Eurogas 1st European Renewable Gas Conference ‘European Renewable Gas: Evolution or Revolution?’

6 July 2023, Brussels

The Eurogas 1st European Renewable Gas Conference ‘European Renewable Gas: Evolution or Revolution?’ took place on 6 July 2023 (15:00 – 18:00 CET) in Brussels (Le Bouche à Oreille).

In the context of the Hydrogen and Decarbonised Gas Market Package and the REPowerEU, the conference addressed the challenges in scaling up renewable hydrogen and biomethane to deliver our climate objectives in 2030 and 2050.

The conference was followed by the Annual Renewable Gas Barbecue on the premises.

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Welcome speech
Didier Holleaux, President of Eurogas

Keynote speeches
Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy, European Commission
MEP Ville Niinistö, Greens/EFA, European Parliament

Spotlight: Beyond emission free energy: Unlocking the Full Potential of Renewable Gases
Zoltan Elek, CEO, Landwärme

Panel 1 – Hydrogen in Europe: Leading the way?
Jeroen Schuppers, Deputy Head of the Clean Energy Transition Unit, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission
Marcel Steinbach, Senior Advisor, SEFE Securing Energy for Europe
Anja Benz, Senior Regulatory Advisor P2X, Ørsted
Mercè Labordena, Senior Manager, Policy & Funding, Smartenergy
Giulia Forgnone, Senior Public Affairs Manager, European Aluminium

Story: e-NG, bridging the gap between renewable molecules
Marco Alverà, CEO, TES

Panel 2 – Biomethane in Europe: Scaling up?
Tom Howes, Adviser Green Transition and Market Regulation, DG ENER, European Commission
Asif Rehmanwala, CEO, Ecotricity
Catherine Leboul-Proust, Director of strategy, GRDF
Boyana Achovski, Secretary General, Gas Infrastructure Europe

The conference was moderated by Sonja van Renssen, Editor-in-Chief, Energy Monitor

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