Trade Mission "Biogas and anaerobic digestion" in Ireland

24.10.2017 | 08:30 AM
27.10.2017 - 06:00 PM



From 23 to 27 October, the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce brought
together German and Irish expertise in the sector of Biogas and Anaerobic Digestion.

German Language Market Study: Biogas and Anaerobic Digestion in Ireland

The timely conference, at the Crowne Plaza in Blanchardstown on 24 October 2017, marked the
beginning of a week-long trade mission with eight innovative German companies covering different
aspects of the biogas sector. Close to 100 delegates attended the conference and a number of very
fruitful meetings had been organised for the German participants over the course of the week.

The conference featured expert talks, as well as informative presentations by the German participants. The conference was officially opened by Mr Ger Devlin, CEO of the Irish BioEnergy Association, followed by an introduction by Mr Sven Woller, Head of Marketing of the German-Irish Chamber. An overview over the German Energy Solutions Initiative was given by Mr Thorsten Gusek, Managing Partner of energiewaechter GmbH. Futhermore, an introduction was given into the biogas sector’s current developments in Germany by Mr David Wilken, Head of Waste, Fertilisation and Hygiene at the German Biogas Association, and Mr Michael Köttner, CEO of the International Biogas & Bioenergy Center of Competence (IBBK). The insights into the Irish biogas sector were given by Mr James Browne, Innovation Engineer at Gas Networks Ireland, Mr Garrett Monaghan, Partner at DWF, and Mr Percy Foster of Cre – Composting & Anaerobic Digestion Association of Ireland.


In addition to the conference, the German participants traveled all over Ireland for a number of fruitful meetings with different Irish businesses interested or already trading in the biogas sector.

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The presentations of the German Companies, as well as those of the German and Irish Experts can be found below:


Energiewaechter GmbH, Thorsten Gusek: Introduction to the German Energy Export Initiative

German Biogas Association, David Wilken: Biowaste to Biogas – Status quo in Germany

BEKON GmbH, Thomas Ganzhorn

Binder Group, Jan Talkenberger

ElectraTherm by Bitzer Group, John Fox

Bwe Energisysteme GmbH & Co. KG, Orlando Lucero

International Biogas & Bioenergy Center of Competence (IBBK), Michael Köttner: Grass/Cattle Manure as Feedstock for AD Plants

Gas Networks Ireland, James Browne: Biogas upgrading to natural gas quality in Germany/Ireland – Market development, technologies and costs

DWF, Garrett Monaghan: Financing Irish Biomass projects with or without an RHI

Caterpillar Energy Solutions GmbH, Lars Brzeski

EnergiEffekte GmbH, Sina Beckmann

Biogas Hochreiter, Boris Dold

Weber Entec, Anting Grams

Cre, Percy Foster: The Biogas Sector in Ireland


If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact:


German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Sven Woller - Head of Marketing

00353 (0)1 6424300




 The trade mission is being run by the German-Irish Chamber of Commerce in the framework of the Energy Efficiency Export Initiative of the Federal German Ministry for Economics and Technology.