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UK International Intensive Biogas Training

Practical Digester Biology

For the first time the Renewable Energy Association (REA) and the International Biogas and Bioenergy Center of Competence (IBBK Fachgruppe Biogas) are delighted to welcome you for a 3-day long in-depth Biogas Operators & Planners Course at the Abertay University in Dundee. The course will be delivered by biogas experts from Germany and UK with many years of practical experience in the biogas sector.Who would benefit from the course?Biogas plant operators & staff; farmers planning to operate an AD-facilityAD developersCentral & local government officials engaged with ADBanks & investment houses, private investorsAcademic institutions  Preliminary ProgramMonday, 06 July 2015RegistrationOverview of the Biogas industry in Europe and UK and its future developmentNew substrates and their pretreatment for future biogas plantsMacro algae and their challengesPyrolysis liquids from low quality biomassPretreatment for the improvement of biogas yieldFundamentals of biological processThe anaerobic digestion processEnvironmental parametersEngineering parametersChoosing the right substrate and combining it for the optimal digestion inputSubstrate selection criteriaCalculation of the gas yield according to energy contentSubstrate quality and level of contaminationOff farm material fromcommunaland industrial originDiscussion / End of the dayTuesday, 07 July 2015Pretreatment and pre-storage technologyEnsiling and pre-storage technologyPurpose and designing of mixing pit and hydrolysis phasePretreatment of difficult substratesDealing with high fiber and high nitrogen contentStart up phase & practical measures for monitoring the digestion processInitial phase: Heating-up and Feeding-startTesting parameters during operationPractical devices for plant monitoringProcess parametersInhibitors in anaerobic processesAdditivesProcess controlInteractive group and laboratory session Necessary laboratory tests & practical interpretation of operating modesUsing examples from practiseTesting parameters during operationPractical devices for plant monitoringRecord keepingDiscussion / End of the dayWednesday, 08 July 2015Practical experiences & lessons from operating a bio-waste and food waste plantMeasurement for process optimisation, stabilisation and enhancement of the biogasprocessGas analysis related to the metabolic pathwayApplication area for gas analysis devicesApplication of further measured variables, controlling and supervisory controlQuestions and answersBiogas Plant visitReturn to Dundee / End of the Seminar


6 Jul 2015 @ 08:30 am

8 Jul 2015 @ 05:15 pm

Duration: 2 days, 8 hours


Abertay University, Kydd Building,

Abertay University

United Kingdom

Organised by

IBBK Fachgruppe Biogas GmbH

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