15-17 October 2019

Neubausaal Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Progress in Biomethane-Mobility
International Conference with Company Exhibition and Excursion

 

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Let’s face it: Individual mobility is moving towards a crisis:

  • Rising gasoline prices
  • Increasing limitation of certain engine types in urban areas
  • High pressure on emissions caused by petrol and diesel engines

All of these limitations are increasingly questioning traditional mobility solutions. This triggers the following questions:

⇨ Where are we heading with combustion engine vehicles?

⇨ Is the shift towards of electronic vehicles really the solution to our challenges in terms of emissions and high fuel prices?

⇨ Are we not shifting our emission problems to other industry sectors – away from the fossil industry and towards the exploitation of rare earth elements?

Natural gas vehicles do not have any of these problems. In fact, they have been a very interesting alternative to diesel or gasoline vehicles for decades now.

Due to significantly lower prices per distance traveled, greatly reduced CO2 and nitrogen emissions – and all this with the familiar combustion technology: we like to call natural gas vehicles the secret superstars of individual transportation solutions.
 
In fact, a lot of European cities are running their buses for public transportation on CNG, e.g. Linköping (Sweden) or Verona (Italy).


The only limitation of this now very advanced and safe technology is the still relatively low number of CNG / natural gas filling stations. And every year there are more and more filling stations popping up, developing a tight net throughout Germany and Europe.

But with CNG / natural gas still being a fossil based fuel, alternative solutions have to be found.
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The conference with company exhibition expects around 150 international participants and offers you an ideal opportunity for a knowledge exchange.

Achieve international recognition and reach contacts during this event.

Venue:
Neubausaal Schwäbisch Hall
Am Rosenbühl 14
74523 Schwäbisch Hall
GERMANY

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Introducing the next logical step towards renewable mobility for internal combustion engines: biomethane.
 
Thanks to modern, state of the art upgrading processes, numerous biogas plants feed their biogas directly into the natural gas grid after removing impurities and upgrading it to natural gas quality already today.
 
In some cases, biomethane is even sold directly “from the farm” in small CNG filling stations.
 
This proves: natural gas vehicles can run on 100% renewable energy – while still using combustion engines.
 
Driving a natural gas vehicle, you get all the advantages of the combustion engine (reliability, ranges of up to 800 km in a single filling) combined with highly reduced CO2- and nitrous emissions and very low fuel costs.
 
And while all of this information is nothing new for all biogas and renewable energy enthusiasts, CNG / natural gas vehicles are still living “inside the shadows” when it comes to mass adoption.


IBBK’s 3-day conference “Progress in Biomethane Mobility” will bridge the gap between the technology and the end user. We address the international scientific community as well as practitioners to present you the status quo and  new and modern technologies.

The company exhibition during the two days of the conference and the excursion to selected biogas upgrading projects and biomethane mobility solutions in the region will put you in direct contact with the technology.

During the excursion, the attendees will get the chance to see the presented technologies first-hand, in practice.

Call for Papers

The Call for Papers is now open and we look forward to receiving your submissions on the following topics:
  1. Overview and political framework
  2. Development of new upgrading technologies
  3. Adaptation of the continuous biogas production to the discontinuous fuelling processes of vehicles
  4. Suitable vehicle types and drive technologies
  5. Best-practice examples for decentralized generation and utilization
  6. Decentralized bio-LNG
  7. Practitioner’s forum
  8. Innovation and business forum

The abstract submission deadline is March 1st, 2019.

To submit an abstract on the above topics, please click on the button below and follow the instructions on that page.

The scientific committee will evaluate your submissions and give you feedback on being accepted for the conference program in mid June 2019.

As an author of the accepted abstracts, you will be contacted directly through the email you submitted.

Who is this Conference for?

  • Biogas plant operators, who are looking for ways
    to continue their operation beyond governmental subsidies
  • Drivers frustrated by high gasoline prices
  • Environmental certifiers
  • Trade press
  • Engineers in the field of energy consulting
  • Research & development
  • Natural gas suppliers
  • Representatives of ministries with a focus on CO2
    reduction from the environment, energy and mobility sectors
  • Gas infrastructure manufacturers (gas measurement, gas analysis, pipeline construction)
  • Policy makers in the field of CO2 emission reduction
  • Consulting service providers in the field of mobility
  • Municipal utilities and fleet operators (for example, car-sharing organisations)
  • Car dealers
  • Representatives of the automotive industry
Some impressions from past IBBK events
Some impressions from past IBBK events
Some impressions from past IBBK events
Some impressions from past IBBK events
Some impressions from past IBBK events

For Sponsors and Exhibitors

By sponsoring this conference, you will be mentioned prominently on all publications before, during and after this event. Included is:

  • Exhibition space
  • 2 tickets for the conference with lunch and coffee breaks included
  • Display of your logo on all publications with backlink (this website)
  • Program slot to present your products or services
  • And much more.

Download the overview below and get in touch with us.

Company Exhibition:
For a limited number of action-takers, there will be a company exhibition during both conference days, taking place inside the same room as the presentations. This guarantees a direct contact between exhibitors and conference participants. Included:

  • 6 m² exhibition space
  • 1 table and 2 chairs per stand
  • Electricity and WiFi
  • 1 free ticket to the conference
  • 50 % discount on further tickets

Download the information brochure here and secure the best exhibition spaces early on.

Field Trip

On the third day of the event, an excursion to two different facilities with a direct biomethane and transportation focus will be offered to all participants (registration required).

As part of a guided tour you experience the daily operation of the facilities up close. Through direct contact with the operator and local experts, you can bring yourself up to date.

Participation in the excursion is not included in the regular participation fee for the conference.

Specific information about the program of the excursion can be found here for the start of registration in June 2019.

Plant visits with international participants in southern Germany, October 2018

Keynote Speakers

Frank Bonaldo

Germany
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Presentation on “Future of Gas Mobility”.

Frank is the head of Unit II B4, “Energy Transition in Mobility, Fuel Markets”

Dipl. Env. Sc. Jaqueline Daniel-Gromke

Germany
DBFZ (Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum)
Presentation on “Biomethane as a fuel – political framework conditions and potential in Germany”.

Mrs. Jaqueline Daniel-Gromke is the team leader at the department “Biochemical Conversion” and the work group “System optimisation”. She has been working at DBFZ (former Institute for Energy and Environment) since 2005.She is responsible to improve the biogas pathway with focus on following aspects:

  • Optimization and integration within the energy system
  • Emission situation and measurements
  • Economic viability assessment of biogas and biomethane
  • Database and monitoring of AD and biomethane plants
  • Policy advice to improve framework conditions for biogas

Dr. Attila Kovács

Hungary
ERGaR (European Renewable Gas Registry)
Presentation on the first conference day on “Cross-border transfer of Biomethane certificates“.

With a PhD in economics and a masters in chemical engineering, Dr. Kovács is a member of the executive board of the European Biogas Association since 2009. Besides further activities in the field of energy supply, Dr. Kovács actively promotes biogas technology in Hungary and other Central-Eastern European countries since 2004.

Birgit Maria Wöber

Germany
CNG-Club e.V.
Presentation on the first conference day on “CNG-Mobility in Europe – CNG-Club presents itself”.

Entrepreneur in the field of services, 15 years of professional experience in the media sector and pioneer in the digital world.

Familiar with “CNG from natural gas and biomethane” since 1997. Initiator of the non-profit CNG Club e. V. (interest group, network and federal association) as well as a standardized CNG logo for marketing it as a fuel.

Birgit Maria Wöber is co-founder, managing director and frontwoman of gibgas, responsible for print, online and social media presence.

www.cng-club.de

ORGANIZER / CO-ORGANIZER

SPONSOR

IN COOPERATION WITH

MEDIAPARTNERS

CONFIRMED EXHIBITORS

  • Stadtwerke Schwäbisch Hall
  • Krieg & Fischer Ingenieure GmbH

VENUE: Neubausaal Schwäbisch Hall, Rosenbühl 14, 74523 Schwäbisch Hall, GERMANY