EBA’s participation at Biomethane Day

EBA has played an important role at the Biomethane Day conference and trade fair organised by Renewable Energy Association and CNG Services last week in Birmingham, UK.

The event was organised for the 4th time and it covered in depth the topics of biogas upgrading, biomethane injection and support schemes in the UK. The reason for organising another significant event was the ever increasing biomethane to grid projects. By June 2015 it is foreseen to be 32 operational projects, making the UK the fastest groing, most innovative and diverse biomethane market in Europe.

The event gathered numerous speakers from various spheres and backgrounds, such as National Grid and SGN, the national gas grid operators and farm and waste water based biomethane producers. They initiated rich discussions on biomethane injection standards, recent developments and exchanged their success stories. Speakers from CNG Services and REA at the same time gave valuable inputs on support schemes, such as the RHI.

EBA was present at the event, with a speech delivered by Jan Stambasky, EBA president and a stand at the trade fair. Jan Stambasky opened the second day of the conference with a presentation on current European biomethane market and recent and upcoming European policy changes and challenges. The BIOSURF project echoed several times through the conference hall as few speakers mentioned it as a project that will give the biomethane players valuable input and analysis of possibilities and challenges across Europe and at the same time enable them to act together when it comes to requests towards national governments.

Day after the conference was dedicated to a study visit to Minworth plant, a waste water treatment plant that is known as the first biomethane to grid project in the UK.