Irish Renewable Gas Conference 2023

  • Gibson Hotel, Dublin
  • Thursday 7th September 2023

The Irish energy sector is undergoing a transition to a low carbon future. Although much of the focus to date has been on electricity, there is now a need to move the focus towards the transition of Ireland’s natural gas network to low and zero carbon gas sources. There are an emerging number of elements to the decarbonisation of the natural gas infrastructure including biomethane and green hydrogen. The production of biomethane offers the opportunity to address emissions from the agriculture sector. Climate Action Plan 2023 has a target of 5.7TWh of biomethane by 2023 and this will require over 150 anaerobic digestion plants. Ireland has also the opportunity to generate green hydrogen from renewable electricity to further decarbonise its gas network and also offers Ireland an export opportunity.

Energy Ireland, in partnership with Gas Networks Ireland, will hold a highly insightful interactive conference on the future of renewable gas in Ireland, involving key stakeholders across the energy sector. The objective of the conference is to give delegates a genuine in-depth understanding of the developments in the gas sector and to investigate potential options for decarbonising Ireland’s natural gas infrastructure.


A panel of expert speakers will discuss:

✔ GNI’s strategy to decarbonise its network;
✔ The potential for biomethane production in Ireland;
✔ Biomethane injection into the gas network;
✔ The future role of green hydrogen;
✔ The potential for gas storage in Ireland.

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Time Presentation Speaker
0830 Registration and morning coffee
0900 Chairman’s welcome and introduction Chair: Padraig Fleming,
Biomethane Programme Manager, Gas Networks Ireland
Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications
Biomethane in the REPowerEU, the way forward Biljana Kulisic
Policy Officer, Bioenergy, European Commission
Transforming Ireland’s gas network for a sustainable energy future David Kelly
Director of Customer and Business Development, Gas Networks Ireland
Decarbonising Ireland’s gas network and market Karen Kavanagh
Director, Networks & Economic Regulation, Commission for Regulation of Utilities
Clean hydrogen: delivering a low carbon energy infrastructure Kamila Waciega
Director, Energy & Infrastructure Policy, Hydrogen Europe
Questions & answers / Panel discussion
1045 Morning coffee / networking break
1115 The environmental and economic benefits of biogas production in Ireland Ciara Beausang
Research Officer, Teagasc
Legal aspects of biomethane production and supply Ross Moore
Partner, A&L Goodbody
Biomethane: an essential role for Denmark’s green transition and security of supply Christian Bendrup Faurholt
Country Lead, Energinet
Hydrogen: production, storage and power generation Oonagh O’Grady
Director, Power to X, SSE
From fossil fuel to biomethane Tom O’Brien
Managing Director, Nephin Energy
Questions & answers / Panel discussion
1300 Networking lunch
1400 Chair: Stephen Robb
Renewables Editor, Irish Farmers Journal
Developing the biomethane sector: lessons from global leaders Charlotte Morton
Chief Executive, World Biogas Association
The potential for biogas and biomethane in Ireland Luis Gay-Tarazona
Programme Manager, Bioenergy
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
Overcoming the barriers to developing a biomethane sector in Ireland Richard Kennedy
CEO, Carbon AMS
Questions & answers / Panel discussion
DISCUSSION PANEL: Developing a biomethane sector in Ireland Karen Doyle
Head of Business Development, Gas Networks Ireland

Seán Finan
Chief Executive Officer, Irish BioEnergy Association

Philip Hannon
Director of Policy, Liquid Gas Ireland

Richard Kennedy
CEO, Carbon AMS

Barry Quinlan
Assistant Secretary, Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications

1600 Chairman's summary and conference close



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Delegate fee: €295 + VAT @ 23% = €362.85

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Benefits of attending

Delegates attending the conference will:

  • Increase your knowledge on Ireland’s natural gas network
  • Gain expert insights from local and visiting speakers
  • Learn about innovative projects being implemented
  • Network with other professionals across the energy sector
  • Promote your business to a targeted audience

Who should attend?

The Irish Renewable Gas Conference will be of interest to senior managers and decision makers involved in Ireland’s renewable gas and the wider energy community.

Delegates will include:

  • Chief Executives, directors and senior managers in the energy sector
  • Policy makers and regulators
  • Renewable energy developers
  • Engineering and technical consultants
  • Legal and financial advisors
  • Planning and environmental professionals
  • Large energy users