Biogases will play a pivotal role in delivering Europe’s long-term energy security and climate mitigation objectives, as part of a forward-looking and balanced renewable energy mix. Besides, their benefits go far beyond the reduction of greenhouse emissions. Biogases are the cheapest and most scalable form of renewable gas available today. They are a dispatchable energy carrier and as such can be deployed to balance intermittent renewable energy generation. Moreover, biomethane (upgraded biogas) can directly substitute natural gas and it can be stored and deployed across the whole energy system, using existing gas infrastructure and end-use technologies.

Aside from the well-established benefits of lowering emissions, biomethane help to strengthen European farmers’ independence and revenue, support a thriving circular bioeconomy, aid in securing a reliable supply of sustainable food and feed, and reduce Europe’s reliance on energy imports European biomethane market is expected to grow substantially in the coming years, while Greece, in the new National Plan for Energy and Climate, has set ambitious goals for biomethane until 2030.


In this context, in the framework of European Biomethane Week 2023, the Hellenic Association of Biogas Producers-HABIO, organise in Athens the conference

"Biogas-Beyond Energy: Reforming Agriculture and Energy in Greece"

to present current developments in the sector and highlight the decisive contribution of Biogas to energy, agriculture and the environment. Particular emphasis will be placed on Biomethane which, as a derivative of Biogas, is the most competitive and immediately available renewable fuel.

Thursday, 26th October 2023, 13:00
Deloitte amphitheatre, 3a Fragkokklisias & Granikou str. Marousi
Athens 151 25

Participants will have the opportunity to visit Mega Eco biogas production unit, in Megara, which applies innovative technologies in the treatment and utilization of liquid digestate for the production of fertilizers. The conference will be held in Greek.

Departure: 16:00

Confirmed Speakers:

Thodoros Skylakakis

Greek Minister of Environment and Energy

Dionisis Stamenitis

Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Food

Alexandra Sdoukou

Deputy Minister of Environment & Energy

Harmen Dekker

CEO, European Biogas Association

Dr. -Ing Alexandros Yfantis

President, Hellenic Association of Biogas Producers-HABIO

Konstantinos Eleftheriadis

Partner, Energy Industry Leader, Deloitte

Christos Zafeiris

Responsible for the Biogas and Biomethane Unit, of the Biomass Department at CRES

Giorgos Tselepis

Secretary General HABIO

Themistoklis D. Sfetsas

Chemist, MSc, PhD cand. Technical Manager at QLAB PC

Ioannis Giarendis

Chairman Of The Board and CEO Dapeep S.A.

Dr. Kiriaki Karakitsou

Head Subsidiaries Division, DEPA

Eva Tsoukalidoy,

PMO Biomethane Pilot Project, Senior Manager DESFA

Athanasios Zacharopoulos

Head of Programming Section in transport RES and renewable fuels Ministry of Environment and Energy

Panel Coordinator:

Michalis Mastorakis
Journalist, Editor

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