Schedule at a glance 

For detailed programme see below

 

WEDNESDAY, 29TH JUNE 2022
LOCATION: FIRA BARCELONA MONTJUÏC

 

THURSDAY, 30TH JUNE 2022
LOCATION: FIRA BARCELONA MONTJUÏC

 

 

Detailed program

 

WEDNESDAY, 29TH JUNE 2022
LOCATION: FIRA BARCELONA MONTJUÏC


9:00am-9:45am: OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE CONGRESS


Gaseous liquid fuels play an important role today in terms of delivering better air quality, lowering GHG emissions while providing an affordable option for many. Liquid gaseous fuels such as LPG, bioLPG, rDME and others are used today in off grid and harder-to-decarbonise areas and are often used by consumers who are poorer and more vulnerable. The European Union’s ambition to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 and become climate neutral by 2050 opens an important question on the role of gaseous liquid fuels in the future. It also raises a question on how to bring all consumers on the decarbonisation journey and ensure no one is left behind. While we see a change in the political landscape, the industry itself is also undertaking a major transformation: from looking at better efficiency and sustainability of operations to investing in future fuels to replace traditional ones. The industry has begun its journey to climate-neutrality by 2050. Renewable and bioLPG, rDME and other renewable gaseous fuels have the potential to help the climate objectives which ensure an affordable pathway for European citizens. However, much still needs to be done in order to reach the 100% renewable target by 2050, scale up investments in green alternatives while supporting consumers who are using these gaseous fuels today. The 2022 European Liquid Gas Congress will discuss the role of liquid gaseous fuels today, tomorrow and in the long-term future. It will discuss the impact of the climate and energy package on those most vulnerable and how to ensure that all consumers have access to cleaner and more efficient energy sources. It will also look at where the biggest potential for gaseous fuels is in the future and which applications have seen the biggest growth. Over the period of two days we will also discuss future fuels and actions undertaken by the industry to scale-up renewable fuels production and the legislative landscape needed for them to flourish.

Join our debate and be part of shaping the future of liquid gaseous fuels.


09:45am–11:00am:  SESSION 1 – ACCELERATING ENERGY TRANSITION
UNDER NET ZERO OBJECTIVE


The European Union has embarked itself on a road to reaching climate neutrality by 2050. In order to reach this ambition, in 2021, the Commission has published a set of policy proposals under the theme “Fit for 55” which aim at achieving a 55% net reduction target by 2030. The “Fit for 55” package will play a tremendous role in shaping the renewable future of gaseous liquid fuels, providing future markets, and stimulating investments. At the same time, the package, while focusing on Greenhouse Gas Emission (GHG) emission reduction, creates an opportunity for addressing such key issues as air pollution and energy poverty in Europe. This session will closely look at challenges and opportunities of the “Fit for 55” package on the gaseous sector and how it could impact development of renewable gaseous fuels. The session will discuss the pathway for renewable liquid and gaseous fuels, current situation as well as steps which need to be undertaken,,at policy and industry level to reach 100% renewable target by 2050.


11:00am- 11:30am: Coffee Break

 

11:30am-12:45pm: SESSION 2 - AIR QUALITY AND EUROPE’S SUSTAINABLE TRANSITION 


The EU has set ambitious standards to help with handling excessive concentration of pollution and in order to minimise the impact of pollution on the daily lives of us all. In fact, the human toll for poor air makes it the number one environmental cause of premature death in the EU. Much of this is related to using polluting fuels for transport, heating, and in industrial applications. With the ambitious policies in place and an ongoing discussion about “Fit for 55”, this session will discuss how air pollution issues can be further addressed through the climate and energy legislation. The session will also look at how air pollution is practically addressed by specific countries.


12:45pm-1:30pm: Lunch

1:30pm-2:45 :  SESSION 3 - ENSURING A JUST ENERGY TRANSITION FOR ALL


The European Union, while embarking on the journey towards climate neutrality, has recognised the need to set up a mechanism which would help those most vulnerable to prepare for the upcoming changes. Activities supported by the Just Transition Fund are to help these more vulnerable individuals, while at the same time
providing investments in small and medium-sized enterprises, research and innovation, renewable energy, emissions reduction, clean energy technologies, site regeneration, circular economy, and the upskilling and reskilling of workers. However, the question remains if the mechanism set up by the Commission is enough to protect those most vulnerable and how other pieces of the EU legislations, such as Emission Trading Scheme and Energy Taxation Directive or the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive will impact them. With the majority of customers of LPG and bioLPG living in rural areas or using it as transport fuel, understanding the impact of these proposals on those most vulnerable will be key. At the same time, the session will look at the role of fuels such as LPG in the daily lives of those most vulnerable. The session will also look into how else in addition to the just Transition Fund we can make sure that those living in energy and transport poverty are not omitted in the transition.


2:45pm-3:15pm: Coffee Break

 

3:15pm-4:00pm: SESSION 4 - ENERGY OUTLOOK FOR LPG AND BIOLPG


Recent developments related to COVID19, the war in Ukraine, and changes to the geopolitical landscape that the European LPG sector operates in, will have an impact on the supply and demand of the fuel. This session is to analyse how this demand is set to change, what impacts are visible today and how markets are responding to these changes. This session will look not only intoLPG but also into renewable LPG and other gaseous fuels.


4:30pm-4:45pm : CLOSING REMARKS – DAY ONE

 


7:30pm-11:00pm GALA DINNER
Masia Ribas

 

THURSDAY, 30TH JUNE 2022
LOCATION: FIRA BARCELONA MONTJUÏC


9:00am-9:15am: OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE SECOND DAY OF THE LIQUID GAS CONGRESS


Day two of the Liquid Gas Congress brings an opportunity for an in-depth discussion among participants and speakers about new applications where gaseous liquid fuels can be used in the future, as well as which new promising innovations are visible in this sector. We will also go in more depth into the renewable liquid fuels, the policy framework surrounding them, initiatives undertaken by the industry and the regulatory framework needed to help scaling up their production. Finally we will debate about future fuels, their potential for growth and the ongoing projects in Europe.


9:15am-10:30am: SESSION 5 - GASEOUS FUELS: SEIZING OPPORTUNITIES IN TIMES OF TRANSITION


Gaseous fuels such as LPG, bioLPG, renewable LPG and others are currently used in more than 1000 different applications. They support a wide range of industrial processes and services, they are used in a variety of applications in transport, for energy and power generation, in domestic and residential sector. However the success of these applications in the future will depend on the legislative landscape, technical adaptability of the sectors, and investments into innovation. This session is to look into the newest trends within the gaseous fuels sector, which applications hold most promise in the coming years, and which ones might see a decline. The session will examine in particular changes to how gaseous fuels could be used in transport, including in the maritime sector, power generation, heavy duty vehicles, off-road machinery, agriculture and more.


10:30am-11:00am: SESSION 6 - CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT: A CLOSER LOOK AT SAFETY

Communicating an effective and engaging safety culture throughout the business, and openly sharing and learning from safety incidents, are two of the messages this panel will be advocating to protect people, assets, the environment, reputations, and the brand.


11:00am-11:30am: Coffee break

 

11:30am-12:45pm: SESSION 7 – RENEWABLE GASES: WHAT POLICY FRAMEWORK
FOR A GREENER FUTURE


Renewable gases offer significant Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reduction potential for applications such as heating, transport, industrial use, power generation and more. These gases could in the future replace their fossil equivalents while offering little to no change to the existing infrastructure. While the scale of bioLPG, rDME, ammonia and other renewable gaseous fuels today is relatively small, scaling up the production would require the right policy framework, as well as encouraging investment opportunities. This session is to discuss the current policy landscape where these gases are competing in today and how the right policy framework can help in increasing investments into bioLPG. It will also look into the incentive policies in place today and how they impact the roll out of renewable gaseous fuels.


12:45pm-2:00pm: Lunch

2:00pm-3:15pm: SESSION 8 – FUTURE FUELS: HOW ARE WE TO TRANSFORM? CLOSER LOOK AT RDME AND OTHER GASEOUS FUELS


With the climate neutrality goal on the EU’s horizon, all industries will need to undertake a massive transformation. At the same time increasing energy needs of Europe in the years to come mean that all solutions will play an important role in reaching these climate objectives. The ambition set by the EU has already had an impact on the gaseous fuels sector which sees increasing levels of investments into renewable liquid fuels. The roadmap shows that the liquid gas sector can become 100% renewable by 2050. However for that to happen we need to look at different fuel types, as well as diversified production pathways. Recent months have brought back a spotlight into such fuels as rDME - dimethyl-ether - a fuel produced from renewable or recycled carbon feedstocks such as agricultural residues, manure, municipal waste, and renewable power. This session is to have a closer look on what’s happening within the rDME industry and what scaling up of rDME means for the LPG sector and LPG applications. The session will also bring a closer perspective on renewable ammonia, renewable methanol and other gaseous fuels of the future.


3:15pm-4:00pm:  SESSION 9 – LESSONS LEARNED AND JOURNEY AHEAD


The 2022 Liquid Gas Congress, a first in-person meeting at this scale since the outbreak of COVID19, aims to bring audiences closer to the changing political and technological landscape in which liquid gases operate. This session aims to discuss key topics raised during the conference and the lessons learned throughout this two-day event. The session will also look into what awaits us in the future, which challenges and opportunities lie ahead of the liquid gas industry and how the industry is planning to respond to them. What policy environment Europe will find itself in the coming years, where industry can play a crucial role, and what changes we might expect.


3:45pm-4:00pm: CLOSING REMARKS

4:00pm-5:30pm : NETWORKING COCKTAIL AND CLOSING OF 2022 LIQUID GAS CONGRESS

 

 

Sponsors

Platinum sponsors

CEPSA VERONIKI HOLDING REPSOL SHV ENERGY UGI

Gold sponsors

AGN DCC

Silver sponsors

ARGUS HEXAGON OPIS

Bronze sponsors

Samrt Cylinders ANOVA BEGAS CAVAGNA ROCHESTER DIMETA PRIMAGAS REGO VPS WESPORT

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