Doors open – 09:00
Welcome and Overview of the UK AD Industry
Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive, ADBA
10:00 – 10:10
Global Climate Action and the Paris Agreement – the Role of Biogas
Niclas Svenningsen, Manager, Global Climate Action, UNFCCC
10:10 – 10:30
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
10:30 – 10:45
Biogas: a perspective from Southeast Asia
Des Godson, Asian Development Bank
10:45 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:15
Game Changers – the Role of Biogas in a Rapidly Changing World
Rafael Fernandez Martinez, Vice-Chair of the Distribution Committee, Eurogas
Andy Griffiths, Head of Value Chain Sustainability, Nestle
Megan Woodworth, Head of Resource Recovery, Loowatt
11:15 – 12:30
Brad Douville, President, Greenlane Biogas (chair)
Michele Ziosi, Head of Institutional Relations Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia, CNH Industrial and Daniele Pozzo Product Evolution and Business Intelligence, FPT Industrial; Policies and Powertrains: Delivering a Bright Future for Renewable Natural Gas
Rafael Fernandez Martinez, Vice-Chair of the Distribution Committee, Eurogas, will outline the potential role of renewable natural gas in the decarbonisation of the grid in light of imminent new EU-wide legislation
Megan Woodworth, Head of Resource Recovery at Loowatt, will outline the need to provide sanitation services to the 4.5 billion people currently living in towns and cities where there is no sewer, and the opportunity for anaerobic digestion. A recent winner of Cleantech Innovate’s Gamechanger Prize, Loowatt has developed toilets for use where there is no sewer system, sending waste to AD. Currently active in Manilla and Madagascar, their solution could potentially end the one million deaths each year that are caused by fecal-borne illnesses while helping countries meet their Paris Agreement targets.
12:30 – 12:45
Starting from Scratch – How to Build a Biogas Industry
Ivar Sørby, Ass CEO of Greve Biogass
12:45 – 13:30
Scott Gramm, Manager of Renewable Gas, FortisBC – the man recognised in British Columbia, Canada, for building a biogas industry in 10 years, on the challenges of developing supply and demand
Ivar Sørby, Ass CEO of Greve Biogass, on the making of the Magic Factory – a collaboration between farmers and municipalities in Norway, delivering green energy, natural fertilizer and food, and profits for all.
Jon Brigg, Manager of Innovation at Yorkshire Water, on how the Integrated Resource System creates value by recovering all available resources and designing out waste.
13:30 – 14:00
IPCC: WG3 report into climate mitigation and land
Dr Joana Portugal-Pereira, Senior Scientist, IPCC Working Group III
14:00 – 14:30
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.
Market Mechanisms to Stimulate the Growth of the Biogas Industry Globally
Ole Hvelplund, CEO Nature Energy, Denmark
Brad Douville, President, Greenlane Biogas
Marta Kamola-Martines , Director New Gas, Engie
15:00 – 16:30
Growth of the anaerobic digestion industry to date has been largely dependent on government support in the form of grants or subsidies. If the industry is to achieve its potential, however, at a speed that will help keep the world below 1.5 degrees warming, it needs to get off subsidy. This panel will look at the market mechanisms that might valorise the environmental services that biogas delivers to stimulate its growth exponentially.
Day 1 close
Doors open – 09:00
How can a Global Biogas Mark Drive Awareness and Growth of the Biogas Industry?
David Vann, Director, ABA
Rich Clothier, Managing Director, Wyke Farms
Andrew Dunne, Global Brand Marketing Projects Manager, New Holland Agriculture
10:00 – 11:00
Brands have the power to shift consumer behaviour and educate the public. This panel discusses the potential for companies to adopt a global Biogas mark and the impact that a such a mark (think ‘Fairtrade’ or ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’) can have on raising public awareness of and participation in biogas. As part of the session, a proposed Biogas mark will also be unveiled.
Anaerobic Digestion in Ireland: Challenges and Opportunities
Dr Stephen Wise, Bioenergy Director, Energia (Chair)
Seán Finan, CEO, Irish BioEnergy Association
11:00 – 11:30
The EU has given the Irish government the green light to give state aid to the biogas sector, ending several years of confusion. This presentation will set out the market potential for the industry in light of this new development.
Roundtable: Designing Bio Waste Collections, Learning Lessons from Around the World
Rebecca Thompson, Senior Policy Manager, ADBA (Chair)
Jonas Hed, Consultant with SWECO and Former Head of Waste Management, Stockholm
Victor Manuel Sarabia Herrero, Director for Cleaning and Wastes, Madrid
Marco Mattiello, International Relations Manager/Project Manager, Contrarina
Luca Torresan, General Manager Sales and Marketing, Sartori Ambiente Group
Dr Richard Swannell, Development Director, WRAP
Andrew Bird, Former Chair of LARAC and Head of Recycling & Fleet Management, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council
11:30 – 13:00
Designing systems to optimise biowaste feedstock for anaerobic digestion is determined as much by outputs, such as what to do with the digestate, as it is by the practicalities of education, capture and delivery. This panel of experts addresses the six key considerations and share their experiences of meeting the challenges.
13:00 – 13:30
Is Renewable Natural Gas for Transport the Future for Biomethane?
Yann Pierre, Commercial Director, Prodeval
Des Godson, Asian Development Bank
13:30 – 15:00
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.
Including presentation: Karachi Breeze – Biomethane Helping to Revolutionise Public Transport