Integrated Biogas Systems – Sustainable Solutions Beyond Energy

December 15, 2022 3:00 pm

IEA Bioenergy Task 37 (Energy from Biogas) has organized a webinar on biogas systems, their integration in complex energy systems and related trans-sectoral benefits. Biogas systems are more than plants for mere energy provision. They can for instance enhance recycling of nutrients, reduce air pollution, improve water quality and soil fertility – depending on the infrastructure they are integrated in. Biogas systems offer a variety of production and gas utilization options combining for a highly customizable technology.

The first presentation of the webinar starts with exemplars of integrated biogas solutions, focusing on the diversity and multifunctionality of biogas and biomethane pathways in a circular economy. For a comprehensive assessment of the technology the various effects need to be considered in their entirety. The second presentation will hence discuss the sustainability assessment of biogas systems by means of multicriteria analysis and discuss most favourable solutions. Last but not least the successful implementation of biogas systems requires adequate policy measures. The third presentation compares different approaches and concludes with recommendations for sector development.

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Agenda:

Introduction & Moderation
Jan Liebetrau, Rytec (Germany)

Role of biogas systems in circular economy, energy and environmental systems
Jerry Murphy, Director, MaREI SFI Centre for energy, climate and marine / Professor of Civil Engineering, University College Cork (Ireland)

Multicriteria analysis for comprehensive evaluation of multifunctional biogas systems
Jonas Ammenberg, Environmental Technology and Management, Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University (Sweden)

Effective policy measures to accelerate implementation of biogas systems
Marcus Gustafsson, Environmental Technology and Management, Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University (Sweden)

Q&A, Panel discussion

This webinar will be held on Thursday, December 15 2022,
16:00 – 17:30 Central European Time
10:00 – 11:30 Eastern Standard Time

The webinar will be delivered through the Zoom web conferencing software. The webinar platform may prompt you to download a free add-in. Follow the instructions on-screen to install.

Register here.