30 January 2019 | Budapest, Hungary


DanuBeGreen conference, a joint event of the National Port Development Masterplan CEF project and the Hungarian National Workshop for the Interreg Danube ENERGY BARGE project.

30 Jan 2019
08:30 – 09:30
08:30 – 10:30
MAHART-Freeport, Budapest
Site visit

8:30 at Novotel Budapest Danube Hotel, 1027 Budapest, Bem rkp. 33-34. 

10:30 at The Aquincum Hotel Budapest, 1036 Budapest, Árpád Fejedelem útja 94.

We are organizing a bus trip to Csepel Freeport for the participants of the Energy-Barge project. Aside from the group there are 10 more places at the bus, so we are accepting further applications from other guests.

The bus starts at 8:30 on the 30th of January, 2019 from the bus parking in front of Novotel Budapest Danube Hotel.


After a 30 minutes long drive the bus arrives to the port, where we welcome the participants at the central board building. Next we take a tour around the port by bus. During the tour we visit the commercial pools, the grain storehouse and the sites of Ferroport and Mahart Container companies. At the latest the bus arrives at 10:30 to the venue of the conference, to Hotel Aquincum. All the packages can be left on the bus, thereafter we keep them at the conference till the end of the event.

The leader of the tour is Szávó Sztilkovics. The language of the tour is English.

09:30 – 11:00
National Port Development Masterplan – Opening conference

Description of the project:

The port of Komárom located at river km 1,767 river km of the Danube, in the proximity of both Bratislava and Budapest, is a crossroad for flows and transhipment of freight between inland waterway, rail and road transport.

Its development, in line with the Action related to the construction of the bridge linking the Hungarian port of Komárom and the Slovak port of Komárno, will contribute to enhance the connections between different modes of transport allowing an increase of freight handled along the Slovak–Hungarian sections of the Danube and the overall Rhine-Danube core network corridor

The preparation of the Master Plan, Feasibility study and 20 case studies for the overall ports development along the Hungarian section of the Danube will be coordinated with the Master plan for the development of inland ports along the Slovak section of the Danube.

09:30 - 09:40 | Mr. László MOSÓCZI, Dr.
Welcome address, Strategic thinking in the IWW sector (tbc.)

09:45 - 10:05 | Mr. Cristóbal MILLAN DE LA LASTRA
Future EU funding possibilities in the IWW sector, Connecting Europe Facility a fund for IWW and Inland port development on the Core Network Corridors (tbc.)  

10:15 - 10:30 | Mr. Béla SZALMA, Capt.
Financial needs in the IWW sector and the ports of Hungary

10:30 - 11:00 | Mr. Zoltán BARNA-LÁZÁR
Strategy for the Hungarian port development – the National Port Development Masterplan

Plenary Sessions
11:00 – 11:30
Networking Coffee
11:30 – 13:30
ENERGY BARGE National workshop

11:30 - 11:35 | Mr. Szávó Sztilkovics, CEO, MAHART-Freeport Ltd.
Our Danube - Welcome-speech

An overview of the projects of the state-owned Mahart Hungarian Shipping Company and the Mahart-Freeport Company, which are focusing on how to boost the domestic water transportation and water tourism. 

11:35 - 11:45 | Mr. László BÚS, expert: 
Topics of the presentation:
   - Main objectives and activities of ENERGY BARGE DTP project,
   - Contents of work packages and results so far,
   - Planned investments to increase the share of energy biomass transport on the Danube.

        11:45 - 12:00 | Mr. Márk ALFÖLDY-BORUSS, Head of Department, Ministry for Innovation and Technology, decarbonization Division
        Bioenergy in the light of the amended Renewable Energy Directive
        The recently adopted Renewable Energy Directive sets new regulatory elements with the aim to achieve the ambitious 32% EU-level renewable energy share in total energy consumption by 2030. Key aims are to increase the renewable share of the heating and cooling sector, and to base biofuels policies on non-food and non-feed sources. Bioenergy plays currently crucial role both in the overall EU renewable energy mix and in the countries covered by the DanuBEgreen project. The availability and sustainability of feedstocks for increasing demand seems to be challenging for the next decade. The presentation shows the measures of the amended Directive.

        12:00 - 12:15 | Ms. Ágnes TÖRŐCSIK, research associate, REKK Foundation
        Regional outlook on biomass 

        Three key pieces of legislation in the Clean Energy for All Europeans package have entered into force as of 24 December 2018, including the revised Renewable Energy Directive (EU) 2018/2001. The presentation will highlight the biomass related new elements of the new RES directive. Furthermore, we will discuss main trends of biomass production, supply and uses in Hungary and the Danube region.

        12:15 - 12:30 | Mr. János MATÁNCSI, forest engineer, consultant
        Overview of the Hungarian biomass production
        The presentation gives a comprehensive picture of the possibilities of wood based biomass in Hungary. It's present, limitations, opportunities, future role with regards to climate change. Utilisation issues. The role of wood based biomass among the needs of society.

        12:30 - 12:45 | Mr. Tibor ORBÁN, DCEO of Budapest DH Works Private Co. Ltd., President of the Association of Hungarian District Heating Enterprises
        Possible role of biomass in heat production for Budapest DH Systems with outlook on the Hungarian DH sector

        Outlook on the present status of the Hungarian district heating sector focusing on biomass. Presentation of Budapest district heating (present status, possible trends and developments in the future). Integration of biomass based heating plants into the heat production portfolio of Budapest district heating (technical and energetic parameters and impacts

        12:45 - 13:30 | Ms. Ann-Kathrin KAUFMANN, BioCampus Straubing:
        Presentation of the modal shift platform
        The platform supports the provision of expertise on the transport, handling and storage of biomass to actors from the bioenergy and logistics sectors. It supports a modal shift from road to water regarding biomass transport and strengthening the role of ports as bioenergy hubs.

        Questions, answers

        Plenary Sessions
        13:30 – 14:15
        Restaurant Ambrosia
        Business Lunch
        14:00 – 15:30
        Panel session A

        Large group dialouge using the World Café methodology (4 topics to be discussed):

        • IWW and intermodal transportation: current problems and development possibilities
        • Industry development in ports: current problems and development possibilities

        Closing: Summarizing the results of the group dialogue

        Panel sessions
        14:00 – 15:30
        Marcus Aurelius
        Panel session B

        Development of the core ports in Komárno (SK) and Komárom (HU)

        Presentations on the development of the Masterplan of Komárno port and the early development of the Komárom Port Feasibility Study

        Panel sessions
        14:15 – 16:00
        ENERGY BARGE B2B Matchmaking Meetings - Bionergy meet Danube logistics

        B2B (Business to business) matchmaking event for the Energy Barge transnational project

        The event agenda's time zone is CET.