11–13 October 2022

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


Simultaneous professional translation:
German – English

English – German

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.
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.

Following the motto “Science meets Practice”, IBBK’s 3-day conference “Progress in Biomethane Mobility” will bridge the gap between technology and end user. With multiple international speakers covering a wide range of subjects, we’ll address the international scientific community as well as practitioners to present you the status quo and latest technologies.

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

During the excursion, all registered participants get the chance to see the presented technologies first-hand, in practice.

Program Overview

  • Overview over political framework conditions
  • Current developments in biogas upgrading technologies
  • Climate neutral “multi-talent” biomethane
  • Practitioners & best-practice examples
  • Innovation and business forum
  • The future of hydrogen utilisation from Biogas
  • The future of renewable liquid fuels from Biogas

Why register?

The conference with company exhibition expects around 200 international participants and offers you an ideal opportunity for a knowledge exchange.

Meet the decision makers and reach the most niche-relevant contacts during this event.


Price: 410€​

Price: 410€*

Price - students 90€*

Students should send their University registration proof to get the discount.

* excl. 19% VAT

Neubausaal Schwäbisch Hall
Am Rosenbühl 14
74523 Schwäbisch Hall

You will find an overview of the hotels in Schwäbisch Hall HERE.

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Important dates

October 11-12: Two conference days including presentations, company exhibition and poster session

October 13: Excursion to two selected biomethane projects in the region

October 11-12: Two conference days including presentations, company exhibition and poster session

October 11 (starting at 7pm): Culinary Network Dinner in old town Schwäbisch Hall

October 13: Excursion to two selected biomethane projects in the region

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.

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.


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

Get in touch with us via email to sal@ibbk-biogas.com in case you’re interested in sponsoring or exhibiting during this event.


  • Krieg & Fischer Ingenieure GmbH
  • Landwärme GmbH
  • Fritz Paulmichl GmbH
  • Awite Bioenergie GmbH
  • BioPro GmbH
  • Baur Folien GmbH
  • Union Instruments GmbH
  • Schaumann BioEnergy Consult GmbH
  • ProMethan Gasanlagen Techn. GmbH
  • TerraX Srl / GmbH
  • Pöttinger Entsorgungst. GmbH & Co.KG
  • Hexagon Purus GmbH
  • Ammongas A/S
  • Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH
  • FLIR Systems / Rolf Weber Gruppe
  • Awite Bioenergie GmbH
  • AB Energy Deutschland GmbH
  • AEV Energy GmbH
  • BALANCE EnviTec Bio-LNG GmbH
  • Baur Folien GmbH
  • BioPro GmbH
  • Galileo EU
  • GICON-Großmann Ingenieur Consult GmbH
  • Hitachi Zosen Inova Schmack GmbH
  • Landwärme GmbH
  • NÆRENERGI Danmark A/S
  • Nordsol
  • ProMethan Gasanlagen Technologie GmbH
  • PRONOVA Analysentechnik GmbH & Co. KG
  • revis bioenergy GmbH
  • Stirling Cryogenics BV
  • Union Instruments GmbH

Networking Evening with Dinner

Join us for a very special dinner in old town Schwäbisch Hall on the evening of October 11th.

Starting at 7pm, you’ll get to enjoy traditional, local cuisine, network, meet with your friends and colleagues…all while sipping on some nice, local beverages.

If that sounds like something you want to join, please select the registration that includes “Networking Evening with Dinner”.

Registration will be possible June 2022.


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.

More details regarding the excursions will be available around June 2022.

Limited seats available.

*Subject to change

Plant visits with international participants in southern Germany, October 2018

Keynote Speakers

Frank Bonaldo

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”

Thomas Deeg

Stadtwerke Schwäbisch Hall GmbH

The current factors influencing the operating perspective of natural gas filling stations with biomethane

Thomas Deeg born in 1977 and grew up in Schwäbisch Hall. During his studies in electrical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, he worked for Stadtwerke Schwäbisch Hall in the field of control technology. After completing his studies, he joined Stadtwerke Schwäbisch Hall in the field of energy management. Since the end of 2006, he has held various positions as head of the marketing, sales and energy trading department.

Harmen Dekker

European Biogas Association

Latest developments on biomethane use for transport

Harmen Dekker has worked for almost 15 years within the sustainability sector and is devoted to the mitigation of climate change. With both a technical as well as a business administration background he has built his career in the water and gas sector, where he has held various management positions. He joined the EBA after being involved in the biogas sector for over 5 years. During those years, he not only focused on expansion of biogas and in particular biomethane but also on the implementation of techniques such as bio-LNG, bio-Methanol, bio-Hydrogen and bioplastics.

Michael Kralemann

3N Competence Centre
Niedersachsen Netzwerk Nachwachsende Rohstoffe und Bioökonomie e.V.

Bio-LNG model region a pilot project in Lower Saxony

Michael Kralemann studied mechanical engineering at the TU Braunschweig.
After working at the Lower Saxony Energy Agency, since 2006 at the 3N Competence Centre Lower Saxony Network Renewable Resources and Bioeconomy. His main focus is on the conception of bioenergy plants, in particular wood heating plants, heating networks and biogas processing/liquefaction.

Klaus Röder

Stadtwerke Augsburg Verkehrs-GmbH

The hybrid biogas buses of Stadtwerke Augsburg

Klaus Röder is a trained banker and lawyer and has headed central purchasing at Stadtwerke Augsburg for 15 years. Since 2016, he has been responsible for the entire fleet consisting of 82 trams, 90 buses and 600 cars. His passion is to contribute to a sustainable mobility revolution.

Maximilian Schleupen

RWTH Aachen University

Hydrogen from biogas – potentials, sustainability and challenges

Maximilian Schleupen grew up on a farm that operated one of the first biogas plants in NRW. During his doctorate in the field of optimization of industrial furnaces at RWTH Aachen University, he also worked intensively on hydrogen production from biogas. Together with partners, he succeeded in realizing a pilot project for hydrogen production on his parents’ farm.

Thomas Wöber

gibgas consulting

The sustainable BioCNG drive for almost any application – 
Current truck, bus, tractor and car models and their use

Thomas Wöber (51 years old), CNG driver since 1994, CNG-Club member since 2016, grew up at the Bavarian Untermain, business economist and since 2000 owner of gibgas consulting, Munich, is on the road as an expert consultant for CNG and LNG mobility.






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

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