GREEN INSIGHTS

A Celebration of Biogas’ Role in the Danish and US Energy & Agrifood Sectors

When: Monday 23rd of august, 15:00-17:15 (Denmark - GMT+2) / 9:00 – 11:15 AM USA ET, 2021

Where: Online via Zoom

An initial agenda is below. Presenters will represent US and Danish government, NGO and corporate sectors and internationally focused biogas organizations.

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This summit will highlight the positive benefits that anaerobic digestion, biogas and renewable natural gas (RNG) have had on the economy and environment in Denmark – and how the lessons learned can help to advance and amplify the biogas sector in the US. This will include presentations highlighting the government, NGO and corporate efforts that have helped biogas scale in the country. Additionally, presenters will highlight the advancements that the US has made in these same areas. Lastly, speakers with a global biogas perspective will share insights on how knowledge sharing can help countries across the globe take full advantage of biogas benefits.

The summit will take place on 23 August from 15:00-17:15 (Denmark – GMT+2) // 9:00 – 11:15 AM USA ET

 

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Organisers

Programme

03.00 – 03.15: Welcome Remarks from Danish & US Government Officials

• Lone Dencker Wisborg, Danish Ambassador to the United States
• Dan Jørgensen, Danish Minister of Climate, Energy and Utilities

Biogas as a Driver for Climate and UN Sustainability Development Goals

• Kristian Østerling Eriknauer, Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, Arla Foods amba
• Stewart Leeth, Chief Sustainability Officer, Smithfield Foods
• John Hanselman, Founder and Chief Corporate Development Officer, Vanguard Renewables

The Danish Biogas Model: How the Sector Scaled

• Claus Gunge Ellegaard Mortensen, Director of Biogas Go Global, Food & Bio Cluster Denmark
• Christopher Voell, Head of Biogas and Waste, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Trade Council of North America

How Do We Grow Biogas in the US and Globally?

• Ole Hvelplund, CEO, Nature Energy
• Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive, World Biogas Association
• Bruno Sander Nielsen, Chief Operating Officer, Danish Biogas Association

Speakers

H.E. Lone Dencker Wisborg

Danish Ambassador to the United States

Kristian Østerling Eriknauer

Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, Arla Foods amba

Stewart Leeth

Chief Sustainability Officer, Smithfield Foods

John Hanselman

Founder and Chief Corporate Development Officer, Vanguard Renewables

Claus Gunge Ellegaard Mortensen

Director of Biogas Go Global, Food & Bio Cluster Denmark

Christopher Voell

Head of Biogas and Waste, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Trade Council of North America

Ole Hvelplund

CEO, Nature Energy

Charlotte Morton

Chief Executive, World Biogas Association

Bruno Sander Nielsen

Chief Operating Officer, Danish Biogas Association

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