Program
  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017
  • 14:00 - 18:00
  • Memo
  • Neri 2 Room South Hall

By Italian Biomethane Platform and Ecomondo Technical Scientific Committee                                   

The new Decree on biomethane subsidies aims to give a real boost to the development of the industry, focusing on a national priority action: the fulfilment of the 10% target of biofuels for use in transport by 2020. Biomethane, an advanced biofuel made with national biomasses and technologies, can play a key role in the Italian strategy to cope with climate change, resulting in an energy transition towards a sustainable and circular low carbon economy. The conference is intended to shed light on the contents of the new Decree, the potential of biomethane in Italy, the best practices and the major technological innovations available.

Programme

FIRST SESSION: Legal framework

10.00-10.15 Introductory remarks

10.15-10.45 RED 2 and the energy policy in the EU

Giulio Volpi, DG ENERGY (TBC)

10.45-11.00 The “Biomethane Decree bis”

Marco Pezzaglia, CIB

 

SECOND SESSION: The new biogas-biomethane chain: Study Cases

11.00-11.30 New and reconverted agricultural biogas plants

CIB

11.30-12.00 OFMSW plants

CIC

12.00-12.30 International virtuous case or sewage sludge plant (Amiacque, Milan)

12.30-13.00 International virtuous case

 

13.00 lunch break

 

THIRD SESSION: Research in Italy and in the EU

13.30-14.00 Speech from a EU Research projects manager

14.00-15.00 Roundtable: Ecofys, EU Universities, (Biomethane) Platform Scientific Advisers.

 

FOURTH SESSION: Roundtable “Positive biomethane spillover on Italy”.

15.00-16.00 Representatives from Italian Ministry of Economic Development, Italian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Italian Ministry of Environment, Italian Ministry of  Transport, Confagricultura, Utilitalia, FISE-Assoambiente, Legambiente.

 

Moderator: Paolo Vettori, Assogasmetano

 

16.00-16.30 Final greetings

 

16.30-17.00 Discussion and closure