The Biomethane Industrial Partnership will host a policy session at the European Sustainable Energy Week 2024 on how biomethane can foster resilient energy communities

Brussels, 19th of April. The Biomethane Industrial Partnership (BIP), in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER), the European Biogas Association (EBA) and the European Renewable Gas Registry (ERGaR), will host the policy session “From waste to renewable energy: how biomethane can foster resilient energy communities” at the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2024.

Scheduled to take place on June 12, from 16:30 to 18:00 CEST, both in Brussels and online, the session “From waste to renewable energy: how biomethane can foster resilient energy communities” will focus on the role of biomethane in fostering resilient and effective energy communities.

The session will explore how biomethane can be a local, green, and resilient energy source, highlighting its diverse benefits, from the efficient utilization of waste-based feedstock to the production of organic fertilizers and the mitigation of CO₂ emissions. Additionally, it will examine how building biomethane energy communities can enhance citizen engagement and local leadership, addressing social acceptance concerns and the importance of sector awareness.

Projections for biomethane production by 2040 will be presented, offering insights into future energy landscapes. Lastly, best practices for timely and constructive engagement with local communities will be shared, highlighting strategies to expedite the implementation of biomethane projects and achieve the energy transition’s objective.

The session will feature different perspectives from the EU institutions, academia, industry, energy cooperatives, and gas infrastructure association operators.

The European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. Taking place from June 11 to 13, 2024, this year the event features the theme ‘Net-zero energy solutions for a competitive Europe’.

To register for our session, please begin by registering for EUSEW2024. After completing your registration, navigate to the “Programme” section on the EUSEW website. Select our session “From Waste to Renewable Energy: Biomethane and Renewable Energy Communities” scheduled for June 12, from 16:30 and 18:00 CEST, and add it to your agenda.