2 - 4 March 2020

3-day seminar BIOGAS#TRAINING, Cape Town, South Africa

Event Language: ENGLISH

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, IBBK.

The BIOGAS#TRAINING seminar is ideal for:

  • Farmers
  • Engineers
  • Scientists and biogas researchers
  • Project developers
  • Consultants
  • Investors
  • The financing sector
  • Etc.

Training Topics

During the 12 different lectures and a full day of visiting a biogas plant, you will get profound knowledge on the following subjects:

  • Biogas plant planning: engineering aspects and component selection
  • Digester biology and biological process control
  • Substrates to be fed into a biogas plant from an African perspective
  • Daily plant operation: measuring methods and staff safety
  • How to produce your very own fertiliser from your biogas plant

Participation fee: 9600 ZAR (~590 €)

Payment can be done via PayPal or Credit Card and needs to be completed BEFORE the start of the event.

Simply click the green button below to sign up for the training.

Participation fee

~9,600 ZAR

(590 €)

To guarantee a seat in this training, we will have to receive your payment before the start of the training.

Your payment options:

  • PayPal
  • Credit Card


UCT – University of Cape Town

The exact location / building at UCT will be updated shortly.

Discount for students and more than 2 participants from one company or organization available upon request.

Just send an inquiry to contact@ibbk-biogas.com – we’ll get beack to you asap.

Training already took place – thank you for your interest.

Teaching Method: Interactive classroom teaching with all experts available for comments, questions and answers. This includes active involvement of all participants and practical exercises.

You will have a world class, high value training experience through:

  • limited number of seats – a small group always guarantees lots of interaction
  • frequent breaks for discussion
  • practice-oriented lectures and exercises
  • plant visits that bridge the gap between theory and practice
  • all experts sticking around after their presentation for Q&A sessions and your specific questions

Programme Topics

(Programme may be subject to change)

March 2nd: training day one:
  • Status quo of the biogas sector development in South Africa.
  • General introduction into biogas technology & digester biology
  • Different technologies and components of biogas plants
  • Introduction of the main components of a biogas plant
  • Experiences with biogas plant equipment in South Africa
March 3rd: training day two:
  • Overview over different substrates which can be used into a biogas plant and its advantages and disadvantages
  • 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
March 4th: training day three:
  • Excursion to exemplary biogas plants in the region

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

The Course-Package will include:
  • 3 days of biogas training
  • CPD-Certificate of the University of Cape Town
  • Slides of the lectures as download
  • Lunch and beverages
  • Entrance to biogas plants
Will not include:
  • Travel to seminar venue
  • Accommodation
  • Additional meals and beverages 

Participation fee: 9,600 ZAR (~590 €)

The location of the BIOGAS#TRAINING is:
UCT – University of Cape Town
The exact location / building at UCT will be updated shortly.

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