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GMI sponsors and participates in events throughout the year. As a benefit to our partners and stakeholders, this page also highlights events that are not directly affiliated with GMI.

View a list of upcoming events below, followed by a list of past events. Click on an event to view more details and access meeting materials and proceedings.

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Upcoming Events

Methane leakages from biogas plant: How much and how can we reduce them?

27 September 2021, Virtual Event

The Trade Council of Denmark in North America, Food & Bio Cluster Denmark, and the Danish Energy Agency are hosting a free webinar on 27 September 2021 from 10:00 - 11:00 EST (UTC -4). This first of its kind study looked at 60 biogas plants in Denmark. Come join us to see how biogas leakage was directly measured and what the recommendations are for reducing emissions. This will be especially valuable to those developing policy and incentives in the United States and Canada (and elsewhere) for anaerobic digestion and biogas energy related to climate goals.

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Best Practices for Methane Recovery from the Waste and Wastewater Sectors in China

28 September 2021, Virtual Event

This webinar will introduce best practices for capturing and using methane from the municipal solid waste and municipal wastewater sectors. This webinar, organized by the iGDP on behalf of the Global Methane Initiative, will feature representatives of cities and organizations working to manage urban waste in China. They will share how Chinese cities have implemented successful urban waste management programs, followed by a question-and-answer session. The webinar will be conducted in Chinese with simultaneous translation in English. This free webinar will take place on 28 September 2021 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM China Standard Time (UTC +8). 

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Zoom Meeting ID: 876 6541 2145
Pin code: 20210928

Moderator: Wang Yanhui, Deputy Director, iGDP
9:00 - 9:10Opening and Introduction
9:10 - 9:40Session I: Global picture of methane emissions reduction
15 minutes eachIntroduction to GMI''s international cooperation
Tom Frankiewicz, U.S. Lead, International Biogas Programs
Climate Change Division, Environmental Protection Agency
China''s efforts and plans in methane emission reduction
Gao Ji, EDF China Senior Project Manager
9:40 - 11:10 Session II: Good practices sharing on municipal solid waste and sewage treatment
15 minutes eachIntroduction to "Good Practice Guide for Urban Solid Waste and Sewage Treatment in China"
Chen Meian, Senior Analyst, iGDP/Senior Researcher, Climate and Energy Research Center, Institute of Finance and Sustainability
Best Practices Sharing of NAMA Projects in China
Liu Xiao, Project Director, German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ)
Food Waste Treatment Practice in Ningbo Kaseen
Guo Minglong, Deputy General Manager/Chief Engineer, Ningbo Kaseen Ecology Technology Co., Ltd.
Co-digestion case sharing from U.S.
William Chen, Supervising Engineer, Solid Waste Management Department, Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
Case Sharing of Landfill Gas Capture
Chen Fengkai, Chief Engineer, Shenzhen ChenShi Environment Protection and Energy Company
Case Sharing of Sludge Treatment in Beijing
Li Wei, Senior Engineer, Science and Technology Research and Development Center of Beijing Drainage Group
11:10 - 11:30Discussion, followed by Q&A
11:30Closing Remarks

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International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) World Congress 2021

4–7 October 2021, Virtual Event

The ISWA World Congress is the flagship event of the International Solid Waste Association where practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and academics from across the world gather to network, collaborate, learn, and inspire.

The next ISWA World Congress will be virtual and is hosted by the Hellenic Solid Waste Management Association (HSWMA) and Welcome, Ltd. The Congress, with an overall theme of "From Waste Management to a Circular Economy - The Road Ahead," will include keynote and plenary sessions by invited speakers, and concurrent sessions with oral and poster presentations by the participants.

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Biogas: Opportunities in India

7 October 2021, Virtual Event

The World Biogas Association (WBA) and the Indian Biogas Association (IBA) will host a virtual event on 07 October 2021 at 10:00 BST (UTC +1). This Ministerial Webinar will deliver the latest market insight and outline routes to access this vast development opportunity. The International Energy Agency (IEA) will report back on its recent India Bioenergy Workshop. The IBA and national operators will identify gaps in the market where solutions are required. 

  • India is investing in its national strategy to develop biogas, to manage organic wastes, and reduce carbon emissions by 40%.
  • The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas is backing a program for 5,000 digesters to be developed by 2024 to produce transport fuel. 
  • India has issued an open invitation to biogas developers to invest in the country, launching the ''One Nation, One Gas Grid'' initiative. 
  • Dedicated one-stop shops have been established to support foreign direct investment. 
  • India has approximately 1,108 terawatt hours of biogas potential, according to a WBA analysis.

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Biogases: Driving the Transition from Fossil to Green

13–14 October 2021, Virtual Event

The World Biogas Association is collaborating with the World LPG Association to conduct a one-stop virtual conference about renewable gases, biomethane, and bioLPG. LPG refers to liquified petroleum gas, which includes two liquid forms of natural gas: propane and butane.

These bio-solutions have a critical role to play in mitigating climate change through the decarbonisation of heat and transport sectors and supporting the development of sustainable farming and circular cities.

The virtual conference will be held 13-14 October 2021.

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European Biogas Conference 2021

26–28 October 2021, Brussels, Belgium

Renewable gases are essential for the defossilization of the energy sector and the realization of the EU 2030 climate targets. The EU Green Deal has set the framework for the energy transition and now is the time to turn these goals into reality. The European Biogas Conference will provide an opportunity for constructive dialogue and knowledge-exchange related to some of the most relevant topics for the biogas industry:

  • What is the role of biomethane in these future energy systems?
  • How can we accelerate the ramp-up of biomethane production enabling the industry to become a key actor in this transition?
  • How can biogas stimulate rural development and help us build a more sustainable and competitive farming sector?
  • What is needed to unlock the immense potential of biogas in developing circular cities and regions?

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26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)

31 October–12 November 2021, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

COP26 is the 2021 United Nations climate change conference. For nearly three decades the UN has been bringing together almost every country on earth for global climate summits – called COPs (Conference of the Parties). In that time climate change has gone from being a fringe issue to a global priority. This year will be the 26th annual summit – giving it the name COP26. With the UK as President, COP26 takes place in Glasgow.

The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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18th World Liquefied Natural Gas & Gas Series: Americas Summit & Exhibition

2–4 November 2021, Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States

The 18th World Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) & Gas Series: Americas Summit & Exhibition will bring together key suppliers, buyers, gas producers, pipeline companies, and Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) companies from across the entire gas and LNG value chain to discuss the most relevant and topical matters in the industry.

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2021 Value of Biogas West Conference

9–10 November 2021, Vancouver, Canada

The 2021 Value of Biogas West Conference is a two-day in-person event to be held in the heart of downtown Vancouver on 9-10 November 2021. Visit the event website to register and learn more about the conference agenda, which will include a variety of biogas/RNG presentations and engaging speakers. Both days of the conference will provide attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors with unrivaled opportunities to learn, network, and building new connections.

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Future of Biogas Europe 2021 Summit

24–25 November 2021, Berlin, Germany

This two-day event will bring together senior executives and experts from the full value chain to provide a forum for all parties active in the field of anaerobic digestion of organic matter and renewable energy production in the form of biogas. 

The conference will offer interactive sessions, conference presentations, panel discussions and networking opportunities to discuss the latest challenges and developments within the bioenergy industry.

Power producers, leading technology & solution providers, farmers, as well as representatives from the food & beverage industry, and waste industry, will share their experiences, expertise and ideas to successfully fight greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and take the right path to reach carbon neutrality by 2030.

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