DATE AND TIME
Sep 29 2022, 09:00 - 17:00
National Motorcycle Museum
Coventry Road, Bickenhill, Solihull, B92 0EJ
UK Green Gas Day 2022
The REA and CNG Services have been running the Green Gas Day since 2012. This will be the 10th edition of the conference and exhibition – the largest industry gathering in the UK focused on green gases, including hydrogen – with over 300 people attending all previous years.
Along with actions to accelerate the roll out of energy efficiency measures and the deployment of renewables, green gases such as biomethane and clean hydrogen are key to reduce our dependency on fossil fuels and reliance on imported gas from Russia, as well as to deliver an energy future which is independent, secure, and stable.
In response to the energy price crisis and the Ukrainian situation, the European Commission has recently issued proposals to reduce the EU’s dependence on Russian gas by two thirds before the end of 2022 as part of a plan to become independent from all Russian fossil fuels “well before 2030”. Larger volumes of biomethane and clean hydrogen production will be needed to meet those goals.
The UK has been active in the development of green gas plants in the past decade but more needs to be done to help us become self-sufficient. The growth of the green gas sector in the UK has been mostly supported by the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (NDRHI) and, more recently, the Green Gas Support Scheme (GGSS). According to Government statistics, the UK has 143 biomethane to grid projects registered under the NDRHI with a further 31 projects in the pipeline. Another 45 biomethane plants are also expected to be developed over the life of the GGSS.
Green gases supplied for transport under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) have also been growing rapidly in recent years, particularly biomethane. Mobility is also likely be one of the key sectors to kick-start the development of the clean hydrogen sector in the UK.
New financial models that are not reliant on subsidies are also emerging for biomethane plants with carbon capture and storage which make biomethane carbon negative and particular valuable for companies that need to offset their residual GHG emissions.
In the UK, and world wide, clean hydrogen is currently enjoying an unprecedented political and business momentum as a versatile and sustainable energy carrier but the right policy and regulatory framework needs now to be in place to support the rapid scale up of this sector and deliver the necessary cost reductions. Policy to support clean hydrogen is developing at a fast pace in the UK and much innovation is being carried out to facilitate the safe and sound deployment of hydrogen production, injection into the gas network and different hydrogen applications. Innovative projects are underway that are integrating renewable electricity generation such as solar and wind with batteries and electrolysers, and injecting hydrogen into the National Transmission System.
This year’s Green Gas Day will look at all recent and future policy developments to support green gases such as biomethane and clean hydrogen, as well as well as the latest changes that will impact the green gas market. UK Green Gas Day 2022 will also highlight the latest technical developments and showcase the industry’s latest innovation on green gas production, connection to the grid, blending, process optimisation, adding value and green gas trading.
It will be a packed programme with both the conference and the exhibition.
Come to UK Green Gas Day to meet project developers and operators, financiers, feedstock providers, waste hauliers, technology providers and government officials. Visit exhibition stands from all of the major suppliers to the green gas industry. If you are involved in or interested in Green Gas, then this is the one industry event in 2022 that you cannot afford to miss.
If you wish to sponsor or exhibit at the event you can download the information here.
A provisional programme for the event can be found here: Green Gas Day 2022 programme