The programme of the BIOGAS Convention 2019 in Nuremberg will be available from July / August 2019 at this point.

The programme of the last BIOGAS Convention 2018 in Hanover can be found here as a PDF file.

The full programme in German and English can be found here.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

09.00 am - 06.00 pm



Wednesday, 14 November 2018

09.00 am - 10.30 am


  Moderation: Sebastian Stolpp, German Biogas Association  
09:00 Gorge biogas plant in Kenya - Reasons for its success and how others could follow Walter Danner, Snow Leopard Projects GmbH  
09:30 Biogas as impact business - biogas backpack and other mobile biogas solutions Katrin Pütz, (B)energy GmbH  
10:00 Organic matter treatment in the Area Metropolitana of Barcelona Joan Carles Fernández i Vallès, AMB Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona  

10.30 am - 11.00 am




11.00 am - 12.30 pm


  Moderation: Markus Fürst, German Biogas Association  
11:00 – 12:30 Panel discussion Prof. Dr. Ruth Freitag, University of Bayreuth, Germany  
    Andreas Kaiser, Consultant GIZ-Special projects - Cooperation with the economy  
    Christoph Spurk, Oekobit GmbH  
    Stephan Hoffmann, PlanET Biogas GmbH  
    Romas Radtke, Akut Umweltschutz Ingenieure Burkard und Partner  

12.30 pm - 01.30 pm


Lunch hour


01.30 pm - 03.00 pm


  Moderation: Harm Grobrügge, German Biogas Association  
01:30 Political developments in the EU Susanne Pflüger, European Biogas Association  
02:00 The future EU Agricultural Policy and its link to environmental and climate objectives Christian Gaebel, M.Sc., Deutscher Bauernverband e.V. (The German Farmers’ Association)  
02:30 The French way Marie Verney, Club Biogaz ATEE  

03.00 pm - 04.00 pm




04.00 pm - 06.30 pm


General Assembly (for members of the German Biogas Association)


Presentation Heinz-Schulz medal of honor


07.00 pm


EnergyDecentral & BIOGAS Evening
Munich hall on the fair grounds


Thursday, 15 November 2018

09.00 am – 12.00 pm


  Moderation: Alexey Mozgovoy, German Biogas Association  
09:00 European Renewable Gas Registry to facilitate the cross-border transfer of sustainable biomethane certificate transfer Stefanie Königsberger, European Renewable Gas Registry  
09:25 Turning biogas from a farm into bio-LNG Benjamin Berg, Cryo Pur  
09:50 Bio-LNG - an alternative to EEG? Sven Fischer, Wärtsilä Puregas Solutions  
10:15 Coffee break    
10:45 Biomethane in Italy: factors of success Dr. Lorenzo Maggioni, CIB - Consorzio Italiano Biogas  
11:10 Methane slip and LCC in biogas upgrading with inorganic salts solutions Walter Giacopini, GM Green Methane  
11:35 CO2 Utilization in the biomethane production process Justin Meerdink, OrangeGas Germany GmbH  
12:00 End of workshop / lunch break    

12.00 pm - 01.00 pm


Lunch break


01.00 pm - 04.00 pm


  Moderation: Markus Fürst, German Biogas Association  
01:00 Possibilities of digestate upgrading regarding nutrient management Florian Strippel, German Biogas Association  
01:20 Which technologies are available for the application of digestate? Christoph Alkofer, Fliegl Energy GmbH  
01:40 Separation of digestate in liquid and solid fraction Jan Sloot, Erich Stallkamp ESTA GmbH  
02:00 Coffee break    
02:30 Producing fertilizer from manure - transformation of nutrients to fertilizer Andreas Ferch, Dorset Agrar- und Umwelttechnik GmbH  
02:50 Separating water from the digestate with vacuum evaporation Oliver Arnold, Arnold & Partner AG  
03:10 Recovery of nitrogen from manure and digestate with innovative ByoFlex ammonium stripping technology Jan van den Broek, Byosis Group BV  
03:30 Marketing fertilizers from biogas digestate outside the agricultural sector – business opportunities for biogas plants Prof. Carsten Herbes, Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Umwelt Nürtingen-Geislingen (HfWU)  
04:00 End    

Friday, 16 November 2018

08:00 am – 05:00 pm


Excursion to biogas plants in the area of Hanover