Irish BIOGAS #HANDS ON Training

International Training on:

  • Practical Plant Planning
  • Digester Biology
  • Upgrading of Biogas, Biomethane Injection
  • Digestate Upgrading & Marketing
This 4 day in-depth course will provide you with practical hands on knowledge as well as crucial background information on the production and treatment of biogas and biomethane.

Participation Fee*

*For all registrations without a valid EU VAT ID and for all participants attending from outside the EU, a VAT of 19% is applied.

Event details

June 25 – 28, 2024
in-depth live training with plant visits
Language: English
Gurteen Agricultural College
Ballingarry, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, E53 TP93, Ireland

Early Bird 15 % off full price**:

Save 240 €

**Early Bird will be available until 31th May (payment received).

This biogas training is ideal for:
  • Biogas plant operators or staff
  • Farmers planning to operate an AD-facility
  • AD developers
  • Central & locar goverment officials engaged with AD
  • Banks & investment houses, private investors
  • Academic institutions

Participation Fee

Regular rate
1600 €*

*VAT of 19 % will be applied for registrations without a valid EU VAT ID and for all participants attending from outside the EU.

It’s by no means exclusive to the UK or Ireland only.

Are you a farmer contemplating the potential of investing in an Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility to bolster your revenue stream?

Perhaps you’re a researcher deeply familiar with AD but have yet to explore its practical applications.

Or maybe you work within a governmental institution specializing in regulatory frameworks for renewable energies, but harbor a curiosity to delve deeper into AD and Biomethane production.

These are precisely the dilemmas our event aims to address and resolve.

Our four-day biogas and AD training program is meticulously crafted to cater to your specific needs and inquiries, regardless of whether you’re a novice, intermediate, or seasoned professional in the AD and Green Gas arena.

Drawing from two decades of hands-on experience and fifteen years of conducting comprehensive training sessions, our focus remains steadfast on imparting practical knowledge that you, as a participant, can readily implement—sometimes as soon as the very next day following the training.

We hone in on the fundamental elements that have consistently proven most compelling and beneficial for our participants.

Tailored specifically for farmers, investors, and plant operators alike, this program unveils proven strategies and insider insights that can be immediately applied to propel your projects or operations forward.

What past participants told us:

“Thank You”

Thank you – Training and information was brilliant.

With Regards, Ricardo

– Ricardo, UK

“Best Online Training I’ve done”

Thanks a lot! You guys are amazing. The organizing, the execution was all perfect.

Without a doubt the best online training I’ve done.

– Owino, Kenya

Programme designed to fit your needs!

June 25th: Introduction, Practical Plant Planning

  • Overview over the biogas industry and economic & basic calculation data
  • Introduction into design, planning and process engineering
  • Crucial substrate parameters and their impact on plant performance
  • Introduction to digester biology and biogas plant start-up

June 26th: Digester Biology, Process Optimization

  • Biological process control and process optimisation
  • Meet the challenge: how to digest fibrous and N-rich feedstocks
  • Treatment and digestion of straw and solid biomass
  • Lessons learned from building and operating biowaste AD plants for decades

June 27th: Biogas Upgrading, Biomethane Injection

  • Desulphurisation
  • Gas upgrading and different pathways of biogas utilisation
  • Long-term experiences and lessons learned from operating biogas upgrading plants
  • Biomethane as a transport fuel

June 28th: Digestate Upgrading and Marketing

  • Process requirements for mono-digestion of chicken manure
  • Overview over new digestate treatment, spreading and marketing technologies & methods
  • Virtual biogas plant visit
  • Q & A session
This programme is tailored towards farmers, investors and plant operators.
You’ll discover proven strategies and behind-the-scenes information that you can apply immediately to advance your projects or operation.

To ensure the quality and depth of the training, we only have a limited number of virtual seats available.

This guarantees a close, personal experience with the lecturers, enabling you to take away real hands-on skills.

Participation Fee*:

Regular: 1600 €*
Early Bird: 1360 €**
IrBEA Members: 1280 €***

*For all registrations without a valid EU VAT ID and for all participants attending from outside the EU, a VAT of 19% is applied.

**EARLY BIRD: Payment RECEIVED until May 25th

***IrBEA Members: Please send us proof of membership to


A diverse mix of 10+ local UK & Ireland speakers as well as international presenters will show you a wide perspective on green gas and biogas production.

They will also answer your specific questions on biogas plant equipment, process control, and can nudge you in the right direction if you’re looking to invest in AD.

Benefit from IBBK’s 20 years of experience working in AD & Green Gas Production. 

Get unique insights into plant planning, new substrates, biological challenges and procedures for the successful future of your biogas plant operation.

The schedule includes time for networking and Q&A with the instructors.

All instructors are long time experts and their practical background provides in-depth knowledge.

Now – we know that 490 € or 890 € is a decent investment into a training…


  • How much would it be worth to you to finally get clear instructions on how to run your plant properly?
  • How much would you be willing to pay, knowing you have made the right decision regarding your multi-million investment?
  • Wouldn’t it be worth to finally get clear answers from decade-long experts?
  • Wouldn’t you want to know where the biogas industry is headed in Ireland and the UK so you can plan accordingly?
In this course, we will explore together what makes sense (and what doesn’t).
We regularly charge a daily consultation fee of up to 1500 €.
However… during this event, you get to pick our expert’s brains for much less.
You only investment is 890 €* (or 490 €, if you qualify).

*VAT of 19 % will be applied for registrations without a valid EU VAT ID and for all participants attending from outside the EU.

See what others said about IBBK’s biogas trainings:

„Very enjoyable course and a good team of lecturers. I also met some good people with whom I hope to stay in touch with.
Enniskillen, UK, June 2016

„Brilliant course – second time in attendance but very worthwhile.“
Dundee, UK, January 2014

„This course covered more than I expected, it was worth every penny.“
St. Ives, UK, January 2017

„It was a great course, I am extremely glad I came as I have learnt that I can put back into my work. I expect our plants to run more efficiently and I‘m now able to fix problems before they happen.“
St. Ives, UK, January 2017

„All the discussions and comments from the participants made the seminar more interesting and provided more details and a practical approach. The size of the group was perfect. I learned a lot.“
Stuttgart, April 2014

“I’m operating a biogas plant since 20 years, I should have done this a long time ago, we could have done things a lot better.”
Mark D.; Stuttgart, September 2017

“I would definitely recommend this course to my colleagues.”
Jose Carlos N.; Stuttgart, September 2017

“A very good course, well delivered.”
John W.; Dundee, UK, June 2017)


What to expect from this online training?

Michael Köttner, IBBK’s CEO running an online biogas training in 2021 from IBBK’s office

Discover latest developments and future prospects of Green Gas, AD & Biogas in the UK, Ireland and worldwide for this decade.
Discover how to treat biological issues with ease and digest complicated substrates with proven process control techniques.
Receive a thorough introduction in the different technology of biogas plants, which equipment to use – and which to avoid.
And if you as an AD plant operator struggle with how to be profitable and market your products beyond subsidies or governmental incentives… 
Let us show you proven strategies on how German plant operators are tackling this challenge.
And because feed-in tariffs can only take you so far… 
We will dedicate a whole section on much more interesting and future oriented subjects:
  1. Biogas upgrading to biomethane and green gas, and…

  2. Digestate marketing.
See for yourself how much potential these markets hold, build business ideas around it and get a clear perspective for your future as a plant operator, scientist or renewable energy expert.
We’ll cover all of this, and more, in this online training  that you can attend from the comfort of your home, your office, even your biogas plant.

Programme Topics

June 25th:

Introduction, Practical Plant Planning
  • Overview of the Biogas technology and its future development
  • Biogas and biomethane prospects in Ireland
  • Choosing the right substrate and combining it for the optimal digestion input
  • Introduction into design, planning and process engineering
  • Calculation exercises for feasibility and process control

June 26th:

Biogas Upgrading, Biomethane Injection
  • How to digest fibrous and N-rich feedstocks
  • How to optimize plant performance – using feedstocks from Ireland
  • Biological process control and process optimisation
  • 7 Steps to superior Silage
  • Tour of the College Farm

June 27th:

Digester Biology, Process Optimization
  • The potential of biomethane as a renewable fuel for heat, electricity and transport
  • Biogas upgrading and different pathways of biogas utilisation
  • Green Generation – Gas to Grid
  • Biomethane in transportation

June 28th:

Digestate Upgrading and Marketing
  • Digestate standard and managing digestate to land for agricultural benefit
  • Overview of new digestate spreading and treatment technologies
  • Biomethane plant visit

(Preliminary programme, subject to change)

Event Details:

Biogas Online Training
Conducted online on Zoom.
  • 4 days of biogas online training
  • Session recordings (as released by the speakers)
  • Slides of the training lectures via download
  • Certificate of participation
Ready to make the investment in yourself, your plant and your knowledge?
Benefit from the collective decades of AD, biogas and biomethane knowledge of multiple experts from the UK, Ireland and Germany and enrol into this online event today.

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IBBK Biogas Online Training FAQ

Q: What is the biogas live online training?
A: The biogas online training is a 4-day biogas training taking place inside your home (or office).

From June 22nd to July 1st, we’ll conduct 2 modules per week – one on Tuesday, one on Thursday, covering essential biogas topics. 

Q: Where can I find the schedule of this biogas online training?
A: You can find a programme preview for the course content as well as a green button to download the schedule above.

Q: How long does the biogas online training take?
A: This training starts June 22nd and ends July 1st (with a full day’s session each Tuesday and Thursday).

In these days, the morning session will last 10 am to 1 pm,  the afternoon session from 3 pm to 6 pm CET (Central European Time, same as Berlin). We’ve scheduled time for coffee and lunch breaks.

Q: How much does my participation cost?
A: Participation costs 890 € + VAT (regular rate) or 490 € +VAT (reduced rate for students and low-income countries – check details above) for all 4 training days.

Q: What if I register for this online training or a module and can’t make it?
A: All registrations and payments are binding and final. However, we gladly accept a substitute participant for you. Just get in touch with us beforehand and we’ll sort everything out.

Q: Do I need special technical equipment for attending this biogas online training?
A: No, you don’t need special technical equipment to join. Just make sure you have a stable internet connection and have access to a laptop, smartphone or a landline to connect / dial in. You’ll receive specific instructions from us when you’ve signed up.

Q: Is this online training taking place live or is it recorded in advance?
A: This online training takes place live. This means you can interact with all attendants and lecturers for a deep understanding of the covered subjects.

Q: What’s the schedule of this online training?
A: This online training starts June 22nd and ends July 1st, 2021. It features full biogas training days each  Tuesday and Thursday (no programme on other days of the week).

Q: I live in a different timezone than you – how can I get most out of this?
A: We understand that the start and end time can be late in your evening or early in your morning. This is a fact we can’t change.

To make sure you don’t miss a valuable second of this training, you’ll get full access to the session’s recordings (as allowed by the speakers).

This way, you can still soak up all the shared knowledge even if you join late or leave early.

Q: Will I get a certificate for attending?
A: Yes, you will get a signed certificate after attending the biogas online training. This includes your name, an overview of the covered content of this training as well as the date and duration.

Q: Will I get the presentations of this training?
A: Yes, you will get all presentations from this event via a shared folder online – as released by the speaker.

Q: Will I get a recording of this online training?
A: Yes, you will get a video recording of each session after the event (as released by the speaker).

More questions?

We’re happy to help.

Just shoot us an email to or give us a ring under +49 7954 926203 (tap this number on your smartphone to call us directly).

The location of the Training course BIOGAS#HANDS ON is at:

Skills Centre – CREST Building
Killyhevlin Industrial Estate, Black Stick Road
Enniskillen BT74 4
Northern Ireland, UK

You can download the programme preview for this training here (subject to change).

Ready to enrol? It's just 890 €* (or 490 €, if you qualify**)

*VAT of 19 % will be applied for registrations without a valid EU VAT ID and for all participants attending from outside the EU.

**Discount available for students & participants from low-income regions.

As a student, please send us your valid proof of matriculation to to claim your discount. You will then receive your personal discount code.

For developing countries, please check THIS LIST (click) to see if you qualify.

If yes, please send us a proof of your residence to

You will then receive your personal discount code.

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