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The International Biogas and Bioenergy Center of Competence IBBK together with its partners UCT, GREEN CAPE and IBERT invites farmers, project developers, consultants, investors and the banking sector to participate in the seminar “Biogas Waste-to-Energy Project Development” to be held on 10.-12. of December 2014 at the University of Cape Town in the Western Cape, South Africa.


The seminar will address the topics of project procedures and approvals, quality features and case studies in the field of electricity generation from biomass waste. The course will be facilitated by speakers from South Africa and from IBBK, an internationally renowned German-based training institute. This type of international professional biogas seminar regularly held 4 times a year in the UK and Germany since 2008 is now brought to South Africa for the first time.







Registration and detailed programme download


Wednesday 10 December 2014

  • Part 1: Welcome to the seminar
  • Part 2: Waste treatment and Biogas development in South Africa
  • Part 3: Introduction into the digester biology
  • Part 4: Principles of waste treatment and biogas production, process engineering, potential incidents
  • Part 5: Choosing the most suitable technology
  • Part 6: Approval conditions for biogas plants under South African conditions (regulatory requirements for AD systems)


Thursday 11 December 2014

  • Part 1: Introduction into substrate selection and management und South African conditions
  • Part 2: Practical exercise in substrate selection
  • Part 3: Discussion of the results
  • Part 4: Interactive planning session for wet and dry fermentation technology
  • Part 5: Introduction into design and planning
  • Part 6: Study Tour to exemplary biogas plant(s) in the Western Cape Region (to be confirmed)


Friday 12 December 2014

  • Study Tour to exemplary Industrial Biogas plant
  • Study Tour to exemplary Agricultural Biogas plant


Programme may be subject to change


Seminar instructors

Michael Köttner, CEO at IBBK Fachgruppe Biogas GmbH, Germany

Louise-Mari van Zyl, Director at Cape EAPrac, South Africa

Otto Hager, CEO at ibert, South Africa

Teaching Method

Interactive classroom teaching with all experts available for comments, questions and answers. With participants active involvement, practical exercises and 3 site visits.


 The complete price for the seminar and tour is 4250 ZAR plus 14 % VAT. It will be conducted in English.



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