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IRELAND BIOMETHANE – pathway to 2030

A platform for engagement and collaboration as Ireland’s biomethane industry moves forward at pace to meet the national decarbonisation target of 5.7TWh biomethane by 2030.

Join the Farmers, Developers, Planners, Financiers, Technologists, Researchers, Regulators and Administrators, who are keen realise the decarbonisation ambition, which will also optimise wider environmental and socio-economic benefits for agriculture, industry and communities.

Over 300 delegates, sponsor exhibits and one-to-one sessions.

Meet experienced practitioners, get their insights, and learn from their stories and know-how at this all island and international event. Raise your queries and express your viewpoint in the round table discussions.

Many thanks to our Conference partners and to our growing list of sponsors for their support.

Registration includes the Conference Reception at the GAA Conference HQ at Croke Park. Free parking and easy access by car and public transport.


9am– 12:30pm Morning Presentations

  • Implementing the National Biomethane Strategy
  • European Perspective
  • Ireland – next steps
    – All island approach
    – Technology gear up
    – Carbon farming
    – Certification
    – National Registry

12:30pm -1:30pm Lunch / exhibits / networking


1:30pm – 5:30pm Mini Masters and Deep Dive Discussions

  • Planning and licensing
  • Finance and funding
  • Technology and construction
  • Feedstock
  • Featuring: experienced practitioners and case studies; short presentations; facilitated round table discussions
  • Feedback and closing remarks

6pm-8pm Evening Reception


Networking sessions


All day Sponsor exhibition

Speakers and Panellists

Harmen Dekker

European Biogas Association
Harmen Dekker

Harmen will provide the view from Europe, as Ireland seeks to catch up with EU counterparts in establishing biomethane production. The EBA works with European institutions, industry, agricultural partners, NGOs and academia, to develop policies which can enable the large-scale deployment of renewable gases and organic fertilisers throughout Europe, supported by transparent, well established sustainability certification bodies.

Jonathan McFerran

DAERA, Northern Ireland
Deputy Director of Green Growth
Jonathan McFerran

With over 30 years’ experience within the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, Jonathan is currently DAERA’s Green Growth Deputy Director and leads on work around Anaerobic Digestion and the sustainable utilisation of livestock slurry. He will be presenting on how nutrient management is key in Northern Ireland’s biomethane story.

Padraig Fleming

Gas Networks Ireland
Biomethane Programme Manager
Padraig Fleming

Padraig is currently working on increasing the amount of renewable gas that Gas Networks Ireland transports to start the transformation of gas industry in Ireland to a sustainable energy business. He has previously worked for a number of energy companies including Ervia, Bord Gáis Energy, ESB and the Commission for Regulation of Utilities.

PJ McCarthy

Renewable Gas Forum Ireland
PJ McCarthy

PJ leads work to present a cohesive voice for Ireland’s biomethane industry. He represents RGFI on the Board of the EBA and Chairs the National Associations Platform. Work includes developing national targets for biomethane and collaboration with the Biomethane Industry Partnership Task Force, on delivering the REPowerEU strategy, working directly with the EU Commissioner’s office. PJ also facilitates industry representation with Irish government officials in DECC and DAFM, on Ireland’s Biomethane Strategy.

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