Friday, 27 October 2017

The conference will run from 09.00 to 14.30 and include the following parts:

 08.30 – 09.00 Registration & coffee

Welcome speech

Klaus Schäfer, President of Eurogas / CEO of Uniper


A new paradigm for energy

In discussion: Klaus Schäfer and Stephan Singer, Senior Advisor Global Energy Policies, Climate Action Network International


Panel 1: What is renewable gas? Why renewable gas?

Three strong options: biogas/biomethane, hydrogen, synthetic gas. The session will set out the main characteristics of the different renewable gases and related technologies.



Jan Štambaský – President – European Biogas Association (EBA)

Andreas Frömmel – Vice President Sales & Marketing – Sunfire (Germany)

Axel Wietfeld – Managing Director – Uniper Energy Storage

José Cotta – Head of Unit Advanced Energy Production – European Commission, DG Research and Innovation



Dries Acke – Head of Energy Union Programme – European Climate Foundation


Q&A / Discussion with audience

 10.40 – 11.00 Coffee break & Posters session

Panel 2: The economics of renewable gas

This session will discuss current and future business models and the necessary economic framework for their deployment.



Steinar Eikaas – Vice President Low Carbon Solutions – Statoil (Norway)

Tobias Block – Expert – Sustainable Product Development Department – Audi

François-Xavier Létang – Managing Director & Founding Partner – Létang Biogaz (France)

Mechthild Wörsdörfer – Director – European Commission, DG Energy



Marcel Keiffenheim – Head of communications and politics – Greenpeace Energy


Q&A / Discussion with audience


Keynote speech

Patrick Child – Deputy Director-General – European Commission, DG Research and Innovation


8th GERG Young Researchers Competition and Award Ceremony

No end to new ideas

Postgraduate researchers present their innovative projects in the field of renewable or other low-carbon gas. The jury announces the winner, while the audience will grant the award to the best presenter.

 13.10 – 14.30 Lunch & Posters session



The conference is moderated by Sasha Twining, BBC presenter & journalist.



This event is supported by GERG – the European Gas Research Group