IBBA Programme

The Workshop Programme


August 25th

09:00 Welcome to the Inter Baltic Biogas, Arena Workshop
Prof. Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen, Center for Bioenergy and Green Engineering, Aalborg University
Prof. Frank Scholwin, Institute for Biogas, Waste Management & Energy, Weimar

09:20 Keynote: Biogas production on the way towards competitiveness – process optimization options and requirements
Dr. Jan Liebetrau, DBFZ, Germany

09:50 BREAK

10:10 Sustainable biomass substrates: Potentials and perspectives in Europe. Low cost feedstocks – challenges and solutions 1
Ane Katharina P. Meyer Ph.D., post doc, Dept. og Energy Technology, Aalborg University – Esbjerg campus

Low cost feedstocks for biogas plants – challenges and solutions 2
Ph.D. ass. Prof. Piotr Oleskowicz-Popiel, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Poznan University of Technology (PUT), Poland

10:50 Presentations of Sponsor/Exhibitor companies
10 min each company oral presentation

More presentations will be announced later.


12:50 Speed Dating

13:50 BREAK

14:00 New technology solutions for lignocellulosic materials.
3 company presentations introduced by Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen

14:30 Changes in the daily substrate mix – effects on process efficiency and opportunities of solid manure etc.
Prof. Jens Born, Flensburg University of Applied Science

15:00 Aquatic Biomass for biogas plants – realistic substrate source or an academic idea – including full scale experience from Solrød Biogas ltd.
Ass. Prof. Rikke Lybaek , Department of Humans and Technology, Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark

15:30 Marine Biogas – A commercial concept to recapture marine nutreints and producing biogas
PhD Fredrik Norén, Marine Biogas, Sweden


16:30 Grass and grass-legume biomass as biogas substrate – environmental and economic sustainability at different cultivation intensities
Ph.D. Thomas Prade, SLU, Dept. of Biosystems and technology

17:00 Analysis and Optimization of Energy Flows in existing Biogas Plants for improved economic performance
Thomas Knauer, Ingenieurbüro für Energietechnik Niebüll / University Rostock, Germany

17:30 dinaMETAN: choosing the right substrates and combining it for the optimal digestion input
Michael Niederbacher, CEO of BTS Biogas ltd.

18:00 Concluding remarks by Frank Scholwin and Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen

18:30 Social event
Grill party and great fun time at Aalborg University Campus and Nature area of Esbjerg! With short distance to the Conference hotel

August 25th

08:30-14:00 Study trip to biogas plants in the South-Western Denmark

All biogas plants are situated in a distance from Esbjerg at 30-40km

Ribe Biogas including new test plant, Linkogas – New Organic farming line and NGF-Holsted biogas, all with new interesting facilities in the context of the workshop! Ribe Biogas Ltd. Company where new testings of full scale Wet Ocidation of fibres will be demonstrated.

LinkoGas is a large well driven biogas plant i the SouthWest of Denmark. Very innovative in the entire chain.

NGF – Nature Energy biogas plant at Holsted, a largescale facility producion biogas of cheap biomass feedstocks,Manure, Deep Litter materials and food waste.


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