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3 day AGRO-Industrial Biogas Training Seminar

December 11 - December 13

The  3 day training seminar focuses on the biogas market in Africa with attention to the local characteristics of substrate selection, plant engineering and biogas utilization. You will get practical knowledge about biogas plant operation, maintenance and the presented case studies will highlight the best methods of biogas production from biomass waste.
Together with local partners and experts, the course will be facilitated by experienced instructors from the internationally renowned German training institute, the IBBK.

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Programme Topics 
(Programme may be subject to change)
Seminar day one:
• Status quo of the biogas sector development in South Africa.
• Outlook and potntial of the biogas sector in South Africa
• Introduction into biogas technology & digester biology
• The different technologies of biogas plants
• Main components of a biogas plant
• Experiences with biogas plant equipment in South Africa
Seminar day two:
• Pro and con of different substrates in a biogas plant 
• Basic calculation models of a biogas plant process with different substrates
• Basic engineering parameters for operation with different substrates
• Start up phase and practical measures for monitoring the digestion process
• Safety aspects and standards 
• Proper usage of digestate as organic fertilizer
Seminar day three:
• Study Tour to two different exemplary biogas plants in Western Cape
The Course-Package will include:
• 3 days seminar
• Seminar-CD with slides of the lectures
• Lunch and beverages
• Beverages during the courses
• Coach travel to biogas sites
• Certificate from UCT (CPD certified)


December 11
December 13
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IBBK Fachgruppe Biogas GmbH


UCT Cape Town
Western Cape South Africa + Google Map