Green Gas Mobility Online Event Agenda 2020



Networking and visit to the stands


Welcome from the President of Gasnam



Post-pandemic Industrial Policy for Sustainable Transport in Spain

María Reyes Maroto, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism

Ángel Rodríguez Lagunilla, Global Manufacturing Director at IVECO for Commercial and Special Vehicles

Alfonso Sancha, Executive Vice President of Purchasing at SEAT



The challenge of decarbonization in non-electrifiable heavy mobility sectors

Round table on the challenge of decarbonisation in mobility in the heavy non-electrifiable sectors (or unprofitable electrification and where the application of H2 is a challenge in the short to medium term).

To identify solutions that allow a short term transition for sectors with very specific needs in terms of power, autonomy, life cycle and working conditions.

Representatives of the main “heavy” sectors (rail freight, heavy road transport, the air sector and maritime) will put forward their vision, concerns and proposals based on their particular and demanding experience. To show an opinion on what intermodality will bring in the future where these sectors converge.

The participants are asked to be self-critical, as only from this exercise will we be able to constitute ourselves in the transition towards other solutions guaranteeing the due economic sustainability for the logistic operators.

Moderator: Claudio Rodriguez, Enagás General Director of Infrastructure

Karl Hauptmeier, Managing Director of Norsk e-Fuel

Adrián Valverde, R&D Manager CIO at Primafrío

Juan Marzo, General Director of Constru Rail



Conference ‘Customer Centricity and the choose the path to zero-emissions in the truck market’ by Thomas Hilse, IVECO Brand President

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to reach the ultimate goal of Zero-Emissions transport: it will be achieved with different technologies, according to the customer’s missions and applications. IVECO’s path to carbon neutrality starts with natural gas and proceeds through LNG, the bridge to hydrogen, and Bio-LNG, the rocket launcher to the final destination:  a full choice of solutions for a green mobility. With IVECO, transport operators drive the change. 

Thomas Hilse, IVECO Brand President



System to prove the contribution of renewable fuels to the reduction of CO2 emissions from the fleets of new vehicles

Frontier Economics recently published the study “Crediting System for Renewable Fuels for Road Transport”. The report has been financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, in order to develop a methodology that considers the contribution of renewable fuels to offset CO2 emissions from the fleet of vehicle manufacturers, both light and heavy. Andrea Gerini, Secretary General of NGVA Europe, gave us her vision on this report.

Andrea Gerini, NGVA Europe Secretary General

David Bothe, Associate Director at Frontier Economics Ltd.



Mobility with gas and hydrogen in the framework of the European Green Deal

In this conference we will analyze the role that gas and hydrogen will play in the legislative initiatives that are being developed within the framework of the European Green Pact: the new comprehensive transport strategy for smart and sustainable mobility, the revision of the Infrastructure Directive for alternative fuels and regulations on vehicle CO2 emissions standards, among others.

In addition, we will look at the data on the penetration of different fuels in land and sea transport and the forecasts for 2030 and 2050.

Antonio Tricas, Directorate General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission





Municipal buses powered by renewable gas: Paris and Bristol

Bristol and Paris are two cities that exemplify a firm committed to biomethane as an ecological fuel.

In Paris, the RATP bus operator already has a fleet of 140 biomethane-powered buses under the BUS2025 Plan.

Similarly, the city of Bristol has a fleet of 77 buses powered by this renewable gas from the First Group company.

Rob Pymm, First Group Commercial Director

Thierry Blevinal, RATP director of CNG Infrastructure Projects in the Bus2025



The potential of biogas as agricultural fuel

Italy has 20 projects for biomethane liquefaction plants from agricultural waste. The first one started operating in March and biomethane will be used exclusively in the transport sector. The New Holland company drives the development of biomethane as a fuel for agriculture, guaranteeing the energy dependence of farmers thanks to its first tractors powered by this fuel.

Moderator: Francisco Repullo, President of AEBIG

Piero Gattoni, Italian Biogas Consortium President

Mark Howell, New Holland Global Product Manager for Alternative fuels



Conference “Perspectives of the sustainable automotive in the medium and long term” by Mikel Palomera, SEAT general manager in Spain

The automotive sector is facing the most disruptive changes in its entire history. The connected and autonomous vehicle, also increasingly sustainable and respectful with the environment, is upon us. The horizon we aspire to as a society is to achieve mobility free of CO2 emissions, for which a road map has already been established. The regulatory environment is going in that unequivocal and inescapable direction, as is the technological offer available in the automotive sector.

Mikel Palomera, SEAT  general manager in Spain



Hydrogen mobility: an increasingly present future

Hydrogen represents an emission-free, electric mobility solution with great autonomies, fast refueling and that can be used in any type of vehicle, from tourism, to buses or trucks. We will talk about the commitment of the manufacturers Toyota and IVECO for this technology and the levers that will drive the development of the supply infrastructure in Spain with Redexis.

Moderator: Sergio Piccione, Former Deputy Director of El Mundo

Miguel Carsi, President and CEO at Toyota Spain

Pablo Cebrián, Vice President of Product Development and Engineering at IVECO

Miguel Mayrata, Director of Business Diversificationof Redexis



Hydrogen and renewable gas in the Metropolitan Transport of Barcelona

Moving towards mobility with zero polluting emissions is the challenge of the Barcelona Metropolitan Transport (TMB). Hydrogen and renewable gases will be essential to achieve this goal. Eight new Hydrogen buses and a public supply station make Barcelona a pioneer city in incorporating Hydrogen into municipal transport.

Moderator: Mayte Rodríguez, Director of Carril Bus magazine

Gerardo Lertxundi, CEO of TMB



Commonwealth of Pamplona: Biomethane as fuel for buses and waste collection trucks

The Mancomunidad de la Comarca de Pamplona will move 100% of its waste collection trucks -98 in total- and 60% of its 148 urban transport buses with the biomethane it generates in the new waste treatment plant projected in Imárcoain, in addition to the biogas from Arazuri.

David Campión, president of the Commonwealth of Pamplona



The challenge of sustainability in the last mile

The challenge for logistics and transport companies is to move towards an increasingly sustainable fleet that, in turn, adapts to the particularities of all types of delivery without losing competitiveness. At this round table, the operators themselves will address the challenges they face every day on the road to sustainability in the last mile. We will also have the vision of a company specialized in the transformation of diesel to gas vehicles to know first-hand the challenges of the sector in its commitment to sustainability.

Moderator: Francisco Aranda, President of UNO

Héctor Benito, Grupo Carreras Consulting Director

Daniel Latorre, Development Director of Citylogin Iberia

Julie Urban, Head of CSR at SEUR

Javier Ballesteros, CEO and co-founder of Gas2Move

Miguel Ángel Martín, Director of Business Development at eco truck Services



Networking and visit to the stands



Dialogues on the new Law of Sustainable Mobility

María José Rallo, General Secretary of Transport and Mobility

José Luis Pérez-Souto, Gasnam road transport Vice President

Claudio Rodríguez, Gasnam maritime transport Vice President



Are there real alternatives to LNG in shipping?

There is a growing consensus that LNG is the best solution to start the path towards the decarbonisation of shipping. But are there alternatives that can match its scalability and emissions profile? What will be the role of LNG compared to other fuels that are currently available, H2, Ammonia or Methanol? What are the alternatives prepared to compete with the economic, commercial and environmental viability of LNG?

Moderator: Antonio Miranda, Naturgy Head of Bunkering

Reetta Kaila, Wärtsilä Renewable Gas Technology and Development Manager

Carlos Guerrero, Bureau Veritas Global leader Oil tankers and Gas Carriers

Alexander Feindt, MAN Energy Solutions Director of Business Development for Europe and Asia



‘An hybrid future’, by Marcelino Oreja, Enagás CEO

The recent pandemic that we have suffered has subjected our society, and especially our economy, to a “resilience stress” test, a test that has identified notable opportunities for improvement, especially with regard to our agility to adapt and face increasingly demanding scenarios in the shortest possible time. Mobility, the aggregate economic activity with the greatest impact on the environment, must manage to resolve the current imbalance between its growth and the ability to reduce its impact through efficiency measures around the “fuel engine” binomial, a binomial so that there are no unique or extrapolated solutions, where, as in other economic activities, the solution will come from the hybridization of alternatives suitable to the particularities of each segment and where the adequate hybridization of natural gas and renewable gases have the least abatement cost and therefore the most appropriate to an environment of global economic crisis that cannot serve as an excuse to guarantee a decarbonized future that does not mean limiting human activity.

Moderator: Eugenia Sillero, General Secretary of Gasnam

Marcelino Oreja, CEO of Enagás



Impact of the new CNMC circulars on land and sea transport

Since April 1, 2020, the Spanish gas system has modified its operating model, as a consequence of the application of the Access and Balance Circulars approved by the CNMC between 2019 and 2020. The creation of the Virtual Balance Tank, TVB, a pioneering initiative worldwide, is bringing an increase in the competitiveness, liquidity and flexibility of our regasification plants, and a consequent boost to the development of gas solutions for transportation, both maritime and terrestrial.

Moderator: Rubén Esteller, El Economista deputy director

Rocío Prieto, CNMC deputy director of Natural Gas in the Energy Directorate

María Junco, Enagás GTS Director of Analysis and Development

Antonio Melcón, CEPSA Gas Comercializadora CEO

Mary Paz Adán, Enagás Transporte Commercial Logistics Director





LNG as a fuel, challenges and opportunities for greener Very Large Container Vessels

Now that the first very large dual fuel container vessels are being delivered, it is time to look back at the process that leads to the decisions of investment. The forerunners have paved the way for the ones that are now taking their turn to step in LNG as Marine Fuel, the presentation will detail the key points that a ship-owner should address to make its container project a success.

Moderator: José Poblet, General Manager of Cotenaval

Amine el Kadiri, Business Development Director at GTT



BioLNG and SNG (synthetic gas), a viable path towards decarbonization of maritime transport

The shipping industry faces unprecedented challenges in meeting the decarbonization targets set by OMI.

LBM liquefied biomethane produced from biomass or LSM liquefied synthetic methane produced from renewable electricity along with LNG may be a solution.

In this presentation we will learn from Steve Esau, the findings of the study promoted by SeaLng that performs a rigorous analysis of the supply capacity, scalability and potential cost of these zero-emission fuels.

Claudio Rodríguez, Gasnam maritime transport Vice President

Steve Esau, SEA\LNG general manager



The adaptation of the gas sector to the new energy landscape

In Europe, the path to sustainability and towards a new energy model more decarbonized is a path of no return. In this context, natural gas is called upon to play a prominent role during the transition because of its contribution to economic competitiveness for consumers, to guaranteeing supply and its lower emissions compared to other fossil fuels.

Moreover, the only way to move decisively towards a carbon-neutral economy is through a cost-efficient combination of renewable electricity and more sustainable gas, especially in those sectors that are difficult to electrify, like mobility, and more specifically heavy road or sea transport.

Historically, the natural gas sector has been able to adapt to different energy scenarios: starting with its use for heating, then in certain industrial uses and more recently for electricity production. In this new energy scenario, the use of natural gas for mobility is essential to achieve the decarbonisation targets and is also the gateway to the development of renewable gas.

José Simon Buela, Managing Director – Pavilion Energy Europe



LNG bunkering in Spain: ship to ship, SIMOPS operations and multitruck to ship

Spain has successfully positioned itself  in 2019 as a benchmark in Europe for supplying LNG to ships. Ship-to-ship, truck-to-ship and now multi-truck-to-ship operations are carried out daily in our ports. At this panel, several Spanish ports together with Shell, a pioneering company in bunkering ship to ship in Spain, will share with us their experience and vision of the future.

Moderator: Álvaro Rodríguez Dapena. State Ports Technical Director

Ignacio Álvarez-Ossorio, Port of Huelva director

Aitor Acha, Port of Tenerife director

Natalia Latorre Arranz, Shell President

Fernando Impuesto, Enagás Emprende General Manager and CORE LNGas hive and LNG hive 2 coordinator



Sustainable shipping: the benefits of LNG on ferries and RoRo ships

In this paper we will discuss the reasons that have led shippers to choose LNG for ferries and RoRos.

We will also see how this fuel contributes to maintaining operations in a competitive and sustainable way.

Moderator: Juan A. Lecertúa, Safety and Environment Technical Adviser and General Direction of Marine Merchant

Jan Thore Foss, Marine Management UECC Director

Daniel Gent, Energy & Sustainability Manager at UECC

Pablo García Anduiza, Balearia fleet Projects Manager



Integration of the first LNG-operated fuel cell on board a ship

The integration of an SOFC (Solid Oxide Fuel Cell) on a ship is a world first. This cutting-edge energy conversion unit, which operates at temperatures of around 750°C, offers electrical efficiency of up to 60%. Moreover, since the heat produced can be consumed onboard, its total efficiency can be much higher, resulting in a direct reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

This SOFC solution fueled by LNG can reduce GHG emissions by about 30% compared with a conventional dual-fuel LNG engine, with no emissions of NOx, SOx or fine particles. It also has the advantage of being compatible with a variety of fuels, including the low-carbon fuels of the future.

Moderator: Martial Claudepierre, Responsible for Sustainable ships at Bureau Veritas

Franck Rogez, R&D Manager of ENTREPOSES

Blandine Vicard, Head of machine, safety and environment regulatory development section at Bureau Veritas Group



Training for emergency management for Liquefied Natural Gas on board a ship and on land

At its facilities in the Jovellanos Centre, the Maritime Rescue Agency, as part of its commitment to the environment, has pioneered training for seamen in the emergency management of gases or other low flashpoint fuels on board ships governed by the IGF Code.

The agency is also a pioneer in training Professional Fire Brigades to extinguish fires in incidents involving LNG.

Moderator: María Rodríguez Monasterio, Head of the Business Development Service at Centro Jovellanos

Covadonga Suárez Antón, Head of the Training Service at Centro Jovellanos

Jaime Bleye Vicario, Head of the Fire Fighting Area at Centro Jovellanos



Network and visit to the stands 



Opening by the Ministry of Ecological Transition

Sara Aagesen, Secretary of State for Energy



Large green hydrogen production projects

Air Products will build the largest announced Green Hydrogen plant to date in the world. Solar and wind energy installations will feed an electrolyzer and at the same time supply clean energy for a manufacturing plant for gases from the air, whose Nitrogen obtained from it will be combined with hydrogen for the manufacture of Ammonia. This green Ammonia will be used as an economical and safe way to transport Hydrogen until its end point of use.

Moderator: J. Alberto Casillas, Director of RETEMA

Carles Pallé Carminal, Commercial Technology in Water, H2, Spots at Airproducts

Diogo Almeida, Strategy & Market Intelligence at Galp



Innovative biomethane production technologies for transport use

The quality of the biomethane produced is an essential factor that conditions its subsequent use, whether it is injected into the grid or used in sustainable mobility.

Whatever the origin of the biogas, Kromschroeder provides the most suitable technology for each project from DMT Environmental Technology, the largest producer of biogas upgrading plants based on highly selective membrane technology.
DMT’s compact solutions purify biogas to the optimal biomethane quality so that it can be easily injected into the grid or used as a vehicle fuel, such as Compressed or Liquefied Renewable Natural Gas, with minimal energy consumption.

Moderator: Puri Ortiz, Chief Editor of FuturENERGY

Ángel Fernández, Kromschroeder Business Development Director



The potential of landfill biogas treated in biomethane and its application in land and sea transport

With its WAGABOX technology, Waga Energy valorises landfill biogas in the form of biomethane. They currently have nine biomethane injection points in the French gas grid and are working on projects for the production of bioLNG and its application to mobility.

Moderator: Alexandra Issacovitch, Coordinator of the Gasnam Promotion Working Group

Mathieu Lefebvre, Waga Energy CEO



Renewable hydrogen: injection into the natural gas grid and application to mobility

Hydrogen is going to play a key role in decarbonizing the economy and the gas infrastructure is presented as the best solution for its storage and distribution to the final customer. For this reason, knowing the tolerance level of natural gas grid to the transport of hydrogen in high concentrations is essential to increase the potential of gas grid. Different studies have been carried out on this matter but the HIGSS project goes one step further with the main objective of developing a test bench that allows testing the different elements of the transport network at different levels of H2 concentration. This will undoubtedly consolidate the knowledge of the acceptance of the European gas grid to the hydrogen content.

Moderator: Vanesa Gil, Head of R&D of the Hydrogen Foundation of Aragon and Coordinator of the Higgs project

Agustín Pascual, Redexis Engineering Deputy Director



Minibiogas plants and virtual gas pipeline for use in mobility e injection

Renewable gas projects are usually complex initiatives, and must take into account many technological aspects, the guarantees of supply of the substrates and, of course, the mechanisms that give value to renewable gas.

Not only must we provide a proven, efficient and guaranteed technology for upgrading, but we must provide project developers with the keys to get the highest possible price from renewable gas, something that is closely linked to its carbon footprint and environmental sustainability.

Moderator: Eugenia Sillero, General Secretary of Gasnam

Andrea Micheletti, Top Industrie R&D engineer

Sofía González, Head of the Bio-CH4 Division of the Calvera Group

Francisco Guzmán, CEO CTO AGF Procesos Biogas SL



bp Energy Outlook 2020: exploring the global energy transition out to 2050

The bp Energy Outlook explores the forces shaping the global energy transition out to 2050 and the key uncertainties surrounding that transition. To support this analysis, the Outlook considers a number of scenarios.

A focus on European energy and gas & hydrogen into transport will be also delivered during this conference

Anne-Sophie Corbeau, Head of Gas Analysis, bp Group Economics Team



Reimagining energy: transition towards an Integrated Energy Company

In February 2020, bp set its ambition to become a net zero company by 2050 or sooner and help the world get to net zero.

A general context of bp’s ambitions will be delivered by the speaker as well as a presentation on its implications at a national level, placing a special focus on the natural gas and hydrogen sector and the types of projects that can decarbonize transport.

Pablo Matas, Refining Net-Zero Manager



The value of certified renewable gas

This discussion panel will present the advantages of having an official certificate of guarantee of origin of renewable gas. The speakers will provide the vision of the different steps of a renewable gas generation project from production, injection to the gas grid, and the contracting process by the end user, through a gas marketer, to be used in mobility. Real cases of how this process is currently working in different European countries will be presented. Nowadays, 17% of the gas used in mobility is already of renewable origin, and we will analyze the methodology used for its certification.

Moderator: Ramón Roca, Director of El Periódico de la Energía

Javier Cervera, Genia Global Energy director of Corporate Business Development and RRII

Jacobo Canseco, Axpo Head of Renewable Products

Manuel Arias, Scania responsible for Transport and Sustainable Mobility

Jesús Gil,  Enagás director of Innovation and New Energies



Key aspects in the financial, technical and environmental sustainability of biomethane projects

Renewable gas projects are usually complex initiatives, and must take into account many technological aspects, the guarantees of supply of the substrates and, of course, the mechanisms that give value to renewable gas.

We must not only provide a proven, efficient and guaranteed technology for upgrading, but we must also provide the developers of the projects with the keys to get the highest possible price from renewable gas, something that is closely linked to its carbon footprint and environmental sustainability.

Moderator: Laura Ojea, Editor of Invertia / El Español

Luis Puchades, Bright Biomethane responsible in Spain



The use of gas in mobility in Portugal (Language: Portuguese)



Opening by the Secretary of State for Energy of Portugal

The national hydrogen strategy in Portugal: Joao Bernardo, General Director of Energy and Geology of Portugal



Incorporation of renewable gases in mobility

Moderator: João Trigueiros Ferreira, Business Development  at ITG

Innovation in renewable gases for mobility: Nuno Moreira, CEO of Dourogás

New technologies in mobility: Moisés Ferreira, Business Developer of PRF

Clean mobility strategies in the logistics sector: Carlos Mendoça, General Manager of Havi



The energy transition

Moderator: Micaela Silva, President of OZ Energía

The role of natural gas in the energy transition: Inês Santos, Galp Strategy Director

The adoption of alternative concepts in public transport in the city of Lisbon: Antonio Pires, Administrator of Carris

The sustainable alternative in technology for professional vehicles: Sandra Resende, General Director of IVECO Portugal



Implementation of the Green Shipping development strategy

Moderator: Bárbara Silva, ECO journalist

Duarte Lynce de Faria, Administrator of AP Sines

Ruben Eiras, Coordinator at Fórum Oceano

José Simao, General Manager of DGRM

Pedro Frazao, Administrator of Grupo Sousa