Program for Nordic Biogas Conference 2014

Nordic Biogas Conference 2014 will include plenum sessions and parallel sessions.

The purpose of the conference is to be an important platform for exchange of experiences and knowledge within the biogas area.  It focuses on best practices in production, upgrading, distribution and utilization of biogas.

The focus of the conference is to dissiminate information about Nordic, European and global biogas markets, innovation and research.  Specially the conference in 2014 will focus on (see program).

Submit abstract for poster session here.

Program day 1 - 27th of August

 9:00 - 10:30

Breakfast and registration
10:30-12:00 Opening Session
  Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources
  Björn H. Halldórsson (IS) CEO SORPA, NBC organizing committee
  Bruno Sander Nielsen (DK) - Danish Biogas Association - Biogas in the Nordic countries



13:00-14:00 Parallel session 1 Parallel session 2
  Pre-treatment of substrates Aquatic substrates
13:00 -13:30 Johanna Björkmalm (SE) - SP Benchmarking
Pretreatment plants
Martti Surakka (FI) - From Weed to Fields - Utilization of Water Hyacinth in Bioenergy Production and Nutrient Recycling.
13:30-14:00 Jörgen Ballermann, Xergi (DK) Sven Norup (SE) 
  Chicken litter as substrate for Anaerobic Digestion Micro and Macro algaes cooperating in a holistic combinate,
    Smygehamn at the south coast of Sweden
14:00-14:30 Magnús Guðmundsson, NMI (IS) Panyamee Sachakamol (THAI)
  Pulsed-electro field pretreatment Anaerobic Digestion of Algae Extraction
  for enhanced biogas production Process Waste to Produce Biogas


Coffee break
15:00-16:30 Parallel session 3 Parallel session 4
  Biogas-  gas cleaning and upgrading Biogas - production
15:00-15:30 Dr. Goetz Baumgarten (DE) - High selective Henrik B. Möller (DK) - Co-digestion of
  Membranes for biogas upgrading manure with straw and perennial grasses
15:30-16:00 Teemu Aittamaa, Finnish Biogas Association (FI) Morten Brögger Kristensen, Aikan (DK)
  Traffic Biogas Utilization in Finland Two-step dry digestion of waste
16:00-16:30 Raymond Jørgensen, Frevar (NO) Kari-Anne Lyng (NO) - Value chain models for effective
  Upgrading of biogas at FREVAR biogas production


Coffee break
17:00-18:00 Plenum Session 1 - Lessons learned
  Frank Scholwin (DE) - Biogas development in Germany
  Lorie Hamelin (DK) -Boosting manure-biogas through external carbon inputs: environmental consequences and system perspectives on how to prioritize the biomass resources.
  Henrik Lystad (NO) - Biogas from waste


Conference Dinner


Program day 2 - 28th of August

8:00 - 9:00

Breakfast and Poster Session
9:00 - 10:00 Plenum Session 2 - Biogas and landfill gas in US and Europe
  Diane Saber (US) – Overview of AD and landfill gas in US
  David Baxter European Commission JRC (NL)  - Biogas Developments in International Energy Agency Countries


Coffee break
10:30-12:00 Parallel session 5 Parallel session 6
  Landfill gas -production LBG/CBG in the road bound transport sector
     - production
  Hakan Rosqvist (SE) - MaLaGaprojekt

Francesco Dioguardi, Stirling Cryogenics (NL) -

Stirling Cryogenerators for LNG applications

  Guðmundur Ólafsson, Mannvit (IS) Arne Jakobsen (NO) - LBG production in Oslo
  Alfsnes Landfill Gas Collection – A Novel Approach for Extracting High  
   Quality Gas  
  Irene Bohn (SE) - Improving extraction Bruno Brethes, CRYOSTAR (FR) - Biomethane liquefaction plants:
  of landfill gas Technologies to overcome challenging business cases


13:00-14:30  Parallel session 7 Parallel session 8
  Landfill gas LBG/CBG in the road bound transport sector
    -utilization  -utilization
  Petri Kouvo (FI) - Ammassuo landfill Michelle Ekman (SE) - BiMe Trucks and LNG Blue Corridors project
  gas power plant  
  Pontus Wettrell (SE) - Stirling engine at Landfill site Marc Jean Mestrel (FR)
    Experiences of CNG in dense urban areas
  Barbara Marshik (US) - Siloxanes in Trevor Fletcher, Hardstaff Group (UK)
  landfill gas Dual-fuel technology


Coffee break
15:00-16:30 Plenum Session 3 - Future biogas systems
  Jörgen Held (SE) - The methane platform: A-,B-,C-,E-,F- and L- methane  
  John Böghild Hansen (DK) - Biogas upgrading to pipeline quality by Solid Oxide Electrolysis

Rasmus Munch Sörensen (DK) - Biogas in the future integrated energy system

16:30-17:00 Conference closing session
  Closing remarks and NBC 2016 


Program day 3 - 29th of August

8:00 - 15:00

Technical tours - Choose one of the following excursions on the first conference day

Technical tour details


Excursion 1:

-Álfsnes Landfill site and Biogas Upgrading Plant
-The Geothermal Energy Exhibition at Hellisheiði Power Plant
-A short bus tour around the area at Hellisheiði

Departure from the Hilton Hotel is at 8.00 and estimated return to the hotel is at 13.30.
Lunch will be provided.


Excursion 2:

-The Geothermal Energy Exhibition at Hellisheiði Power Plant
-Álfsnes Landfill site and Biogas Upgrading Plant

Departure from the Hilton Hotel is at 8.00 and estimated return to the hotel is at 12.45.
Lunch will be provided


Excursion 3:

-Carbon Recycling International
-Reykjanesvirkjun Power Plant
-Álfsnes Landfill site and Biogas Upgrading Plant

Departure from the Hilton Hotel is at 8.30 and estimated return to the hotel is at 15.00
Lunch will be provided.

Presentations from NBC 2012 are available here and here.

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors


    The work in the organizing committee is supported by
    Jörgen Held, Renewable Energy Technology International AB
    Frank Scholwin, Institute for Biogas, Waste Management & Energy