Day 1: Tuesday 28 September

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Welcome remarks and opening of the European LPG e-Congress

  • 10:00 - 10:15 CET
  • Ewa Abramiuk-Lété, General Manager, Liquid Gas Europe
  • Esther Busscher, President, Liquid Gas Europe; Head of Group Public Affairs, SHV Energy
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Keynote address

  • 10:15 - 10:45 CET
  • Jean-Luc Fugit, Member of the French Parliament (member of the LREM group at the National Assembly), in France, President of the National Air Council Member of the board of the Standing Committee on Sustainable Development and Regional Planning of the National Assembly Member of the National Council for Ecological Transition
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What energy mix is needed for a sustainable Europe? Role of lower carbon gaseous fuels. 

  • 10:50 - 12:30 CET
  • Panel discussion
  • Moderator: Katrina Sichel, TV Host and Journalist
  • Seán Kelly, EPP, Member of the European Parliament
  • Dr. James Watson, Secretary General, Eurogas
  • Henry Cubbon, Managing Director, DCC LPG

Given the EU pledge to be climate neutral by 2050, the urgency on decarbonisation is bringing the need to accelerate the energy transition. The EU recently revised its 2030 climate target to 55%, up from 40%. This target will be delivered by a legislative package called “Fit for 55”, where many key policies will set the future course for the energy sector, and the LPG industry.

There is a strong policy push for renewable energy, although in many cases it is not guaranteed to meet European demand. How does the energy sector adapt to this challenge, and the LPG industry in particular? We would like to bring not only the perspective from the industry but also the point of view of  advocates for ambitious climate action, as well as EU policymakers.


This session is sponsored by DCC

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Scaling up renewable LPG production 

  • 14:00 - 15:15 CET
  • Presentations and roundtable discussion
  • Moderator: James Kanter, Editor, EU Scream
  • Francesco Franchi, President of Raffineria di Gela (Bio Refinery), part of Eni
  • Rebecca Groen, Director Sustainable Fuels, SHV Energy
  • Maria Georgiadou, Senior Expert, Renewable Energy R&I Policy, European Commission
  • Maarten van Dijk, CEO, SkyNRG
  • Joy Alafia, President and CEO, Western Propane Gas Association

Renewable gases are key to achieve the European Green Deal and Europe’s clean energy transition. They present the most cost-efficient and energy efficient options to reduce carbon and air pollutant emissions in rural heating, transport and industry.

In recent years, the LPG industry has fully embraced bioLPG as an opportunity for the future of the industry. A by-product of several processes, such as waste and residue based sustainable aviation fuel production, bioLPG is an example of efficient and circular use of resources integral to the integrated energy system of the future. In the last couple of years, new production pathways and blending options have been developed, volumes have increased and the first batches of bioLPG have been distributed to consumers and businesses.

While the industry’s commitment is clear,  challenges remain in terms of supply, feedstock competition, cost as well as on the front of the regulatory framework. This panel will examine the opportunities and challenges to further scale up bioLPG in the coming decade. 


This session is sponsored by SHV Energy

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LPG Supply, demand and international pricing: the impact of the pandemic and the forward view

  • 15:30 – 16:15 CET
  • Moderator: David Tyler, Director, WLPGA
  • David Appleton, VP, LPG, Argus
  • Kristen Mueller, Principal, Argus Consulting

While many fuels saw periods of markedly lower demand during the pandemic, LPG – while not unaffected – came to the fore as an essential energy for communities in Europe and around the world. As we move from the period of lockdowns to living with COVID-19, this session will uncover and analyse the state of play in terms of availability and consumption of LPG as we move into 2022 and beyond.

This session aims to answer key questions: Where will supply come from and will there be enough? What will LPG be used for and how will demand evolve? How will international prices be affected? What will the long-term prospects and expectations be for LPG within the broader energy transition? 

Day 2: Wednesday 29 September

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Day 2 Opening

  • 9:30 - 9:45 CET
  • Ewa Abramiuk-Lété, General Manager, Liquid Gas Europe
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LPG applications of the future

  • 9:50 - 11:00 CET
  • Presentations
  • Moderator: Nikos Xydas, Technical Director, World LPG Association and Liquid Gas Europe
  • 1. Heating and powering buildings with LPG and fuel cells
  • Thomas Vanhauwaert, PACE Project
  • Katja Mattner, PACE Project
  • 2. LPG as a support fuel for Power Generation in a high Renewables scenario
  • Michael Welch, Industry Marketing Manager, Siemens Energy Industrial Turbomachinery
  • 3. The role of LPG and Ammonia as a Marine Fuel
  • Tom Kenison, Senior NGL Analyst, FGE
  • 4. Clean power with fuel cells and LPG in off-grid rural areas
  • Andreas Froemmel, Managing Director, Sunfire Fuel Cells

This session will focus on new and innovative uses of LPG, used on its own or combined with other technologies. 

  • LPG is a flexible energy source and can adapt to different needs; how does this translate into practice? 
  • How does LPG fit with other low carbon and renewable energy sources such as heat pumps, micro CHP (combined heat and power), smart microgrids, hybrid vehicles, solar and wind energy?
  • What is the potential – and the interest – of using LPG in marine engines.

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European air quality crisis – addressing emissions from the existing vehicle fleet

  • 11:15 - 12:30 CET
  • Roundtable discussion
  • Moderator: Angelique Berden, Corporate Marketing and Communications Director, Westport Fuel Systems
  • Cillian Totterdell, Account Director, FleishmanHillard
  • Luis Acevedo, Business Director, BeGas
  • Estíbaliz Pombo Barés, Manager, Energy Products, Repsol
  • John Wouters, Sales Director, Prins Autogassystemen BV
  • Filippo de Cecco, Federchimica/Assogasliquidi Italy

The concern is focused on the health and environmental effects of air pollution from vehicle emissions, such as NOx and particulates. Studies show that air pollution causes about 400,000 premature deaths in the EU each year, with road transport being the main source of air pollutants. Although specific EU legislation exists for reducing vehicle emissions, it only applies to new car sales. How do we address emissions from the existing fleet of 250 million+ cars on European roads today? This session will focus on practical solutions to tackle emissions from the existing car park. 

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LPG and future fuels

  • 13:30 - 15:00 CET
  • Presentations
  • Moderator: Neil Murphy, Vice President Business Development, UGI International
  • 1. The energy transition pathway
  • Cedric Caudron, R&D and Innovation Director, UGI International
  • 2. The emerging energy landscape
  • Walt Hart, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development | Europe, CIS & Africa IHS Markit: Oil, Midstream, Downstream & Chemicals
  • 3. Hydrogen as the saviour
  • Prof. Andrzej Sikora, President and CEO, Institute of Energy Studies
  • 4. DNV forecast for the future
  • Christos Chryssakis, Business Development Manager, DNV

The future of energy is set on renewables taking over from mainstream fossil-based fuels. Most experts agree on the fact that taking a technology-neutral approach and allowing all renewable potential pathways to have a fair chance to compete and grow their business model is the optimal approach. From this perspective, it is important to keep in mind that different solutions are needed to address various hard-to-decarbonise sectors. What solutions are on the horizon? What kinds of innovations can boost the uptake of new energy solutions?


This session is sponsored by UGI International 

Day 3: Thursday 30 September

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Day 3 opening

  • 9:30 - 9:45 CET
  • Maria Malmkvist, Vice-President, Liquid Gas Europe; VD, Energigas Sverige
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Innovation and modernisation: lessons learned with low carbon 

  • 9:50 - 11:30 CET
  • Presentations
  • Moderator: Kenneth Dahlqvist, Strategy and Sustainability Director, UGI
  • Dr. Philippe Cornille, General Secretary, European Industrial Gases Association, EIGA
  • Chet Reshamwala, CEO, Anova
  • Patrik Nyholm, Procurement Manager, Elis Textil Service AB
  • Erik Lindroth, Sustainability Director, Duni

Energy distributors, and LPG specifically, have been rightly labelled essential, but what kind of adjustments had to be made to our operations to fulfil this essential role? 

What are the critical learnings and improvements that the industry extracted, which are likely to live with the industry in the long term? 

This session will showcase speakers from the industrial gases, packaging, textile and others and has the low-carbon carbon narrative affected the operation of their industry.

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Future of LPG - where are we heading to and what have we learned? 


  • 14:00 - 15:00 CET
  • Roundtable
  • Moderator: Esther Bussher, President, Liquid Gas Europe; Head of Group Public Affairs, SHV Energy
  • Natacha Cambriels, President Butagaz SAS, DCC
  • Nikos Xydas, Technical Director, WLPGA and Liquid Gas Europe
  • Neil Murphy, Vice President Business Development, UGI International
  • Angelique Berden, Corporate Marketing and Communications Director, Westport Fuel Systems
  • Ewa Abramiuk-Lete, General Manager, Liquid Gas Europe

The three day LPG e-Congress discussed a variety of topics and angles related to where LPG is today and where the industry will be heating to in the future. 


We have learned about the legislative challenges facing the industry, about new technologies, and new applications for LPG as well as how other industries are dealing with the pressure to become more sustainable. 


This session will outline main findings from the three day event and key messages we all should take with us back home. 


Official closing of the European LPG e-Congress.