SAE Media Group's Biogas 2011 conference will be focusing on bringing together industry leaders and experts to explore and discuss the leading technologies and strategic project developments in Biogas with a focus on the UK and European market sector. Biogas is increasingly termed the energy of the future as renewable energy sources remains high on the agenda of government officials and business strategic developments.

Considerable challenges are being overcome by industry leaders and experts at producing biogas using innovative technologies and effective solutions. Biogas is a sector driven by continuous innovation, technologic developments and strategic solutions. Biogas has become a core strategic objective for many companies, and organizations as sustainable biogas project developments reduce carbon emissions, save energy and costs through more sustainable and effective resource utilization and provide a more green energy solution. These are just a few of the advantages which are leading the industry sector.

Attend our two day conference and hear from leading experts who will provide an invaluable insight to the competitive nature of biogas and its most current developments and challenges.  Biogas is a fast paced and growing industry sector for which I would like to invite you to attend a not to be missed event and again the knowledge and insight needed in sharing best practices.




  • Update your knowledge on state of the art strategies needed to start and manage your biogas plants
  • Learn about vital financial considerations when it comes to raising capital in an uncertain financial market
  • Participate in the sustainable energy revolution and tap into the revenue generation potential of biogas
  • Network with fellow operators about success and mistakes made in
    building AD plants


  • Heads of Biogas
  • Heads of Alternative Energy Technology
  • Heads of Biogas Supply Chain
  • Heads of Renewable Energy
  • CEOs
  • Financial Analysts and Advisors
  • Managing Directors
  • Technical Directors
  • Heads of Procurement
  • Heads of Supply Chain Management
  • Biogas Operational Managers
  • Investment Analysts

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Les Gornall

Les Gornall, Lead Process Consultant, PROjEN

9:10 Commercial Challenges of Anaerobic Digestion- A Practical Perspective

Alexander Maddan

Alexander Maddan, Chief Executive Officer, Agrivert Limited

  • Spotting the Growth Opportunities
  • Developing Biomethane and Technologies
  • How to meet Energy target through Biogas
  • 9:50 Biomass into Synthesis Gas

    Tony Fordham

    Tony Fordham, Managing Director, ITI Energy

  • Biomass or Oil Sludge
  • Gasification Process
  • Syngas
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:40 Communicating effective biogas project developments

  • Sustainability of project resources
  •  Engaging stakeholders and dealing with localism
  • Effective project communication and community engagement
  • John Twitchen

    John Twitchen, Managing Director, Sauce Consultancy

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 Food, Energy and Profit from Wasted Resources

    Peter Jones

    Peter Jones, Waste Sector Expert, London Waste and Recycling Board

  • Land fill Diversion Program
  • Investment Profile in Waste Technology
  • Zero Waste Economy
  • 14:00 Managing Operational Biogas Plants in the UK

    Andrew Needham

    Andrew Needham, Operations Director, Biogen UK

  • Balancing Environmental and Commercial Challenges
  • Managing the Process
  • Project Insights
  • 14:40 AD in the UK

    • Operational AD plants in the UK
    • Geographical feedstock location
    • Pretreatment and the selection of the AD process
    • Options for biogas use
    • Carbon savings of the options
    • Cost of carbon savings
    • Biomethane case study key findings

    John Tattersall

    John Tattersall, Regional Director of Process, Black & Veatch (U.K.) Limited

    15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:50 Marketing of Biomethane in Germany

    Carsten  Herbes

    Carsten Herbes, Head of Research and Development, NAWARO BIOENERGIE

  • Production of biomethane from energy crops on industrial scale
  • The legal framework for marketing biomethane in Germany
  • Market structure and market players in the biomethane value chain
  • Marketing strategies for producers of biomethane
  • 16:30 Biomethane injection to the grid: RHI Opportunities to the Waste Treatment Sector

    Eberhart Wusterhaus  Gomez

    Eberhart Wusterhaus Gomez, International Business Biogas, Schmack CARBOTECH GmbH

  • Biogas as an important energy source
  • Biogas cleaning and upgrading process
  • Examples and experiences  in the biogas upgrading industry


  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Les Gornall

    Les Gornall, Lead Process Consultant, PROjEN

    9:10 Biogas Feedstock Developments

  • Capturing Energy from Waste
  • Types of Feedstock and Biogas Developments
  • Further Developments
  • Les Gornall

    Les Gornall, Lead Process Consultant, PROjEN

    9:50 Producing Biomethane for Vehicle Fuel

    John  Baldwin

    John Baldwin, Managing Director, CNG Services Limited

  • What is biomethane and how is it made?
  • Making biogas in an anaerobic digester
  • Making biomethane from biogas
  • Biomethane injection into the gas grid (BtG)
  • First UK project taking place in 2010
  • Financial benefits
  • Biomethane fuelled vehicles
  • There are now more than 10 OEM produced vehicles in UK plus dual-fuel conversions
  • No sustainability issues
  • CO2 and air quality benefits from transportation
  • BtG conclusions
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Renewable Energy Association – Green Gas and Biofertiliser Certification Scheme

    David Collins

    David Collins, Head of UK Biogas Group, Renewable Energy Association

  • Renewable Energy Directive (RED)
  • EU Regulations of Sustainability
  • RO-2011 Sustainability Reporting
  • 11:40 Converting Waste into Clean Energy

    Simon Merriweather

    Simon Merriweather, Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Plasma Power

  • Meeting Current Energy Demands through Waste        
  • The Production Process and Technology
  • Application to different types of projects
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 Integrating biogas in the regional gas grid

    Elbert Huijzer

    Elbert Huijzer, Senior Consultant , Alliander

  • the technical capacity of the regional grid compared to the feed-in of biomethane
  • the (lack of) synchronism between production and use
  • the quality issues of composition
  • discussion about checking the producer and responsibilities of the grid operator
  • the difficulty of implementing this in the organisatio;
  • 14:30 Good Quality CHP Compliance for Biogas Plants

    Andrew Jolly

    Andrew Jolly, Director, Equis Energy Limited

  • The benefits of CHPQA accreditation
  • The technical criteria to be met
  • Building CHPQA requirements into AD scheme development process
  • 15:10 Converting from Mains Gas to Locally Produced Bio-Methane: A case study by Selborne Brick Works

    Patrick  Benham-Crosswell

    Patrick Benham-Crosswell, Director, The Selborne Brick Company Limited

  • The constraints of the site and the existing manufacturing operations
  • Selecting  the technology
  • Feedstock , product and digestate
  • Raising the funding – equity, banks and grants
  • 15:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Afternoon Tea



    Practical considerations of biogas analysis: Challenges and Solutions

    Practical considerations of biogas analysis: Challenges and Solutions

    Copthorne Tara Hotel
    15th June 2011
    London, United Kingdom

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    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.




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