On the 13 July 2017, the sixth Inter-Association workshop of the BIOSURF project was held in Budapest, Hungary with 40 participants from the BIOSURF partners and from the stakeholders of the Hungarian network.
Jan Stambasky (EBA) introduced the European Biogas Association and members who are part of it. He provided an overview of the European biomethane industry, technologies and infrastructure for biomethane.
Franz Kyrchmeyr (AKB) provided a short presentation on the state of the art of biogas and biomethane in Austria, focusing on the currently feedstock used, mainly coming from renewable resources from agricultural land.
Marie Verney (ATEE) presented a brief state of the art of the biomethane development in France. Currently 32 biomethane injection units are operating in France (April 2017). It is expected to have around 50 units in operation by the end of 2017.
Frank Hofmann (GBA) provided a brief overview on biomethane in Germany. Currently above 9,000 biogas plants in operation with an installed capacity of above 4,000 MWel. In 2016, more than 42000 job were created.
Lorenzo Maggioni introduced the state of the art of biogas and biomethane in Italy, focusing principally on legislation,
outlining the main barriers and showing the effective potential of investing in this area.
Dragan Zukic (Serbian Biogas Association) introduced his company and provided a general overview of the situation of biogas in Serbia.
Gaynor Hartnell (REA) provided a short presentation on the state of the art of biogas and biomethane in UK mainly focussing on current deployment of biomethane, current status of financial incentives for biomethane (RHI and Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation), and
Kornel Kovacs (HBA) provided a brief overview on biomethane in Hungary, and Stefan Majer (DBFZ) presented the main findings regarding the GHG-assessment of Biomethane within the BIOSURF project.
The Hungarian participants were especially interested in receiving information on the biogas/biomethane related support systems applied in other European countries. This interest is explained by the fact that in Hungary the support system for biogas is far from being satisfactory,
while no financial incentive is offered for biomethane producers.
Please find here the agenda of the event, the presentations and the summary of the workshop.