On the 14th of August the BEIC seminar on biogas upgrading took place at Radisson BLU, Malmö, SWEDEN. 80 participant from more than 13 countries participated. The presentations are available online at http://www.beic.nu/beic-biogas-seminar/. Just click on the titles in the programme.
Jörgen Held was invited to chair the gasification session at the European Biogas Association’s biennial conference, 24-25 January in Antwerp, Belgium.
Some of the conference highlights include the strong message from major natural gas actors in France that renewable methane is at the top of the agenda. At 2030 the target is to have 30% renewable methane in the gas grid and 100% by 2050. This will be achieved by injection of renewable methane produced through anaerobic digestion, gasification of woody biomass and Power-to-gas.
Prof. Reinhard Rauch presented an overview of biomass gasification development in Europe. There is approx. 500 small scale gasifiers for CHP production installed in Germany and approx. 1,000 in Europe.
Prof. Henrik Thunman presented results of the GoBiGas project where woody chips are converted to biomethane with a conversion efficiency of 65%. The capacity is 20 MW biomethane.
Dr. Olivier Guerrini presented the biomethane potential in Europe and ongoing bioSNG development including the GAYA development platform.
Dr. Christiaan van der Meijeden presented the bioSNG development at ECN (MILENA, OLGA and ESME) which will be demonstrated within the AMBIGO project in Alkmaar, the Netherlands. Based on the results in lab and pilot scale tests the target is a 70% conversion efficiency from wood chips to bioSNG.
The conference attracted approx. 200 participants and was opened by Mr. Ludwig Caluwé from the province of Antwerp.
Gasunie recieved the Greening Gas Award and the award for the best poster went to the Paul Scherrer Institute.
The biogas roadmap of Scania (Skåne), Sweden is a joint effort between biogas players and organizations in Scania to drive the development of biogas. The Regional Authority of Scania (Region Skåne) has taken on the role of coordinating Scania’s roadmap for biogas. More than 60 players have written the letter of intent and participate in the important work towards a sustainable and sustainable Scania.
Biogas is part of a closed cycle where society’s waste is used. Food residues and industrial waste are converted to valuable and climate-friendly products such as vehicle gas, electricity and cogeneration. The nutrients can be returned to arable land by using the digestate as a fertilizer.
Baltic Energy Innovation Centre is in favour of the development of renewable energy in general, and biomethane in particular, and has signed a Letter of Intent supporting the biogas roadmap of Scania.
More information about the Scania Biogas Roadmap (in Swedish) is available here.