The second COASTAL Biogas Conference was held on 13 and 14 November 2019 in Roskilde, Denmark. Prior to that, on 12 November, project partners met for the third Steering Group Meeting (SGM) to plan and discuss upcoming activities and further implementation of the project. At the beginning of the conference the critical eutrophication state of the Baltic Sea and possibilities to improve the situation were introduced in the keynote speech by a representative of HELCOM (Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission – Helsinki Commission). Subsequently, first results achieved in the COASTAL Biogas project were presented and partners from connected projects gave an insight into how they try to tackle the issue of cast seaweed. In the last session the regulations and management of digestate in Denmark, digestate processing options and policy work on digestate management of the European Biogas Association were made subject of discussion. The study tour on the next day led the participants to the beach at Køge Bay (see photo) and the Solrød biogas plant, where cast seaweed is already utilised as co-substrate for anaerobic digestion.
The date and venue of the next conference will be released very soon on this website.
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Photo: Anne Roßmann, FNR, 2019