The 2016 EBA Conference is coming soon

By | 2016-09-14

It has already been two years since the last EBA Conference. As the 2016 EBA Conference is coming soon in the city of Ghent in Belgium, here is a look back at the second edition of the Conference that was held from September 30th to October 2nd of 2014 in the Netherlands, in the village of Egmond aan Zee located in the Alkmaar region.

The 2014 edition of the Conference took place over three days of presentations and discussions gathering experts and speakers from many countries of Europe and elsewhere, such as France, Germany, Austria, Israel, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Finland, the USA, Italy, Japan, etc. Thus, it appears that EBA’s notoriety among the biogas industry is obvious and efficient not only at the European level but as well on the global scene.

Over 200 people, more than twice the audience of the first edition of the EBA Conference in 2012, have assisted the 2014 Conference and enjoyed the various presentations on many subjects related to biogas, including the role of biogas in the energy and transportation policies in Europe, substrates, digestate, biomethane, as well as a particular focus spent on the topic of biomass gasification. Also, it has been possible for the attendees to visit the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands and various biogas plants in the nearby region of Amsterdam.

In 2014, most attendees (58%) were coming from companies involved in the biogas industry, which indicates that the biogas industry is actively constructing a strong network. The remaining of the attendees were either researchers or scientists (14%), or people representing national associations (9%), the European Commission (3%), NGOs (10%), public authorities (4%), or the media sector (2%).

In 2016, from September 27th to 29th, the third EBA Conference should be attended by more people since the number of EBA members has jumped to a total of 90 members instead of 68 at the time of the 2014 Conference.

With two more years of existence and experience for EBA, all indicates that the 2016 Conference will be a greater success in the coverage and updated analysis of the same fundamental biogas topics, as well as other key topics like the circular economy, sustainable raw materials, biorefineries, and future markets.

You may follow EBA and BiogasWorld on Twitter for live coverage during the event.

Visit our page for the 2016 EBA Conference event here.

Visit the official page for the EBA Conference here.

You have until September 23rd to register at the regular rate to attend the 2016 EBA Conference.


Sources: EBA (1, 2)