Fuels of the Future: 16th International Conference on Renewable Mobility

By | 2018-11-29

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16th  International Conference on Renewable Mobility “Fuels of the Future 2019”

21/22 January 2019 in Berlin – Biomethane in the Transport Sector – An International Perspective


Berlin, 12/11/2018: At the 16th  International Conference on Renewable Mobility, numerous parallel forums will focus on various technical and economic aspects of tomorrow’s drive systems and the major challenges posed by ambitious climate protection targets. Biomethane will be in the spotlight of a parallel forum with business and research experts from Germany, England, Belgium, Sweden and Norway on the second day of the conference, 22nd January 2019.

Biomethane’s  importance  in  the  transport  sector  is  constantly  increasing.  This  is  reflected  in  the  rising  sales figures  in  many  countries  for  this  CO2-neutral  fuel.  Recognized  by  the  EU  and  supported  in  many  European countries,  biomethane  is  enjoying  a  head  wind  when  it  comes  to  conquering  fuel  markets.  This  will  be  the opening  topic  of  the  workshop  “Biomethane  in  the  transport  sector  –  an  international  perspective”.  Andrea Gerini,  Natural  &  bio  Gas  Vehicle  Association  (NGVA  Europe),  reports  in  his  lecture  on  key  current  policy parameters in Europe, such as quotas, the tax climate for biofuels, promotion mechanisms and acceptance by vehicle manufacturers.

Zoltan Elek, Landwärme GmbH, will address European regulations in greater detail. His lecture will discuss how the new  legal  framework  influences  use  of biomethane as  a fuel, along  with  the  chances and challenges for biomethane as a result of the amended Renewable Energy Directive II. The focus will be on the introduction of new standard values and on opportunities arising from the sub-quota for advanced fuels.

Using Great Britain by way of example, John Baldwin, CNG Fuels examines market penetration of biomethane in national fuel markets. Aspects such as incentive mechanisms to promote use of biomethane by fleet operators and government support measures come to the fore in his presentation.

Biomethane also enjoys broad acceptance as a fuel in the far north of Europe,  a region renowned for making environmental  protection  and  sustainability  top  priorities.  In  his  lecture  Mr.  Mattias  Svensson,  Sheepbrook Consulting, will report on experiences from ongoing projects in Scandinavia.

The next speaker, Jörgen Ejlertsson, Scandinavian Biogas, comes from the same region too and will be talking about a newly built biomethane liquefaction plant  that is also the world’s largest. Industrial organic waste is deployed as the raw material for biomethane manufacture. The fuel produced is to be used in vehicles and ships. Ejlertsson also reports on market opportunities for liquefied biomethane and his company’s plans to conquer the fuel market in Norway.


More information and a registration form you will find here: https://www.fuels-of-the-future.com



German Bioenergy Association

Markus Hartmann

Phone: +49 228 81002 22 info@bioenergie.de