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We would like to welcome you to our Homepage of the 3rd International Conference "Progress in Biogas". More than 80 experts on biogas from almost 30 countries representing all the continents discussed the international progress in biogas at the Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart in September 2014.

pib3 presentations and further information will be send to all conference participants within next week via INTERNET.

During the conference a practitioners forum, an Oral-Poster-Session with more than 20 speakers, posters sessions and an exhibition took place. In the exhibition companies and organizations presented their products, services and technical innovations to the international audience experts.

Additionally to the conference there was the opportunity to take part in an 1-day agricultural or a research field trip on the 12 September. Moreover, the participants had the opportunity to interact with each other in a relaxed way in the evening reception at  the first day of the conference.

IBBK CEO Michael Köttner: First short summary of Day 1 PIB3 the International Progress in Biogas Conference

This time a major focal point of the event was the presentation of practical and scientific results from small-scale decentralized biogas systems on household, farming, industrial, communal and municipal level and innovations on biogas technologies and techniques. This contributed to optimize and efficiently improve the technology making biogas production and use more flexible.

"Progress in Biogas III" is not only a conference. It is also a place for companies to present themselves. Parallel to the conference a two-day exhibition offers you the opportunity to present your innovations, products and services to an international audience. "Progress in Biogas" is known for its cosy atmosphere that facilitates intensive contact between visitors and exhibitors.

Take the opportunity to present your company to a very dedicated and interested crowd that is keen on promoting biogas in their home countries. We are looking forward to welcome you as exhibitor.

Target Groups

The conference aims to reach practitioners, scientists, researchers, politicians, decision makers, biogas plants-owners, biogas plants-planners, students, companies working on the biogas field, NGOs, and all people interested on biogas field, sustainability and bio-energy.


The language of the conference will be English. However, a simultaneous translation English-German, for the main session, is foreseen. Please note that the abstracts have to be submitted in English. Also Powerpoint presentations (from the selected abstracts) have to be prepared in English.


Conference themes


Domestic biogas plants:
Systems, implementation options/examples; domestic sewage, garbage/waste, animal excreta, human excreta; improvement of sanitation; technical innovations – year-round plant operation; use of gas: electricity production, heating and cooling, lighting; appropriate technical equipment/appropriate technologies – climatic zones of the earth; economic conditions and profitability/costs; security; acceptance; emissions; minimum requirement for the gas quality


Agricultural biogas plants (farm scale biogas plants):
Process; manure biogas plants; substrates; efficiency and economic viability; safety; emissions


Biogas generation from industrial, communal and municipal, bio-waste:
Co-fermentation in local cycle; waste from the food production; agricultural industrial waste; hygiene; suitable raw materials – necessary waste separation


Flexibility of biogas production and use:
Storage, intermediate storage; isolated solutions; targeted generation; flexible production; networking with other renewable energy sources; power to gas


Biogas as vehicle fuel:
Use in agricultural tractors and vehicles; preparation techniques; economy; quality requirements for the final product; small processing and energy recovering systems


Digestate application and management:
Sanitation; soil improvement; humus generation


Innovative fermentation and digester construction methods:
Hydrolysis; 2-Phase nature; improved lagoon models


Innovative heat application concepts:
Secondary based electricity generation – electricity from heat; cooling; heat grid-connections; micro gas grid; district heating concepts


Technical, economical and social cooperative structures of decentralized small scale biogas systems


Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Hans Oechsner – Universität Hohenheim, Germany
  • Ernst Berg – MLR Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Konrad Raab – UM Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Rene Moletta - Moletta Méthanisation, France
  • Michael Köttner – IBBK, Germany
  • Jenny Aragundy-Kaiser – IBBK, Germany
  • Silke Volk – IBBK, Germany

 International Scientific Committee

  • Prof HH Ngo, Univ of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Prof. Oderico Konrad -  Univates-Universität Rio Grande du Sul, Brazil
  • Dr. Gonzalo Ruiz-Filippi -  Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaiso, Chile
  • Prof. Renjie Dong - China Agricultural University Peking, China
  • Heinz-Peter Mang -  University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
  • Thierry Ribeiro - Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais, France
  • Prof Christian Larroche, Universite Blaise Pascal, France
  • Dr. Claudia Wendland - Women in Europe for a Common Future, Germany
  • Dr. Jan Liebetrau -  Deutsches Biomasse Forschungszentrum, Germany
  • Detlef Riesel - Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe, Germany
  • Mark Paterson - Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft, Germany
  • Prof. T.N. Singh - Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
  • Prof. Ashok Pandey - CSIR-National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, India
  • Prof. Franco Cecchi - University of Verona, Italy
  • Dr. Simón González Martínez - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
  • Prof. Joan Mata Alvarez - University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Prof. M. Taherzadeh - University of Boras, Sweden
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Pruk Aggarangsi - Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Prof. C. Visvanathan - Asian Instite of Technology, Thailand
  • Prof DJ Lee, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Prof. Nuri Azbar - EGE-Universität, Ismir, Turkey
  • Prof. Samir Khanal - University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
  • Asst. Prof. Stephanie Lansing, University of Maryland, USA

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Contact for:
abstracts, papers, program:

Jenny Aragundy-Kaiser


+49 7954 926 203


+49 7954 926 204

Contact for: Sponsoring, exhibition, registration:

Silke Volk


+49 7954 921 969


+49 7954 926 132

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