The name IBBK
stands for 'International Biogas and Bioenergy Competence Center'.
The IBBK Biogas Group was founded by Dipl. Agrarian Michael Köttner, the former head and co-founder of the 'Fachverband Biogas.e.V
' (1991 – 2000).
Based on the already long-standing biogas experience of Michael Köttner, IBBK's main activity was in consultancy, where his expertise was applied to feasibility studies and research projects.
The non-profit association FnBB
(association for sustainable biogas and bioenergy use) was affiliated to the IBBK. The task of the association is to support the IBBK in the field of charitable projects and lobbying.
2004 The demand for training for the young biogas industry grew rapidly. National, and from 2009, international training courses were developed and offered.
IBBK Biogas GmbH, and other well-known and established training providers in the field of renewable energies, joined the 'Schulungsverbund BIOGAS
The state of Land Baden-Württemberg
and EU ELER
commissioned the IBBK to provide independent advice to biogas operators on planned and existing biogas plants. This advice is subsidised by the EU at 50%.
The current training courses have been advanced on the three levels of demand:
Established = Biogas #UPGRADE
| Aspiring = Biogas #HANDS ON
| Emerging = Biogas #TRAINING
In addition to the feasibility studies, the independent consultations for planned and existing facilities, according to the consulting mandate of the State of Baden-Württemberg, are increasingly offered today.
The second pillar is the EU-funded research projects, which are being carried out in partnership with universities and organisations in Europe.