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GPA Europe Renewable Gas Webinar

Be part of our digital journey which continues in September 2022. A session organised by our Renewable Gas KSI Group.


FREE of charge for all. We'll bring you sessions of substance with a live Q&A.


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Welcome to our Renewable Gas Webinar

Be part of our digital journey which continues on 22 September 2022. A session organised by our Renewable Gas KSI Group.

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We are delighted to present our Renewable Gas Webinar programme to you. Please note this is subject to change.

Information is being added regularly so do come back!

Please note timings are BST, please add 1 hour for European, CET.

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Our webinar will be approximately 2 hours, starting at 12pm BST (1pm CET).

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12:00 - 12:05   Welcome
     
12:05 - 12:40   Andy Cornell, ABSL
     
12:40 - 13:15   Paul Hudson, Transform Materials
     
13:15 - 13:50   Marine Juge, ENGIE Lab CRIGEN
     
13:50 - 14:00   Closing Remarks & Webinar Close
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We are delighted to present our Virtual Programme to you. Please note this is subject to change.

Information is being added regularly so do come back!

 

22 September 2022

12:05 - 12:40 BST

Future Use of Refuse Derived Fuel as a Feedstock in the Production of Low Carbon Fuels

Speaker: Andy Cornell, ABSL

Advanced Biofuel Solutions (ABSL) has developed a technology, RadGas, that converts household waste or biomass residues into biofuels while capturing carbon dioxide. RadGas can convert a range of feedstocks such as refuse derived fuel (RDF), straw or wood chips into a range of biofuels such as biohydrogen, biomethane or SAF. Moreover, in the production of biomethane or biohydrogen, the majority (if not all) of the carbon can be captured, paving the way towards carbon negative fuels, a key component of the energy mix towards net zero.

RDF is the preferred feedstock for the RadGas process in markets where there is sufficient availability and local regulations mean that it attracts a gate fee. In most parts of the world there is good waste availability, meaningful gate fees and a desire from policymakers to encourage environmentally friendly pathways for waste treatment, such as ABSL’s offering.

As such, we would propose a discussion around the future use of RDF as a feedstock in the production of low carbon fuels, for use in heating, transport or industry.

 

12:40 - 13:15 BST

Green Acetylene Production – Using Biogas to Achieve a Step Change in Supply Chain CO2 and Waste Production

Speaker: Paul Hudson, Transform Materials

Production of acetylene via the widely used calcium carbide route produces solid and liquid waste in the supply chain as well as CO2. Use of biogas in the Transform Materials novel, non-thermal microwave plasma process prevents the need to generate solid and liquid waste and can cut CO2 emissions associated with the acetylene hugely. The process not only protects the environment but it produces green hydrogen as a by-product! Use of the TM process is a great way to valorise methane from all sources, especially biogas and can unlock the potential of green products made from acetylene such as PVC, acyrlic polymers, synthetic rubbers, acetylene black, graphene, vitamins and pharma applications amongst others.

 

13:15 - 13:50 BST

Biomethane Sector in France and Technical Levers to Reduce the Production Costs of Biomethane from Anaerobic Digestion

Speaker: Marine Juge, ENGIE Lab CRIGEN

The biomethane production in France is largely growing since the last years and several pathway are available or under developments as for example anaerobic digestion or, pyrogasification. Due to actual context and new European objectives the sector is booming.

European Commission announced to increase to 35 bcm the biomethane production in 2030 which double the initial objective and represent 15% of the current European gas consumption. To achieve this ambitious target we will need to drastically increase the number of units, diversify the pathways and so optimise the production costs to improve the profitability and guarantee the quick development of the pathways.

This paper presents the current biomethane sector in France: the different pathways, the number of units, the regulation and incentives evolutions, etc. Moreover, the paper presents the ENGIE’s ambitions in terms of cost reduction thanks to the development of several technologies. Indeed, it is thanks to a combination of solutions that we will able to achieve the new European ambition in Green Gases production:

  • Improve the CAPEX with lower foot print
  • Optimize biomass conversion to increase methane production
  • Reduce methane losses to improve environmental footprint but also increase biomethane revenue
  • Identify new co-products to create new revenues 
Andy Cornell
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Andy Cornell, Chief Executive Officer
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Andy has worked for advanced biofuels companies in senior roles for the last 10 years. During this time, he has built up a wealth of experience in the sector. He is an active member of several industry bodies and regularly contributes to sector research and articles.

Prior to joining ABSL, he worked in the telecoms sector for BT and Arqiva in a variety of engineering, financial and commercial roles in the UK and USA.

Andy has a B.Sc. in mathematics from the University of Warwick and a Master in Satellite and Mobile Engineering from the University of Surrey. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales and the Institute of Electrical Engineers.
Dr Paul Hudson
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Dr Paul Hudson, Senior Business Development Manager
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Dr Paul Hudson is a senior business development manager for Transform Materials. Paul is based in the north east of England and works across Europe to commercialise Transform Materials’ non-thermal microwave plasma technology for conversion of methane to green acetylene and hydrogen. Paul has worked on catalysis in the oil and gas and chemicals industries for more than 20 years through technical and commercial roles. Transform Materials’ technology is market ready and discussions are in progress for beginning of construction of multiple plants in the next 2 years.
Marine Juge
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Marine Juge, Deputy Lab Manager
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Ms. Marine Juge is Deputy Lab Manager of the Biogas, Biomass & Waste Lab at Lab CRIGEN. M. Juge obtained her engineer degree at Ecole Nationale Supérieur des Ingénieurs en Arts Chimiques et Technologiques (ENSIACET) in Chemical Engineering and specialized in Conception and Analysis of Processes. She joined ENGIE in 2014 where she has been involved in several R&D projects related to the production of renewable biogas based on gasification of biomass and on anaerobic digestion processes and gas treatment. She was then project manager on anaerobic digestion and green gas mobility research projects. Moreover, she is the technical coordinator of the biomethane GERG project funded by European Commission.

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