At the end of the project, the DiBiCoo final conference was held virtually on June 21st, 2022. Climate change, energy crisis, waste management, and mineral fertilizer shortage: Biogas is considered a multi-talent and an opportunity to tackle many global challenges that countries all over the world are facing. The DiBiCoo Final Conference approaches to answer from various perspectives the question of what the current and future role and potential of biogas globally is. As a platform for discussion, the conference explored the huge potential of the biogas sector in contributing to climate change mitigation. A panel of biogas experts from Europe and emerging markets in Argentina, Africa, and Indonesia discussed the potential of biogas and its role to address said challenges now and in the future.
As part of the DiBiCoo program, the conference presented also the three years of international collaboration which covered (1) the Biogas and Gasification Matchmaking Platform, a cost-free and digital business-to-business platform enabling global networking within the sector; (2) the Demo Case Market Uptake Program — lessons learned from setting up new biogas projects in emerging markets; (3) a capacity development program for improved networking, information sharing, and technical/financial competencies; and (4) Deep Dive — Financial and political frameworks at regional and international level. Keynote speech were delivered by Peter Zeniewski from the International Energy Agency (IEA) and Harmen Dekker the director of the European Biogas Association (EBA), on the role and potential of biogas globally. Expert panel sessions were held to discuss what role biogas can play to achieve said goals in the future. Sandra Esteves (University of SOuth Wales), Jaya Wahono (Clean Power Indonesia), Eugene van Rensburg (Stellenbosch University, South Africa), and Arthur Wellinger (Triple E&M) were presented deep dive biogas for the future from the view of energy security, circular economy, and climate change mitigation measure. The end of the DiBicoo program does not mean that global biogas cooperation will stop in place. the establishment of networking and cooperation will be continued indefinitely through the digital matchmaking platform.