HANDS ON Oct 2017_Ireland

22-24 November 2017 
3-day In-depth Course, Skills Centre, Enniskillen, Nothern Ireland
Special focus on biowaste fermentation and gas treatment for direct feed into the natural gas grid.

This 3 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 includes three intensive training days and a lab session,  showcasing the specifics of the biochemical processes of AD. 

You’ll get the distilled experience of 20 years of 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: € 1290.-
Discount for students and more than 2 participants from one company or organization available upon request.


This  course, tailored to the specific requirements in the UK industry, benefits from IBBK's 20 years of experience up to 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.
The lab session is dedicated to practical digester biology, providing you with in-depth expertise about the specific biological processes in your plant. Our instructors will explain the outset of a new or revised plant and the challenges of digesting Nitrogen-rich and fibrous feedstock. You will learn about process control and optimisation measures, covering the inhibitors and additives. Additionally an interactive session in the laboratory will familiarize you with the testing procedures during operation, useful devices for plant monitoring as well as prudent methods for record keeping.  All exercises are related to practice.
Programme Topics 
(Programme may be subject to change)

Training course:
• Overview of the Biogas technology and its future development
• Choosing the right substrate and combining it for the optimal digestion input
• Practical experiences from operating a biowaste and food waste plant
• Measurement for optimisation, stabilisation and enhancement of the biogas process
• Process control and process optimisation
• How to digest fibrous and N-rich feedstocks
• Start-up phase and practical measures for monitoring the digestion process

Lab session
• Necessary laboratory tests
• Practical interpretation of operating modes using examples from practice
• Record keeping
• Testing parameters during operation
• Practical devices for plant monitoring

The Course-Package will include:
• 3 day hands on training
•  Laboratory session
• Seminar documentation with slides of the training lectures (CD)
• 3 x Lunch 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 
The location of the Training course BIOGAS#HANDS ON is at:
Skills Centre – CREST Building, Killyhevlin Industrial Estate, Black Stick Road Killyhevlin Enniskillen BT74 4, Ireland UK
All information including PROGRAM itinerary you will find here for download.
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