Unlocking the potential of ‘green’ gas – 16 May Leeds – Register interest

Registration is now open for a free KTN event “Unlocking the potential of ‘green’ gas taking place on the 16th May in Leeds. This event will bring together industry experts, innovators, academics and policymakers to explore how we can unlock the potential of low carbon gas alternatives (hydrogen, biogas, bio syngas) to fossil fuels in energy generation, transport and as a feedstock for a chemical process. 

But how far away are these opportunities? Will the energy/transport/chemicals sectors compete for the finite supply of these gases or are there symbiotic opportunities? What innovation and policy changes are needed to ensure this potential is realised?

The event will be an opportunity to;

  • hear about regional activities and strategies for clean growth in the UK.
  • hear from leading industry experts about the challenges they face and the potential of low carbon gases across the different market areas: energy (heat and power); transport fuels; and as a chemical feedstock.
  • contribute to a panel discussion on what policy and regulatory changes are needed to realise this opportunity.
  • hear from BEIS, Innovate UK and the National Contact Points for European Funding about current funding opportunities where businesses can leverage support in this area.

Please click on the link below to register your interest. Please note, places are limited and registration on this page does not guarantee a place. We will notify you nearer the time if you have been successful in securing place.


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Developing small-scale biomethane upgrading technologies? Join this network…

We would like to make our AD Network members aware of the European Horizon2020 research project called „Record Biomap“ who are looking for companies and institutions who develop innovative technology and process solutions for an efficient and economically viable biomethane production at small to medium scale (<250 m³ raw gas/h). They are considering not only biogas upgrading to biomethane, but also innovative solutions in the field of substrate pre-treatment and digestion.
They are are particularly looking for those technologies which are still under development (TRL 37 technology readiness level). The project aims to build up a knowledge transfer platform to bridge the gap between science and market. The platform also aims to give developers the opportunity to promote their own technologies and to find other stakeholders for new project concepts and cooperation. Part of the project is to develop an interactive map of Europe, The Biomethane Map – see: https://biomethane-map.eu/Biomethane-Map.70.0.html).
Participation in the network is free, and as a member, partaking in the knowledge transfer workshops is also free. We believe that this it’s a good opportunity for companies and institutions to present their solutions to a very wide audience and at the same time learn about the latest solutions in the field of biogas and biomethane. 
At a glance – Participation in the network will give the following advantages to the relevant technologies developers:
  • The institution / company will be presented in the Biomethane Map
  • Information and invitation to workshops and further events for knowledge transfer
  • Information about relevant research funding programmes or calls
  • Development of new project concepts
  • New contacts and networking opportunities
  • Regular research newsletter
To become part of the network, technology developers need only to follow the link to download the forms to be filled (company profile + technology description): https://biomethane-map.eu/Biomethane-Map.70.0.html
If you have any questions about the project, please do not hesitate to contact them at info@biomethane-map.eu

IEA Bioenergy Task 37 Country Reports Summary 2014

For those of you not aware of this, the IEA Task 37 website has a number of useful resources, not least of which are the Country Reports which summarise activity in member countries over the given period.

Task 37 members recently published an annual summary of their Country Reports for 2014. The individual country reports include information on the number of biogas plants in operation, biogas production data, biogas utilisation, number of upgrading plants, number of vehicles using biomethane as fuel, details of financial support mechanisms and some information on key national research and development projects.


Biogas in smart energy grids

Task 37 recently published a technical brochure on “A perspective on the potential role of biogas in smart energy grids”. Increased generation of electricity from wind and solar installations is leading to challenges in terms of balancing electricity demand with supply and managing the increasing occurrences of surplus electricity. Biogas systems can facilitate increased proportions of variable renewable electricity on the electricity grid mainly through use of two different technologies: demand driven biogas systems which increase production of electricity from biogas facilities at times of high demand for electricity, or temporary storage of biogas at times of low electricity demand; and power to gas (P2G) systems when demand for electricity is less than supply of electricity to the electricity grid, allowing conversion of surplus electricity to methane.