Follow-up Report – IBBK Biogas #HANDS ON 7-day training, Stuttgart September 2017 

  • von DID60257
  • 02 Okt, 2017
IBBK Stuttgart 2017, 7-day Biogas #HANDS ON course – Birgit Pfeifer testing digester substrate at the plant.
IBBK Stuttgart 2017, 7-day Biogas #HANDS ON course – Birgit Pfeifer testing digester substrate at the plant.

The Follow-up Report

This September 20  participants , from 12 countries met in Stuttgart for the yearly  7-day IBBK #HANDS ON Biogas course.

Among the participants were engineers, scientists, postgraduates, project managers, plant constructors and operators. All lectures were held at the SIMT (Institute for Management and Technology) by renowned experts of the field, providing insight into today's operating of biogas productions.

The lectures were complemented by extensive study tours to 5 state-of-the-art biogas plants, from biomethane gas station to municipal bio-waste digestion plants. On site digester samples were taken and analysed, and a tour to the laboratories of the University of Hohenheim was given.

The attendees enjoyed the networking exchange with fellow participants from 12 countries (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, India, Ireland, Kenya, Malta, Nigeria, Romania, Switzerland, The Netherlands and UK)  and teaching experts of the course.

(get the full report as PDF download)

Lecture location at the SIMT (Steinbeis Institute for Management and Technology), Stuttgart. View outside and indoors
Lecture location at the SIMT (Steinbeis Institute for Management and Technology), Stuttgart. View outside and indoors
Course instructor explains explains ammonia vs ammonium. - Students check their data
Course instructor explains explains ammonia vs ammonium. - Students check their data
Class networking during break
Class networking during break
Group in front of the biogas plant Energiehof Weitenau. – Plant owner explains the obtaining of a crystallised fertiliser from liquid digestate.
Group in front of the biogas plant Energiehof Weitenau. – Plant owner explains the obtaining of a crystallised fertiliser from liquid digestate.
Instructor explains the processes of the municipal waste plant. – In front of the vertical digester of the municipal food-waste plant, Leonberg.
Instructor explains the processes of the municipal waste plant. – In front of the vertical digester of the municipal food-waste plant, Leonberg.
Crystallised ammonium sulphate fertiliser obtained from the digestate liquids. – Plant owner explains the feeding of the digester.
Crystallised ammonium sulphate fertiliser obtained from the digestate liquids. – Plant owner explains the feeding of the digester.
Class with  head instructor Michael Koettner (IBBK CEO) giving a lecture about sediments in digesters. –  Participants asking questions.
Class with head instructor Michael Koettner (IBBK CEO) giving a lecture about sediments in digesters. – Participants asking questions.
Lunch break, hungry minds and hungry bellies
Lunch break: hungry minds and hungry bellies
Expert instructor Birgit Pfeifer takes a sample of the digestate for testing. – Running the FOS/TAC test.
Expert instructor Birgit Pfeifer takes a sample of the digestate for testing. – Running the FOS/TAC test.
The liquid manure is pumped from the lorry car into the storage tank. – The new substrate is getting mixed and fed into the digester.
The liquid manure is pumped from the lorry car into the storage tank. – The new substrate is getting mixed and fed into the digester.
The plant operator explains the bio-waste pretreatment, biogas plant in Backnang-Neuschöntal. – Participants sharing opinions.
The plant operator explains the bio-waste pretreatment, biogas plant in Backnang-Neuschöntal. – Participants sharing opinions.
von G. Trombin_ibbk 03 Jan, 2018
The NoAW (No Agricultural Waste) Project met for 3 days in November 2017 for it's first annual meeting, at the waterfront town Estoril in Portugal.
The consortium of 32 members, as the IBBK, from 7 EU nations met to determine the case studies which will be carried out for the next phase of the project.
The contingency was given to promising researches focusing on 'feedstock variation', 'technology improvements' and new applications for biomethane and PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoates).
The meeting provided the great chance to get to know all the members of the project and learn about their committed hard work.
Learn more about NoAW: http://noaw2020.eu/
von DID60257 04 Okt, 2017

As part of the NoAW-aim to promote the concept of the circular economy across the agri-food industry several NoAW project partners including IBBK will attend the workshop day on October 17th in Brussels to discuss current thinking and developments.

von DID60257 02 Okt, 2017

This September 20  participants , from 12 countries met in Stuttgart for the yearly  7-day IBBK #HANDS ON Biogas course.

Among the participants were engineers, scientists, postgraduates, project managers, plant constructors and operators. All lectures were held at the SIMT (Institute for Management and Technology) by renowned experts of the field, providing insight into today's operating of biogas productions.

The lectures were complemented by extensive study tours to 5 state-of-the-art biogas plants, from biomethane gas station to municipal bio-waste digestion plants. On site digester samples were taken and analysed, and a tour to the laboratories of the University of Hohenheim was given.

The attendees enjoyed the networking exchange with fellow participants from 12 countries (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, India, Ireland, Kenya, Malta, Nigeria, Romania, Switzerland, The Netherlands and UK)  and teaching experts of the course.

(get the full report as PDF download)

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