The first meeting on the Iberian Peninsula exclusively for professionals in the sector related to renewable gas will be held in Valladolid, on September 21, 22 and 23, 2021.
The event, jointly organized by the Spanish Biogas Association and Spanish Association of Biomass, will promote business opportunities among participating companies in Spain, Portugal and Latin America and will also disseminate the advantages of the development of biogas as a renewable energy source to society.
Due to the enormous importance of the sector to achieve the energy and environmental commitments of our country in the 2030 horizon, the Show has found the support of the European Biogas Association (EBA), Bioenergy Europe (the European association of bioenergy) as well as the Ministry for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge through IDAE
One of the main objectives of the meeting is to promote initiatives related to biogas and other renewable gases. Biomethane, whose chemical composition is similar to that of natural gas, is capable of taking advantage of the gas system for its transport, distribution or storage, and of replacing it in its usual end uses (cooking, heating, DHW, industrial processes, transportation, etc. .), with the indisputable advantage of being of renewable origin and helping to curb climate change.
In addition, the event will present allas news about the energy use of hydrogen.
European society has prepared the way
At present, there is a clear political commitment in Spain for these technologies that had not been manifested to date.
Following in the footsteps of France, which has set the goal of a network with 100% renewable gas in 2050, Spain is already working to define a stable framework to make biomethane development a reality, as required by the European Green Pact , the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan and the draft Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition.
The European Union has 18.200 biogas plants, with an installed capacity of 11 GWe capable of generating 63 TWeh per year of biogas, and 750 biomethane plants that produce 23 TWh, with a projection of reaching 370 TWh in 2030 and 1.170 TWh in 2050.
Both Spain, with just over 200 biogas plants and 2 biomethane plants in operation, as well as Portugal, with 64 biogas plants, have a long way to go to achieve the objectives (Data in 2018 - EBA Statiscal Report 2019).
The situation derived from covid-19 requires all administrations - European, national and regional - to accelerate the economic injection to this sector that generates employment and local wealth. In this way, Spain, and also Portugal, will reduce the outflow of capital to other economies while contributing a renewable and proprietary biofuel to the important gas infrastructure that we already have: gas pipelines, deposits, distribution networks and boilers.
Professionals from the Iberian Peninsula will have their biennial appointment
The organizers of the XNUMXst Renewable Gas Show are confident that the health situation will normalize in the coming months, and are already working to make the fair, parallel sessions and the congress safe spaces where they can show all the innovation and technology available to professionals.
The XNUMXst Renewable Gas Show will be held in parallel to the International Bioenergy Congress and the Expobiomasa fair, whose focus is on the energy recovery of solid biomass.