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Training Seminar Programme (subject to change)

Monday 15 May 2017









Part 1: Welcome to the seminar

  • Introduction of the seminar participants and experts
  • Expectations from the seminar
  • Collection of the first questions

Part 2: Status quo of the biogas sector development in South-East Asia as well as the way forward

  • Potentials and prospects
  • Status of waste legislation
  • Economic framework conditions
  • Data for waste arising and composition


Coffee break

Part 3: Development of the biogas technology in Germany and Europe

  • Potentials and prospects
  • Status of waste legislation
  • Economic framework conditions
  • Data for waste arising and composition

Part 4: General introduction into biogas technology and digester biology

  • Basic principles of process technology
  • Temperature, retention time, organic loading rate
  • Operating experiences from 8000 agro-industrial biogas plants
  • Conditions for the generation of biogas
  • Operating parameters
  • Process monitoring and task management
  • Process disturbances and failures



Part 5: Examples of different types of biogas plants

  • Wet and dry fermentation plants
  • Bio-waste digestion
  • Agricultural biogas plants
  • Treatment of industrial effluents
  • Experiences with investment and operation

Part 6: Introduction of the main components of a biogas plant

  • Digester types and installation technology
  • Process and feed in technology
  • Developments and adaptations of the technology to suit the local circumstances in South-East Asia


Coffee break

Part 7: Approval conditions for biogas plants under South-East Asia conditions (regulatory requirements for AD systems) including:

  • Licenses for building
  • Safety plus licenses
  • Emission licenses
  • Overview of the legal requirements
  • Regulatory tool and how to use it


End of the day



Tuesday 16 May 2017









Part 1: Overview of different substrates which can be used into a biogas plants and its advantages and disadvantages

  • Input substrates:POME, agricultural slurries, industrial and communal organic residues
  • Gas yields from POME, residue material and industrial wastes
  • Solid wastes (empty fruit bunches) as a feedstock for biogas plants
  • Pollutants and contraries in solid bio-waste

Part 2: Basic calculation models of a biogas plant process with different substrates

  • Examples of biogas calculations/gas generation
  • Experiences from a field study in Indonesia
  • Cost structure of equipment and services
  • Key parameters for business plan development
  • Appropriate technology assessment


Coffee break

Part 3: Interactive planning session for wet and dry fermentation technology

  • Retention time
  • Organic loading rate
  • Sizes of containers and tanks
  • Nutrient composition
  • Electricity and heat production
  • Efficiency factors of gas utilization
  • Discussion of the results



Part 4: Experiences in project and market development under South-East Asian conditions

  • Market challenges
  • Legal administrative and technical obstacles
  • Experiences with technology and operation


Coffee break

Part 5: Proper usage of digestate as organic fertilizer in agriculture

  • Environmental aspects
  • Application of digestate
  • Digestate processing
  • Treatment costs - profitability


End of the day and the training course


Biogas GmbH


Tristan Gruszkos
Tel.: +49 (0)7954 921969

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