More than 220 exhibitors and brands, 4000 professionals expected!
Co-organized by GL events
Exhibitions and the Club Biogaz ATEE, the 8th edition of Expobiogaz, will take
place on June 12 & 13 2019 in Lille Grand Palais, France.
In 2019, Expobiogaz evolves to
become the trade show dedicated to renewable gas, a leading event in France to
discover a full range of renewable gas production solutions and value channels:
anaerobic digestion, power-to-gas, pyrogasification, injection, combined heat
& power, sustainable mobility
At the core of a buoyant region in renewable gas resources, Expobiogaz stays as close as possible to the markets and project initiators, bringing business and development opportunities your way on a regional, national and international scale.
With several in-show events
and highlights, Expobiogaz offers professionals the opportunity to learn
and stay informed:
- 2 days of themed
conferences, organized by Club Biogaz ATEE and Biogaz Vallée®
- Expobiogaz Innovation Award
- Agricultural village, dedicated to farm managers,
- 2 methanation
units visits, on the eve of the exhibition
- Talent Forum, dedicated to recruitment and
- Business Meetings,
the business appointments service
- The National Renewable Gas Assembly, run by the Renewable Energy
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A new biogas plant will be built at the Wiener Neustädter Abfallbehandlungsanlage, in Austria. The new plant, which will go into full operation in 2020, will produce 1,200 MWh of electricity and 1,500 MWh of heat per year for the self-generated power of the Wiener Neustadt waste treatment plant. This will help saving 700 tons of CO2 per year.
The positive news were celebrated with a ground-breaking ceremony last 22 February. In the future, a dry fermenter plant from Pöttinger will be installed upstream of composting. In the so-called 3-A process (Aerobic Anaerobic Aerobic), up to 120m³ biogas with 60% methane content is to be produced from 1t substrate within 21 days.
Mayor Klaus Schneeberger speaks of a deliberate decision to promote renewable energy: “With the new biogas plant in waste management, we are making two important steps forward: on the one hand, the waste is recycled even better than before and on the other hand, we generate green electricity and ecologically sound heat , which in turn corresponds to the idea of climate protection. “
The EBA was very happy to be in Thuin, on Feb. 28th, for the inauguration of SEBIGAS’ successful new venture into the Belgian biogas market in collaboration with Walvert, a local Walloon company with over 10 years’ experience in anaerobic digestion in the agricultural sector. Annually, the plant will process approximately 12,000 tonnes of agricultural by-products to produce 5000 MWh of electricity (which corresponds to the consumption of about 1500 households) and will provide an equal amount of thermal energy for district heating.
The digested organic matter
includes, among others, livestock manure, maize silage and crop residues. The produced digestate will be
returned to local fields in the form of liquid and solid fractions, acting as
both fertiliser and soil improver.
This project has been running
since January 2019 and has brought together private actors, policymakers, local
citizens and farmers… successfully demonstrating that very concrete steps can
be taken at a local level towards a sustainable future and a local bioeconomy.
During the coming months, EBA will be working on its policy strategy for the next years and determining its goals in view of the
European elections of 26 May and the consequent
new EU mandate. Until now, the first quarter of 2019 has brought intense
policy-discussions before the last plenary session of the current mandate
taking place this week in Strasbourg puts the next policy decisions on stand-by
until the new Parliament starts its political activities in July. We will have
to wait a bit more, until the last quarter of this year, to know the names of
the new Commissioners and the results of the Brexit negotiations after the last
extension granted by the EU.
Against this background of political changes, lively
discussions have been fuelling the activity of the European capital to
determine also the role of gas in the future EU energy mix. EBA is actively working to align its
priorities and actions with different partner
organisations and discuss its own positioning with members in the recently
started working group ‘Future of Gas’.
New transport policies are also being introduced and
old ones are reviewed. The Clean Vehicles Directive has been amended and new
CO2 standards for Light-Duty Vehicles introduced. The Directive on
Alternative Fuels Infrastructure (DAFI) is entering the review process and EBA
is providing its input through the European Commission’s expert group
‘Sustainable Transport Forum’. In addition, we have also participated in the
Commission’s public consultation on the DAFI calling for EU-wide targets for
biomethane infrastructure and stronger national strategies.
EBA keeps advocating circular economy through for the use of
digestate as bio-fertiliser in the agricultural sector. This work has
ended-up with a rather positive outcome, as the new Fertiliser Regulation has been agreed on by the EU
institutions and digestate will finally be included in the Annex V of
REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals). Digestate products will
therefore be exempted from the REACH registration requirements.
Many other policy discussions are still going on concerning
the implementation of RED II, the Sector Coupling of Gas and Electricity or
and the development of support schemes for
biogas/biomethane. EBA will continue its intense work to ensure favourable consideration of
biogas and biomethane in all EU policies relevant for our sector.
Questions on EBA’s policy activities?