The english programm of the BIOGAS Convention 2019 in Nuremberg can be found here as PDF file. 

The full programme in German can be found here.

The programme for this year's BIOGAS Convention 2020 in Hanover can be found here from July 2020.

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

10.00 am - 01.00 pm

In the bio-based economy era, the conversion of biomass into energy sources (biofuels, biogas) is an essential step in order to reduce the use of fossils. Enzymes play an indispensable role in this context even if they are not being specifically developed for the biogas production so far; therefore, efficient enzymes enabling the biomass conversion should be developed.
The DEMETER project, among its goals, aims to test a new enzyme product in order to improve the Biogas yield; the enzyme has proven to be effective in practice and it can be produced at an industrial scale.
The DEMETER partners will give insights on the industrial and economic feasibility to apply a cost-effective enzyme product in biogas plants as well as on the impact of the developed processes and products on environment and economy.

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

09.00 am - 10.30 am


  Moderation: Frank Hofmann,
German Biogas Association
09:00 Biomethane as a fuel Alexey Mozgovoy,
German Biogas Association
09:30 Bio-LNG: technologies and best practices Yannick Rouaud,
Air Liquide
10:00 Alternative ways of biogas usage Marcus Friedel, DBI - Gastechnologisches Institut gGmbH  

10.30 am - 11.00 am


Coffee break


11.00 am - 12.30 pm


  Moderation: Harm Grobrügge, German Biogas Association  
11:00 Biomethane as a new driver in the transport sector in Italy Lorenzo Maggioni, CIB - Consorzio Italiano Biogas  
11:30 Incentive system for biogas in France and resulting development Marie Verney, Club Biogaz ATEE  
12:00 Biogas in Serbia - New trends and opportunities in a growing market Dragan Zukic, Serbian Biogas Association  

12.30 pm - 01.30 pm


Lunch break


01.30 pm - 03.00 pm


  Moderation: Lucius Mayer-Tasch, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH  
13:30 Corporate Driven Projects in the Philippines - Success Factors and Challenges Ditmar Gorges, METPower Venture Partners Holding Inc.  
14:00 BTS Biogas technology for the anaerobic digestion of maize by-products in Argentina Riccardo Gefter, BTS Biogas Srl/GmbH  
14:30 Biogas in China: how to succeed in one of the biggest economies in the world Lars von Lehmden, EnviTec Biogas AG  

03.00 pm - 04.00 pm


End of the first convention day

04.30 pm - 07.00 pm


General Assembly (for members of the German Biogas Association)


Presentation Heinz-Schulz medal of honor


07.00 pm


BIOGAS Evening


Friday, 13 December 2019

08:00 am – 05:00 pm


Excursion to biogas plants in the area of Nuremberg