On March 22nd 2017, in the framework of the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD), BIOSURF organised the Workshop: “Biomethane as fuel – applications and obstacles”, with 24 participants.

After a brief introduction from Vice-President of the German Biogas Association, Hendrik Becker, the workshop started with a focus on practical experiences through the presentations of Chris Perry, Stephan Hoffmann (PlanET Biogastechnik GmbH) and Volker Wehber (Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH). Mr. Perry refered to his experiences in the production of biogas in Canada. Mr. Hoffmann presented biomethane projects located mainly in Europe (Germany, France and United Kingdom). The block ended with a presentation from Mr. Wehber about different projects in Asian countries like Japan, South Korea, China and Thailand.

In a second phase of the workshop, the development of the biomethane markets in Europe and the United Kingdom were presented by BIOSURF partner organisations EBA (Arthur Wellinger) and REA (Gaynor Hartnell) respectively.

The last part of the workshop was dedicated to biomethane projects in developing countries and the possibilities of biomethane in these markets by Clemens Findeisen, consultant for international developing cooperation at the GIZ.

The agenda, a summary of the workshop and presentations are available here.