BIOGAS#HANDS ON 19-29 September 2017, Stuttgart

19-27 September 2017

proBIOGAS International - Biogas plant Engineering and Operating training with plat visit.

During this 7-day intensive biogas training you will acquire specific operating and engineering knowledge through our best practical tips and our bundled know-how from our two decades of experience. 
On the 3 days of field trips, you will have the opportunity to see first hand biogas plants with new ground-breaking concepts/technology in Germany. During the visit you will be guided by both the biogas plant operator and our experts. Thus, you will gain profound insights into the everyday practice in the operation of the plant, while always being assisted by our specialists with both practical and theoretical experience. 
During the laboratory day you will receive practical tips for the optimisation of your fermentation, through the analysis of fermentation samples.
The seven days make it possible for you to have a high-degree of intensive exchange with the experts and course participants to clarify all your questions.
Course fee per person: € 2150 .-
Discount for students and more than 2 participants from one
company or organisation available upon request.

The BIOGAS#HANDS ON Training course is ideal for:
 • Biogas plant operators & staff 
 • Farmers planning to operate an AD-facility
 • AD developers 
 • Academic institutions
 • Government officials engaged with AD 
 • Investors
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This extensive course will be segmented in the following theoretical and practical course elements:  2 days of class lessons followed by  2 days of field trips,  and  the weekend break for  recreation to explore the local culture, go shopping  and enjoy the local cuisine. We will kick off the new week with  2 days  operator's  training, to conclude the week with  an excursion  including onsite measurement tests.

The courses are held with 10+ specialised instructors bundling the profound knowledge of Germany's most experienced biogas experts. All of our speakers have been working for at least 10 years in the field of biogas, both in industry and operation. This course stands out through its interactive character, with small classrooms and ample time for discussion and knowledge exchange.
During two days of field trips this training will lead you to four different biogas plants in the Stuttgart region, the cradle of the biogas technology in Germany. You will get in touch with plant operators and visit carefully selected, established and successful biogas plant concepts. The used substrates range from maize- and grass-silage, through liquid and solid manure, to bio- and food-waste. Each plant is unique in its technology and approach.
A crucial element of the training consists of a laboratory session, during which participants get the chance to learn about the day-to-day analysis of digester samples. This includes testing parameters during operation, record keeping and the interpretation of operating modes based on examples from practice. This interactive exercise is carried out by long-term biogas consultants, enabling the participants to turn theory into practice.
Programme Topics 
(Programme may be subject to change)

Training course:
• Current situation and prospects in Germany and Europe 
• Safety features of biogas plants and equipment
• Choosing the right substrates
• Biogas specific building materials
• Cogeneration to heat and power
• Prospects of biogas utilisation
• Experiences with bio-/food waste plants
• Decision criteria for a biogas plant
• Introduction into feasibility study
• Introduction into plant technology

The Course-Package will include
• 4 days in-class training 
• 2 days study tour, visiting plants
• 1 day lab-session
• Seminar-Ebook with slides of the training lectures + additional biogas literature
• PDF documentation of the visited plants
• Transportation to and from tour facilities
•  Lunch, Snacks &
 Beverages during the courses
• Certification of participation

will not include
• Travel to and from Stuttgart
• Accommodation
• Beverages and further meals
Excursions to plants:
• Field trips to different agricultural biogas plants
• Measurement and data recording for the enhancement of the biogas process
• Planning and designing of stirring and mixing technology for digesters
• Proper usage of digestate as organic fertiliser in agriculture
• Introduction into design, planning and process engineering
Lab-session:
• Process control and optimisation
• Digester biology
• Interactive group and field session
The location of the Training course BIOGAS#HANDS ON is at:
SIMT – Stuttgart Institute of Management and Technology GmbH, Filderhauptstraße 142, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany
You will find a detailed itinerary,  accommodation, and Terms & Conditions in the Course PDF 
PDF download. PDF download here.
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