Speakers

The REGATEC 2020 speakers are personally invited in order to create a well composed conference centred around the conference topics.

SPEAKER LINE UP

Plenary I – Renewable methane for G-mobility – policy, potential and status
Status and policy for biomethane in Thuringia
Dieter Sell, Thuringian Energy and GreenTech Agency (ThEGA)
Dieter SellDieter Sell studied Biology at the University of Bochum and obtained his doctor’s degree in chemical technology from the University of Dortmund 1991. After that he led a research group at DECHEMA, Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology in Frankfurt (Main) for 15 years. His research work focused on fuel cells, sensor technologies and new process designs.
In his succeeding position as head of DECHEMA`s biotechnology department he was responsible for several areas such as renewable energies, renewable materials and the assessment of new technologies by eco-efficiency analysis. After he completed his post-doctoral thesis on electrochemistry in 2004 at the Leibnitz University of Hanover he was appointed early 2010 as an adjunct professor for technical chemistry. Since 2011 he is CEO of the Thuringian Energy  and GreenTech Agency.
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Alexey Mozgovoy, German Biogas Association
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Renewable methane and G-mobility from a European perspective
Harm Grobrügge, European Biogas Association
HarmHarm Grobrügge operates his family’s farm in Northern Germany with an on-farm biogas plant installed in 1983. He has been active in the Fachverband Biogas, the German Biogas Associationsince 1985 at various positions: Regional spokesman, Board member, representative with BEE (German Renewable Energy Federation), associate to the Clearingstelle-EEG. Harm Grobrügge is President of EBA since 2019 and was a Vice-President from 2009 to 2019.
Plenary II – Renewable methane, synergies between different production routes and natural gas
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Zoltan Elek, Landwärme GmbH
Zoltan ElekMister Zoltan Elek (Dipl.-Ing.) is the founder and managing director of Landwärme GmbH, based in Munich, Germany. Landwärme is a biomethane supplier active in Europe. In addition to biomethane trading, the company plans and operates biogas upgrading plants and offers services along the entire biomethane value chain. Prior to Landwärme Zoltan Elek worked for E.ON Engineering, Stadtwerke München, and McKinsey & Company. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Munich and participated in the MBA program at the University of California, Berkeley.
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Parallel session 1a – G-mobility and upgrading to vehicle fuel quality
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Robin Hörrmann, NGVA Europe
RobinRobin Hörrmann has been Communication & Events Manager for the Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe) since 2018. Prior to that, Robin gathered over seven years of experience related to EU advocacy in a set of other Brussels associations. He holds a degree in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Konstanz, Germany, as well as a Masters degree in Political Sciences from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium.
LBG development in Sweden
Johan Laurell, Swedish Gas Association
Johan LaurellJohan Laurell has a M.Sc. degree from Uppsala University. He has been in several leading positions within the waste management and biogas research area. Currently he is responsible for the implementation of Drive LBG a Swedish National Cluster on liquefied biogas.
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Parallel 1b – Methanation
COx methanation : catalysts development and reactor modelling coupling kinetics and deactivation
Anne-Cécile Roger, University of Strasbourg
Anne-Cécile RogerProf. Anne-Cécile ROGER is deputy Director of ICPEES (Institute of Chemistry and Processes for Energy, Environment and Health, Strasbourg, France). She coordinates the team “Energy and Fuels for a Sustainable Environment” since 2009. After a PhD obtained in 1995 on Oxidative Coupling of Methane, she defended her HDR in 2003 “Direct or indirect valorization of natural gas”. After a strong experience in Fischer-Tropsch for almost 10 years, she is, since more than ten years, involved in the development of mixed oxide type catalytic materials for CO2 hydrogenation for Power-to-Gas (methane) and Power-To-Liquids (methanol, DME, higher alcohols) technologies. She is the author of 77 publications, 6 book chapters, 26 proceedings, 3 patents and more than 100 oral communications. She supervised 22 PhD, 9 post-doc and 12 Master students.
Methanation – Review and Hot Topics
Stefan Rönsch, University of Applied Sciences Jena
Stefan RönschProf. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rönsch holds the professorship for Environmental Economics at the Jena University of Applied Sciences. After his studies at the RWTH Aachen University and the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia in Spain he worked for 12 years at the German Biomass Research Centre (DBFZ) and headed the ‘syngas technology group’. His phd he obtained in 2011 from the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg about the simulation-based assessment of bio-synthetic natural gas production plants.
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Parallel session 2a – Gas cleaning and upgrading
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Parallel 2b – Syngas fermentation and Power-to-gas
Biological methanation of syngas – SYNFERON (tbc)
Niels Bjarne Rasmussen, Danish Gas Technology Centre
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Plenary III – Pilot, demo and commercial scale biogas and P2G plants
World’s largest Power-to-gas plant based on biological methanation 
Jonas Klückers, microbEnergy GmbH
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Erlend Haugsbø, Hyperthermics AS
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Monitoring of biogas upgrading plants to achieve high availability and efficiency 
Ulf Richter, Richter ECOS GmbH
Ulf RichterUlf Richter, M.Sc. Process Engieering, has founded Richter ECOS GmbH in 2015. The company provides consulting, engineering and technical services to existing and new biomethane plants and projects. Before working 13 years with biomethane he has worked internationally in process and sales for leading companies within wastewater business, especially industrial such as pulp & paper and food & beverage.
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Plenary IV – Pilot, demo and commercial scale gasification plants
First experiences of a commercially operated WoodRoll® installation (tbc)
Rolf Ljunggren, Cortus Energy AB
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