Dez 20

Fireplace Talk

„The Role of Bioenergy in the Energy Transition in Korea and Germany“


Millennium Seoul Hilton

50, Sowol-ro, Namdaemun5ga, Jung-gu
04637 Seoul


20.12.2018 | 10:30
20.12.2018 | 13:30

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As industry-based economies Korea and Germany face similar challenges when it comes to shaping their energy system’s future. Both countries aim to significantly reduce their carbon emissions by increasing the usage of renewable energy and energy efficiency while phasing out the use of nuclear energy and reducing the reliance on fossil fuels.

Bioenergy can be represented in the energy system by various technological options and is a key component in achieving renewable energy targets, not only contributing to renewable power but heating as well. Furthermore, it also can play a role in transportation (transport biofuels). Bioenergy contributed to 23.5% of renewable power production in Germany in 2017 being the second largest renewable energy source after wind (48.8%). Furthermore, it had the largest share in renewable heat consumption with 87.3% compared to 4.7% of solar thermal energy and 8.1% of geothermal energy[1]. In Korea in 2017 bioenergy contributed to 16% of renewable power production being the second largest renewable energy source after waste energy (51.2%).[2]

On the other hand, biomass potential is limited and the energetic use of biomass competes with other possible uses such as food and feed production, but also with material use, for example for biobased chemicals or plastics.

On behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, KGCCI would like to invite you to join a Fireplace Talk on the role of bioenergy in the energy transformation processes in Korea and Germany. The luncheon discussion will focus on status, potentials and business models of bioenergy in both countries also taking into account challenges and limitations of this energy source.

This event is for energy experts only. If you have received an invitation letter from us, please register with “Register for this event” button above as seats are limited:

Participation in the event is free; the presentations and discussion will be translated simultaneously into English/Korean.

All participants will receive lunch. Also, there are parking lots available if needed.

Date and Venue:

December 20, 2018, Millennium Seoul Hilton, 3Fl, Jade Room


Time Top
Registration and Coffee

Prof. Byoung-In Sang, Department Chair & Professor at Department of Chemical Engineering, Hanyang University
11:00-11:10Welcome and Introduction by Moderator
11:10-12:00Keynote Presentation

  “The role of biogas energy for the German energy transition.”

Mr. Jae-Myung Kim, Sales Representative Korea, EnviTec Biogas (EnviTec Anlagenbau GmbH&Co. KG)

“The market situation and policies of bioenergy in Korea” 

Ph.D. Jun-Sang Lee, Supervisor, HQ of Eastern Metropolitan Area, Department of Environmental Facility Management, Korea Environment Corporation

12:00-13:00Moderated talk, Q&A and open discussion while lunch is served
13:00-13:10Closing Remarks


Contact Person in KGCCI:
- Ms. Jihee Jeong, 02-3780-4690, jhjeong(at)
- Ms. Seolhui Jo, 02-2780-4692,




Invitation Kor

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