Successful first edition of the Polish
Biomethane Organization’s Forum
The 1st Forum of the Polish Biomethane Organisation, which took place as part of the European Biomethane Week, featuring a comprehensive programme, insightful discussions and important declarations has concluded with great success. Around 200 participants from up to 160 companies attended the event. The Polish Biomethane Organisation extends its heartful thank-you to all the participants and speakers who attended the event.
The 1st Forum of the Polish Biomethane Organisation was officially opened by MichałTarka, the Director General of the PBO. The Forum’s special guest was prof. Jerzy Buzek, MEP, who stressed that as many as 15 million people in Poland can benefit from biomethane in district heating. In his keynote address, the former Prime Minister also emphasized the importance of Member States working with each other to create a legal framework that will enable the deployment of biomethane, stressing that EU countries should be urged to include a binding 35 billion cubic meters (bcm) biomethane target by the end of 2030 in their legislation.
The Forum consisted of four thematic sessions: Biomethane Legislation, Social Acceptance of Biomethane Investments, Directions for Developing the Biomethane Business, Technologies, and a panel discussion featuring PBO members and invited guests. The program is available “HERE”.
The presentations, discussions and panels were extremely inspiring and made a valuable contribution to the development of the biomethane sector in Poland, thanks to the commitment and expertise of the following speakers::
Michał Tarka, PhD Marcin Kraśniewski, PhD Marcin Trupkiewicz, Piotr Mikusek, Marcin Popkiewicz, Krzysztof Ślebioda, Marcin Laskowski, PhD Ewa Krasuska, Bartosz Kwiatkowski, Petr Kalina, PhD Lech Wojciechowski, Henning Dicks, Kacper Sędek, Łukasz Wilczyński, Martin Vrtiška, Paweł Pikus, and Christian Kuijlaars.
Reports from individual thematic sessions are available on the LinkedIn of the Polish Biometane Organization. Tweets from the Forum and the most important declarations regarding the biomethane industry can be found on the PBO Twitter.
The honorary patronage of the event was taken by: The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, The National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, The National Support Centre for Agriculture, The National Centre for Research and Development, the Marshal of the Lubusz Voivodeship Elżbieta Anna Polak, The Marshal of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship Andrzej Bętkowski, The Marshal of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship Olgierd Geblewicz, The Marshal of the Lesser Poland Voivodeship Witold Kozłowski, The Marshal of the Opole Voivodeship Andrzej Buła, The Marshal of the Mazovian Voivodeship Adam Struzik, The Marshal of the Greater Poland Voivodeship Marek Woźniak, The Marshal of the Podlaskie Voivodeship Artur Kosicki.
General Partners: Polish Biogas Group, DUON Distribution, Prodeval CE, KWE AB Energy Poland (Gruppo AB).
Special Partner: Agriportance.
Partner: The National Centre for Research and Development.
Main Media Partner: Magazyn Biomasa.
Media Patronage: Teraz Środowisko, Energetyka24, PPR – Pierwszy Portal Rolny, CCI France Pologne – French-Polish Chamber of Commerce, Agro & Konsument.
The Polish Biomethane Organization’s Forum is set to become a regular event in the calendar of the European Biomethane Week. See you at the next PBO event!