3rd Agro-industrial biogas training seminar to be held in December 2017
  Aug 23, 2017     News, event, training, biogas, skills development

The International Biogas and Bioenergy Center of Competence (IBBK) is inviting farmers, engineers, scientists, project developers, consultants, investors and the financing sector to participate in the third Biogas Training Seminar. The seminar will cover: project procedures and approvals, quality features and case studies in the field of electricity generation from biomass waste.

When: 11 - 13th December 2017

Where: University of Cape Town

Cost: 540 €

Student special:  340 €

Register here

The course will be facilitated by speakers from South Africa and from IBBK, an internationally renowned German-based training institute. The programme will involve interactive classroom teaching with all experts, practical exercises and site visits.

Who is this course for?

  • Biogas plant operators and staff
  • Farmers planning to operate an Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility
  • Academic institutions
  • Central and local government officials engaged with AD
  • Banks and investment houses, private investors

To see the event brochure, event programme and registration form click here.

Provisional Programme

Day one:
• Status quo of the biogas sector development in South Africa.
• Outlook and potential of the biogas sector in South Africa 
• Introduction into biogas technology & digester biology
• The different technologies of biogas plants
• Main components of a biogas plant
• Experiences with biogas plant equipment in South Africa
Day two:
• Pros and cons of different substrates in a biogas plant 
• Basic calculation models of a biogas plant process with different substrates
• Basic engineering parameters for operation with different substrates
• Start up phase and practical measures for monitoring the digestion process
• Safety aspects and standards 
• Proper usage of digestate as organic fertiliser
Day three:
• Study tour to two different exemplary biogas plants in Western Cape