Agenda for the Biogas Subcommittee Meeting
Unlocking the Full Value of Anaerobic Digestion

Monday, 23 March 2020, Palais de Nations, Room IV

09:00 – 09:10 Welcome and Opening of the Meeting; Adoption of the Agenda
Subcommittee Co-Chairs:
  • Matthew Hamilton, Environment & Climate Change Canada (ECCC) (Canada)
  • Jorge Hilbert, National Agricultural Technology Institute (INTA) (Argentina)
  • Nick Elger, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (United States)
09:10 – 09:25 GMI Secretariat Updates and the Global Methane Challenge
Monica Shimamura, GMI Secretariat
09:25 – 09:40 Ongoing GMI Biogas Activities
Overview of technical, policy and outreach activities related to agriculture and waste sectors
Unlocking the Full Value of Anaerobic Digestion
09:40 – 10:00 Keynote Presentation
Keynote Speaker - High-level discussion on role of biogas for methane mitigation globally
10:00 – 10:15 Global Methane Challenge Spotlight
Country/company/organization actions to capture biogas and mitigate methane
10:15 – 10:35 Coffee Break
Policies to Support Anaerobic Digestion
10:35 – 11:30 Country-specific policy presentations by attendees that highlight the full value of AD (biogas, heat recovery, digestate)
  • Daniel Tutu Benefoh, Environmental Protection Agency (Ghana)
  • Petri Kouvo, HSY Helsinki Regional Environmental Services Authority (Finland)
  • Andreas Taubert, German Ministry of Agriculture (Germany)
  • Matthew Hamilton, ECCC (Canada)
  • Jorge Hilbert, INTA (Argentina)
  • Tom Frankiewicz, EPA (United States)
  • Idrissa Diatta, Unité de Coordination de la Gestion des déchets solides au Sénégal (Senegal)
11:30 – 12:00 Facilitated group discussion on policy drivers for unlocking full value of anaerobic digestion
12:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:30 Global Methane Challenge Spotlights
Country/company/organization actions to capture biogas and mitigate methane
Strengthening National Actions
14:30 – 15:00 NDC Enhancement: Opportunities for Biogas Inclusion in National Planning for Agriculture, Municipal Solid Waste, and Wastewater
  • Helena Molin Valdes, Director of CCAC Secretariat (France)
15:00 – 15:20 Measurement, Reporting and Verification Best Practices for Biogas
EPA (United States)
15:20 – 15:50 Facilitated group discussion on policy and economic considerations to increase ambitions
  • Helena Molin Valdes, Director of CCAC Secretariat (France)
15:50 – 16:10 Coffee Break
Tools to Improve Financial Readiness of Biogas Projects
16:10 – 17:00 Demonstration of Biogas Toolkit
EPA (United States)
  • Anaerobic Digester Project Financial Readiness Checklist
  • Anaerobic Digester Feasibility Analysis Tool
17:00 – 17:50 Workshop: Facilitated workshop to demonstrate toolkit
17:50 – 18:00 Wrap-Up and Adjourn


Palais de Nations