R2Gas Workshop: Biomethane – The most evident renewable fuel today

R2Gas Workshop: Biomethane – The most evident renewable fuel today

Due to the current limited availability of natural gas from Russia, biomethane has gained an increasing interest. With the proposition of the Fitfor55 followed by the REPowerEU programmes, the importance of biomethane jumped up high again in the agenda with the target to produce some 35bcm by 2030. However, there are still a few hurdles to overcome.

Experienced experts from production, market, policy and application will discuss the actual status, the potential and limits of biomethane production as well as the business opportunities.


Quartier Belvedere Central (QBC)

Gertrude-Fröhlich-Sandner-Straße 3; Stockwerk 8.

The building is located next to the new Vienna Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) and is of easy reach by all means of public transport

Language: English                 

Participation fees:        

170 EUR for participants registered after 28th February

Participation fee includes lunch and coffee breaks as well as farewell drink. The participation fee is payable by means of bank transfer performed by 21st April against the invoice issued by R2Gas upon registration. (No registration and no payment will be possible on the spot.)


Programme (download here)

08:15 Registration and welcome coffee

09:00 Welcome and House keeping

09:15 Frame conditions 

  • Prospects for biomethane under the impact of energy shortage in Europe Speaker: Arthur Wellinger (R2Gas)  
  • Expected developments on the European natural gas market 2022-2030 (with special view on the Central-East Europe region) Speaker: Dániel Garai, CEO (CEEGEX)
  • Renewable gases in Austria: Deployment and upcoming policies Speaker: Franz Kirchmeyr, (ARGE Kompost&Biogas)

10:30 Coffee Break

10:50   Technology

  • Conversion of biogas plants from generating electricity to producing biomethane Speaker: Frank Scholwin (R2Gas)
  • Bio-LNG as a key decarbonization technology: Experience of AB on production and distribution Speaker: Tobias Ziereis (Gruppo AB)
  • Latest developments in the field of thermal biomass gasification Speaker: Richard Zweiler (R2Gas)
  • Prospects for integrating anaerobic digestion with Power-to-Gas Speaker: Kornel L. Kovacs (R2Gas)

12:15             Lunch Break

13:30 Input materials

  • A European perspective on biomethane production from by-products Speaker: Alessandro Armani (Biogest GmbH)
  • Potential and conditions for producing sequential crops for biogas Speaker: Wolfgang Gabauer (R2Gas)
  • Challenges in utilising algae/seaweeds as energy sources Speaker: Theo Verleun (R2Gas) 

14:45   Coffee Break

15:05 Markets

  • Biomethane supply-demand forecast for Europe 2022-2030 Speaker: Jan Stambasky (R2Gas)
  • Long-term cooperation between producers and traders in support of new biomethane investments Speaker: Zoltan Elek (Landwärme GmbH)
  • Cross-border transfer of biomethane certificates Andreas Wolf (AGCS)
  • Monetizing the “green” value of biomethane Speaker: Attila Kovacs (R2Gas)