HANDS ON Feb 2018_UK

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5-8 February 2018
4-day Biogas #HANDS ON In-depth Course, Dolphin Hotel, St. Ives UK
Special focus on requirements for the UK industry.

This 4 day in-depth course will provide you with practical hands on knowledge. You will learn to master today's plant operation challenges with skill. The course combines intensive training and a plant visit,  showcasing the practice and experience of a large scale AD operation.
You’ll get the distilled experience of 20 years of UK and international biogas knowledge, presented from the most skilled instructors, sharing their many years of practical training in the field. A limited number of participants will guarantee a very close and personal experience with the lecturers, enabling you to take away real hands-on skills.

The BIOGAS#HANDS ON course is ideal for:
  • Biogas plant operators & staff
  • Farmers planning to operate an AD facility
  • Government officials engaged with AD
  • Academic institutions
  • Investors


Course fee per person: € 1590
Discount for students and more than 2 participants from one company or organization available upon request.

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This  course is tailored to the specific requirements of the UK biogas market. 10 renowned senior experts from REA and IBBK  will share their long-term experience  to provide the newest developments in AD. This course provides an insight  into new substrates and procedures for a successful future of biogas plant operations. The small groups will provide ample time to network with fellow participants and get in a lot of Q&A with the instructors. The instructors are long time experts and their practical background provides in-depth knowledge.
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The plant visit
Get in touch with the operator and have honest conversations on how to start and run a 2.8 MWel AD plant.
'Material Change's' Anaerobic Digestion plant 'Decoy Farm' which will be visited, operates the 2.8 MWe/hr CHP Anaerobic Digestion plant that treats 50,000 tonnes per annum of grown crops. The plant is now in the final stages of commissioning, achieving 85% of the targeted power output. The plant has great relationship with local growers to provide the feed stock and spread the digestate. 

Programme Topics 
(Programme may be subject to change)

Training course:
• Overview over the Biogas industry in Europe and UK and its future development
• Choosing the right substrate and combining it for the optimal digestion input
• Biomethane potential tests
and substrate quality monitoring
• Meet the challenge: How to digest fibrous and N-rich feedstocks
• In-situ process control and trouble shooting
• Practical experiences from operating a biowaste and food waste plant
• Process requirements for the mono-digestion of chicken manure
• Monitoring, commissioning & maintenance
• Biomethane injection – connecting to the gas grid connection
• Biogas upgrading and different pathways of biogas utilisation
• Preferable loss mitigation controls for on-site insurance
• Biofertiliser certification scheme
• Digestate standard and Managing Digestate to Land for Agricultural Benefit

Plant visit
• Field trip to the biogas plant ‘Decoy Farm’ of 'Material Change’s', Peterborough
• Being up close and personal with a large scale AD operation facility
• Seeing which energy crops produce the best biogas yield
• Learning how large scale composting and AD work hand in hand

TheCourse-Package will include:
• 4 day hands on training
•  plant visit
• Seminar documentation will be available for download
• Lunches and beverages
• Beverages and snacks at coffee breaks during the course
• Certificate of participation
will not include
• Travel to course and plant
• Accommodation
• Beverages and meals beyond 
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The location of the Training course BIOGAS#HANDS ON is at:
The Dolphin Hotel, London Rd, St Ives, Cambs, PE27 5EP, UK
All information including PROGRAM itinerary you will find here for download.
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