BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 11.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH BEGIN:VEVENT TZID:Europe/Brussels DTSTART:20230607T070000Z DTEND:20230607T110000Z DTSTAMP:20240620T235949Z SUMMARY:Delivering on REPowerEU: Bringing research & industry closer on biomethane DESCRIPTION: The unprecedented crisis Europe faces due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has changed dramatically the global energy market and it has led to an energy crisis with huge negative consequences, bringing the European Union to rethink its energy policy and the future energy system. As a response to this new geopolitical situation, just a few weeks after the war started, the European Commission presented REPowerEU, a plan to rapidly reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels. The plan includes a series of important features, including boosting sustainable biomethane production to 35 bcm/year by 2030. In order to meet this gigantic growing demand, European biogas/biomethane producers and other key players along the value chain (e.g. biogas upgrading, biomethane integration within the gas network) will need to incorporate innovative solutions and be continuously supported by R&I. To address this issue, the SUPEERA project brings together a group of eminent European scientists and leading industry to discuss research-industry cooperation practices and opportunities to accelerate innovation in the biomethane/biogas sector and to explore their replicability potential across Europe. In this endeavour, SUPEERA joins forces with the GreenMeUp project that aims to facilitate the wider uptake of biomethane in countries with slower market development policies. Expected topics for discussion will be: 1) How can R&I contribute to accelerate biomethane production and unlock the feedstock potential? 2) How to best standardize integration of biomethane in the existing gas network? 3) Which policy framework could facilitate biomethane market development? 4) How to increase social acceptance and environmental impact of biomethane facilities and installations? Agenda 09:00 Welcome and greetings 09:15 Keynote presentation: Which role will biomethane play in overcoming Europe’s unprecedented challenges? What are the EU perspective and the R&I policies? Session 1: Research/Industry collaboration for identifying R&I needs to accelerate biomethane production  09:35 R&I to accelerate biomethane production through gasification from the industry perspective 09:50 R&I to accelerate biomethane production through upgrading of anaerobic digestion biogas from the industry perspective 10:05 R&I for efficient and cost-effective production of biomethane through thermochemical technologies 10:35 Panel discussion and Q&A for session 1 11:05 Break Session 2 – Cross-sectorial dialogue to facilitate the biomethane market deployment 11:30 Removing Technical Barriers to Biomethane Standardisation 11:45 Sustainability in technical, economic and environmental terms 12:00 Policy framework to facilitate biomethane market development 12:15 Social acceptance in socio-political and community dimensions 12:30 Panel discussion and Q&A for session 2   LOCATION:Bologna Congress Center, Piazza della Costituzione 4, 40128, Bologna TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR