Webinar - Integration of Biogas Systems into the Energy System

21. January 2021
Online, AT

IEA Bioenergy Task 37 recently published a new report highlighting how to match biogas supply and demand for energy as electricity, heat or transport biofuel across the larger future energy system. This webinar will present the main conclusions.


IEA Bioenergy

Content Description

IEA Bioenergy is an organisation set up in 1978 by the International Energy Agency (IEA) with the aim of improving cooperation and information exchange between countries that have national programmes in bioenergy research, development and deployment.

IEA Bioenergy invites you to participate in this free international webinar presented by Jerry D. Murphy, Director SFI MaREI Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine, Director of Bioenergy and Biofuels Research, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Ireland, and Jan Liebetrau, Head of Department Consulting and Research.

Biogas is a versatile energy carrier which can be used to produce electricity, heat and after upgrading serve all functions of natural gas, including transport. Biogas systems are highly scalable in their energy output according to the demand from the particular energy sector.

The flexibility of biogas systems can facilitate electricity production at a dynamic schedule to match an electricity demand profile, while facilitating voltage and grid stability. As a decentralised component of the overall energy system biogas systems can function as an infrastructure hub for local energy consumers in rural areas.

Biogas can play an essential role (together with PV and wind) as part of a virtual power plant in local distribution energy grids. Biogas systems can operate as a biological battery in coupling the electricity and gas grids using surplus electricity to produce hydrogen to react with biogenic CO2 in biogas producing biomethane and increasing the output of biomethane (typically by 70 %). Innovation and ingenuity will be required of biogas operators in future energy systems.


Participant Information


This webinar will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2021 from

  • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Central European Time
  • 10:00 am - 11:00 am North American Eastern Standard Time
  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Greenwich Mean Time

For more information and a description of the webinar, please see the poster of the event.

The webinar will be delivered through the Zoom web conferencing software. The webinar platform may prompt you to download a free add-in. Follow the instructions on-screen to install.

Contact Address

ETA Florence Renewable Energies
Ernesto Lucarelli
E-Mail: ernesto.lucarelli@etaflorence.it