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The focus of this training course is to combine practical experience with theoretical and scientific knowledge. IBBK Fachgruppe Biogas and the University of Hohenheim are the organizers and conductors of this in depth training course. This ensures, that participants have the full benefit of substantial and long term practical and theoretical experiences, which senior experts within the German biogas industry are providing.

General program topics

  • Introduction and definitions
  • When is a biogas plant an appropriate investment?
  • Basic values and calculation formulas of the biogas process
  • Digester biology, input substrates, gas yields from biowaste and energy crops, basic principles of process technology
  • Optimal process start up and shut down measures
  • System operation with wastes and energy crops, pretreatment, feeding technologies, stirring and mixing
  • Day to day maintenance, trouble shooting, process control, record keeping
  • Measures for process optimization, stabilization and enhancement
  • Environmental constraints, fertilizer spreading, ecological fertilizer management with biogas slurry, ecological evaluation, digestate treatment and storage
  • Biogas treatment, storage, upgrading and utilization
  • Safety standards in agricultural biogas plants

One sample presentation from 2010



Silke Volk
Tel.: +49 (0) 7954 921969 or +49 (0) 7954 926203

Registration by fax/e-mail to:
Fax: +49 (0) 7954 926132 or +49 (0)7954 926 204
E-mail: course(at)biogas-training.com

Place of venue

University of Hohenheim
Garbenstraße 30
70599 Stuttgart-Hohenheim

Accommodation possibilities can be found on the university's website.

How to get there

Next International IBBK Biogas Study Tour:

11Dec-13 Dec 2017

Latest International and UK Biogas Operating Courses:

14Jul-16 Jul 2014
25Jun-28 Jun 2013
18Sep-21 Sep 2012
27Jun-28 Jun 2012
20Sep-23 Sep 2011

Latest International and UK Biogas Engineering Courses:

27Mar-30 Mar 2012
30Jan-3 Feb 2012
18Jul-22 Jul 2011
24Jan-28 Jan 2011