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International Biogas Training Course

January 25 – 29, 2016
The Dolphin Hotel, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, UK

Part 1: Practical Digester Biology
Part 2: Practical Engineering – Optimization in Gas Utilisation

The Renewable Energy Association (REA) and the International Biogas and Bioenergy Center of Competence (IBBK Fachgruppe Biogas) are delighted to announce a 5-day long in-depth Biogas Training Course, which is seperated in two parts which can be booked seperately or together. The course will be delivered by biogas experts from Germany and UK with many years of practical experience in the biogas sector.

Topics of Part 1: Practical Digester Biology
  • Overview of the Biogasindustry in Europe and UK and its future development
  • Fundamentals of biological process
  • Choosing the right substrate
  • Insitu process control and trouble shooting
  • Measurement for process optimisation, stabilisation and enhancement of the biogas process
  • Interactive group session
  • Necessary laboratory tests & practical interpretation of operating modes using examples from practice
  • Practical experiences & lessons from operating a biowaste and food waste plant
  • Process parameters
  • Introduction to Operator training, monitoring, commissioning & maintenance
  • Practical excercises on process engineering and substrate selection
  • ½ - day study tour

Topics of Part 2: Practical Engineering – Optimization in Gas Utilisation
  • Awareness on acidents and safety experiences with 8000 biogas projects in Germany
  • Health and Safety features of biogas plants and equipment
  • Biogas upgrading and different pathways of biogas utilisationBiomethane injection – connecting to the gas grid connection
  • Financial Incentives – RHI and Feed in Tariffs
  • Practical guidance for electrical grid connections
  • Digestate standard and digestate utilisation
  • Managing Digestate to Land for Agricultural Benefit

The course fee includes … 
  • seminar-CD
  • beverages during the course
  • lunch with beverages
  • entrance fee to biogas site

..does not include
  • travel to seminar and biogas site
  • accommodation
  • further meals and beverages

Who would benefit from the course?
  • Biogas plant operators & staff; farmers planning to operate an AD-facility
  • AD developers
  • Central & local government officials engaged with AD
  • Banks & investment houses, private investors
  • Academic institutions

For full programme and booking, please click HERE.

Published: 14/10/2015
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