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Registration will be at the 2nd floor in front oft the main conference room "König Karl Halle"



08:00 – 09:30 Registration (Foyer König-Karl-Halle – 2nd floor)

09:30 – 10:00 Welcome (König-Karl-Halle – 2nd floor)

Prof. Dabbert, Rector University of Hohenheim and Ministerialrat Dr. Wolf-Dieter von Bülow,
Ministry for Rural Areas and Consumer Protection Baden-Württemberg

10:00 – 11:00 Keynote speeches (König-Karl-Halle – 2nd floor)

Biogas developments in Europe, challenges and future prospects - High performing biogas plants with low cost feedstock, Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen, Denmark

Bio-methane as fuel for cars and buses in Sweden, Prof. Mohammad Taherzadeh, Sweden

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break – Poster session, exhibition (List-Saal – 2nd floor)

11:30 – 12:45

König-Karl-Halle (2nd floor – translation EN-DE)

Bertha-Benz-Saal (1st floor)

Karlsruhe (1st floor)


Session 1 – Domestic biogas plants
(Chairman: Prof. Samir Khanal)

Session 2 – Environment, methane-emissions (Chairman: Heinz-Peter Mang)

Session 3 - Process control, modelling of the biogas process (Chairman: Dr. Andreas Lemmer)

Exhibition and poster session

Thermal simulation of a compact urban domestic biodigester,
Claudia Pabón, Ph.D., Chile

Potential of residual gas from biogas plants,
Dr. Hans Oechsner, Germany

Rapid methane production from synthesis gas: Investigations of high cell loading in a membrane bioreactor,
Supansa Youngsukkasem, Sweden

Factors affecting dissemination of domestic biogas in developing countries,
Willington Ortiz, Germany

Mesophilic anaerobic co-digestion of cow manure and biogas crops in full scale German biogas plants: A model for calculating the effect of hydraulic retention time and VS crop proportion in the mixture on methane yield from digester and from digestate storage at different temperatures,
Ivo Muha, Germany

Multiposition sensor technology and lance-based sampling for improved monitoring of biogas processes,
Erich Kielhorn, Germany

Tailor-made household biogas system – a smart answer to multi-facetted challenges,
Elisabeth Maria Huba-Mang, Lesotho

Examination to optimize a method to quantify methane emission rates at biogas plants using TDLAS data,
Angela Groth, Germany

Electronic nose for reactor stability monitoring of an agricultural co-digestion biogas plant,
Gilles Adam, Belgium

12:45 – 14:15 Lunch – Poster session, exhibition (List-Saal – 2nd floor)

14:15 – 15:50

Session 1 – Domestic biogas plants
(Chairman: René Moletta)

Session 4 - Innovative fermentation and digester construction methods
(Chairman: Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen)

Session 3 - Process control, modelling of the biogas process
(Chairman: Michael Köttner)

Assessment of the application of biogas technology as alternative energy source in Limpopo province,
Vhutshilo Nekhubvi, South Africa

Biocatalytic methanation of hydrogen and carbon dioxide according to the Power to Gas Strategy,
Dr. Marko Burkhardt, Germany

Influence of substrate disintegration pretreatment on the efficiency of agitation systems by measuring the particle size distribution in agricultural biogas digesters,
Hans-Joachim Nägele, Germany

What could China give to and take from other countries for development of biogas industry? Lessons learned from each other,
Dr. Shikun Cheng, China

Two-phase pressurized anaerobic digestion: An innovative system for biogas production, purification and upgrading,
Dr. Andreas Lemmer, Germany

Process simulation model for biogas production, Karthik Rajendran, Sweden

“Biogas is not a symbol of poverty, but an alternative fuel that nature provides us” - from small farm digesters to waste treatment facilities,
Heinz-Peter Mang, China

Chemical oxygen demand balances of pressurized anaerobic filters and the origin of COD in process liquids,
Johannes Krümpel, Germany

Critical comparison of different model structures for the applied simulation of the anaerobic digestion process,
Sören Weinrich, Germany

Appropriate biogas technology in Africa – Practical examples,
Dr. Thomas Krimmel, Zambia

Microbial fuel cell deployment for secondary treatment from anaerobic digestion effluent in Costa Rica,
Stephanie Lansing, Ph.D., USA

Correlation of gas production and organic loading rate with respect to microscopic cell counts during anaerobic digestion,
Prof. Dr. Paul Scherer, Germany

15:50 – 16:20 Coffee break – Poster session, exhibition (List-Saal – 2nd floor)

16:20 – 17:55

Oral – Poster Session
(Chairman: Dr. Hans Oechsner)
(see page 4)

Session 4 - Innovative fermentation and digester construction methods
(Chairman: Prof. Mohammad Taherzadeh)

Practitioners forum
(Chairman: Dr. Hans-Joachim Nägele)

Filtration of anaerobic filter effluent,
Dr. Simon Zielonka,Germany

Process control of agricultural biogas plants in practice,
Dr. Markus Schlattmann, Germany

Two phase biogas reactor for fast methanification of manure,
Prof. Heralt Schöne, Germany

Monitoring of gas parameters to increase process efficiency,
Manuela Charatjan, Germany

Intelligent thermal energy management using a novel multi-chamber biogas reactor – a prototype,
Michael Müller, Germany

Biological flexibility of biogas plants,
Eva Sonnleitner, Germany

Anaerobic digestion of food waste through the operation of a mesophilic two-phase pilot scale digester,
Stefan Grimberg, Ph.D., USA

Integration of Biomethane in sustainable mobility solution 2.0,
Michael Krautsack, Austria

Influence of waste composition on the maximum possible troughput – results of the long term monitoring of a waste fermentation plant,
Andreas Kottmair, Germany

18:00 – 19:00 Posters exhibition (König-Karl-Halle & List-Saal – 2nd floor)

19:00 – 22:00 Evening reception (Eyth-Saal – 2nd floor)

(Program may be subject to change)

Stand as of September 4th 2014






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