste Strategy, Welsh Government

Jonas Hed, Head of Waste Management, Stockholm

Marco Mattiello, International Relations Manager/Project Manager Contrarina

Swen Grossgebauer, Local Authority Development Manager, MVV Environment Ltd

Jacob Hayler, Executive Director, Environmental Services Association

Lunch Break

13:00 – 13:30

Driving up the use of renewable natural gas as a transport fuel

13:30 – 15:00

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23m vehicles globally run on biomethane but its development as transport fuel is patchy despite being economically competitive and better for public health and the environment. This panel considers what needs to be done to harness the potential of biogas.

Nordsol Euronet tbc
CNHi tbc
Nottingham City Transport tbc
Scania, tbc
CEO, Air Liquide France, tbc
Maarten Wartselaar, Shell tbc
Jonas Strömberg, Director of Sustainability, Buses and Coaches, Scania, tbc
Rob Wood, CEO, Gasrec tbc
Engie tbc

Beyond Biogas – the rise of the anaerobic digester biorefinery

Chair: Harmen Dekker, IEA Task 37

15:00 – 16:30

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The future for anaerobic digestion as a central pillar of the circular economy will be considered by this panel, as part of a biorefinery in the production of edible protein, fertiliser, platform chemicals, biodegradable plastics and more.

Prof. Willy Verstraete of Ghent University
Freek van Eijk, Director Holland Circular Hotpsot
IBioIC, Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre

Summit Closing

16.30

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