22 - 26 June 2020

North America’s 1st Biogas Training:
The Convenience of Online Trainings meets the Interaction of Live Events

✓ Attend from wherever you are
✓ Designed for the North American Biogas Industry
✓ 5 half days of biogas online training LIVE
✓ One day dedicated to a Q&A-session
with you
✓ Build and extend your biogas knowledge – without leaving your home or office

Language: ENGLISH

Could North America be the next big biogas market?

Global growth for the biogas market is predicted to chug along at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 5 %…

And while Europe’s biogas market is firmly established, new and bigger players are possibly getting ready to enter the scene.

Covid-19 has taken the attention away from the global climate crisis…

But a sustainable, renewable energy sector is only possible with a healthy mix of solar, wind, water…

And biomass.

And with biomass, I’m referring to the anaerobic digestion of organic compounds to produce biogas.

The way I see it, and from talking to many experts in the field, North America might be

The “next big thing” in the biogas market.

So if you’re interested in investing into biogas – yet, you lack the specific, profound knowledge to evaluate the sector…

Or you’re already operating a biogas plant in the US, in Canada or in Mexico and you’re looking for ways to improve your day to day operation…

Take a look at THIS!

By the way, my name is Michael Köttner.

I’ve conducted live and online biogas trainings and consulting session for 20+ years.

And as one of Germany’s biogas pioneers, I’ve seen (almost) everything when it comes to biogas.

(This is me, teaching a small group of 18 biogas professionals during one of our live trainings.)

The way I see it, North America has tremendous potential for biogas.

To curb carbon emissions and ensure a stable and secure energy supply, various governing bodies across the world are investing heavily in the production of renewable energy sources.

And according to the American Biogas Council

The potential for growth of the U.S. biogas industry is huge.

As of April 2018, they have identified 14,958 new sites that are ripe for development today.

And based on recent industry assessment conducted with the USDA, EPA and DOE as part of the Federal Biogas Opportunities Roadmap, these new biogas systems could produce 103 trillion kilowatts an hour per year and reduce emissions equivalent to removing up to 117 million passenger vehicles from the road.

These are impressive numbers.

And for the longest time, we were looking for ways to help North America, especially the USA, realize their full potential.

Yes, live, in-person trainings work really well for that.

But having to cross the pond, investing thousands of dollars, precious time, and suffering through a couple of days of a rough jet-lag are a giant barrier.

June 22 – 25
Live Presentations

June 26
Live Q&A Session

Participation Fee
(everything included):

$597* USD

*all prices are subject to 19 % VAT.


  • Access to 5 days of live online training via Zoom
  • All presentations as a downloadable pdf-file
  • Video recording of each session
  • Personalized certificate of participation
  • Possibility to ask specific questions during day 5 (Q&A day)

Payment is possible via Credit Card.

If you need to use a different method of payment, please get in touch with us at contact@ibbk-biogas.com

Biogas Online Training Language:

This biogas online training will be conducted in ENGLISH language

Zoom (video conference platform)


Just send an inquiry to contact@ibbk-biogas.com and we’ll get back to you within one business day.

Or just give us a call directly between 9 am and 5 pm on business days to +49(0)7954 / 926203

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Plus: you can’t know if the information you’re getting is even applicable for you, coming from outside of Europe.

Do these Europeans even know how things are over here?” might run through your mind.

And this idea is exactly what inspired us to dig deeper and look for solutions.

And by partnering up with a couple of “heavy-hitting” individuals and organisations of the American Biogas Industry…

We think we’ve found the perfect solution:

That means we’ve found a way to take the experience and knowledge of the advanced biogas industry in Europe… and put it into the North American context.

That means we’re combining the flexibility and convenience of online training with the interactive character of our live trainings in a practical and affordable way.

So Here’s the Deal:

A 5-day online biogas training, lasting between 3-4 hours each day…

That means you won’t have to invest a full week into it, but only your morning / midday (depending on your time zone) and can still get to your other projects.

We know that only follow-up questions and further discussions can establish a deep understanding of a specific subject – which is why it was very important to us to include that aspect into this online event.

You can expect ample time for questions and discussions in between presentations and at the end of each day.

Here’s a quick preview of which topics you can expect during North America’s 1st Online Biogas Training:

June 22nd – Practical Plant Engineering:

  • Overview over the  biogas industry – worldwide and in North America
  • Introduction into plant technology
  • Substrate Selection, Pretreatment and Pre-Storage

June 23rd – Practical Digester Biology

  • Process control and process optimization
  • Measurement and data recording for optimization, stabilization and enhancement of the biogas process

June 24th – Practical Plant Operation

  • Safety features of biogas plants and equipment
  • Day to day maintenance

June 25th – What’s Working Now in North America

  • Presentation of successful case studies
  • Reference biogas projects in the US and Canada

June 26th – Q&A Session

And here’s how it works:

This training will take place June 22nd to 26th. And during these 5 days, it will run from 8 AM until about 11:30 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Why “about 11:30 AM PST“?

Well, it’s always hard to predict how long an event will actually take. Some groups have lots of questions (which is great), some prefer sitting back and take everything in, without having many specific questions.

If you live in a different time zone to PST, please check which local time this is for you.

For example, if you live in Atlanta, simply type “9 AM PST in Atlanta” into Google.

This will display the start time in your local time zone.

Just so you can be confident that you’ll understand everything, the training language is English, start to finish.

And to participate, all you need is a stable internet connection and a device to connect, such as your mobile phone, your computer, or your telephone.

You can download the preliminary program for all 5 days HERE.

Here’s What You Get:

  • All presentations as a download (pdf-file)
  • A video recording of each day’s sessions. That means if the time zone isn’t perfect for you, you can still catch up with these recordings.
  • Your personalized certificate of participation
  • Q&A session with IBBK’s biogas experts

To book your slot in this online training, simply click the button below. This will take you to the checkout page which looks like this:

Once you’re there, simply fill out the registration form, select your method of payment and proceed to checkout.

Participation fee:

Price for all 5 days of live online training: $597 USD + VAT

Registration closed now – Event already started.

(Payment is possible via Credit Card.
If you need a different method of payment, please get in touch with us at contact@ibbk-biogas.com )

Once you’ve enrolled for the biogas online training, you’ll receive your confirmation via email.

You’ll also receive an email between 1 and 2 weeks before the start of the online training. This email will include instructions for how you can join the online training on your selected day(s).

We will host this call on Zoom, a video conferencing platform. You can join via smartphone, your PC or call in via telephone.

Click HERE to find out more about Zoom (this is a link to their homepage).

To attend this online training you don’t need a Zoom account. Just follow the instructions that you’ll receive via email after you’ve registered and you’ll be good to go.

Live Training On Zoom

To be clear with you: this is a live, interactive video training.

You could call it a webinar, but this training is much more interactive.

Your voice matters – which is why you can join the conversation with your comments and questions directly after a presentation (shorter question) or during the Q&A day on day 5 (longer questions).

Once each training session is finished, we’ll send you a link with the recording of the complete training. This way, you can watch it back however often you want.

You’ll also get access to all presentations that were held during this online training as a downloadable file (pdf).

Just recently, we held a similar, but more intensive training for 14 biogas professionals (and would-be professionals) that lasted 5 full days.

Here’s what they told us:

“Thank You”

Thank you – Training and information was brilliant.

With Regards, Ricardo

– Ricardo, UK

“Best Online Training I’ve been to”

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

Without a doubt the best online training I’ve done. All the best and hope to meet you in March next year.

– Owino, Kenya

For this biogas training, we’ll bring a wide variety of different speakers that present the different subjects during the training.

Plus: they’re all available for a Q&A session after their presentation.

Here’s a list of the presenters:

  • Michael Köttner, Senior Biogas Expert, IBBK
  • Katrin Kayser, Senior Biogas Expert, IBBK
  • Jennifer Green, Canadian Biogas Association
  • Philipp Röhrer, Gas Analysis Expert and Sales Manager, Awite
  • Birgit Pfeifer, Senior Biogas Plant Biology and Process Control Expert, Schaumann Bioenergy Consult
  • Dr. Melanie Hecht, Senior Biogas Plant Biology and Process Control Expert, Schaumann Bioenergy Consult
  • Erwin Köberle, Biogas Plant Operation and Building Material Expert, Biogaskontor Köberle GmbH
  • Robert Didiodato, Anessa Biogas Software
  • Jenna Miller, Anessa Biogas Software
  • Bernhard Natterer, Plant Design and Waste Fermentation Expert, Plant Engineer, FiTec GmbH
  • Christoph Eusterbrock, Bioenergy Concept GmbH
  • Claus Bogenrieder, Züblin Umwelttechnik GmbH

Normally, if you attend one of our live trainings, it’ll cost you between $2,000 and $4,000 total – including flight, travel and accommodation.

And for those that invest that money and time, it’s a sometimes once-in-a-lifetime experience.

But: if you’re one of the those that have trouble finding the time and funds to invest in it…

This online training is much more time-efficient and affordable for you.

And to make sure all your specific questions are addressed, you’ll have the opportunity to do that during the Q&A day on June 19th.

Now, I know we offer a general biogas online training already which is pre-recorded and available on demand.

But this is better suited for beginners and a more general training. And I don’t cover all intricacies and details that me and my colleagues cover during this live online training.

Each day, we’ll dive deep into a different subject and focus on it for between 3 and 4 hours.

Plus: you get to ask questions live, either during the breaks or the Q&A-day on day 5 (June 26th)!

To attend the online training, you don’t need a webcam (or show your face) if you don’t want to.

All you need is a stable internet connection and either a smartphone, a PC or a phone to dial in.

And once you sign up, you’ll get all relevant technical details sent to you via email, showing you how to connect in easy to understand, step-by-step instruction.

To make sure that the flow is interesting and interactive at all times, we’ll break up the sessions into smaller segments with multiple breaks in between – so you can grab a drink and stretch your legs 🙂

This online training is inspired by our flagship, 7-day program that we conduct bi-annually, together with our partner, the University of Hohenheim.

And you can now attend it from the comfort of your own home (or office)…

Without the expenses and the hassle that’s involved in traveling to a foreign place.

To reserve your seat in this exclusive, first-of-its-kind biogas training, click the orange button below.

Participation fee:

Price for all 5 days of live online training: $597 USD + VAT

Registration closed now – Event already started.

(Payment is possible via Credit Card.
If you need a different method of payment, please get in touch with us at contact@ibbk-biogas.com )

By enrolling in this exclusive online training, you will get:

  • Insights into the  biogas world from the perspective of the country with the longest biogas history – Germany
  • Access to all presentations through a shared folder
  • Access to hundreds of pages of additional biogas literature through the shared folder
  • Ample Q&A time allowing you to pick the biogas expert’s brains
  • Recordings of each session for you to review, play back and take notes, in case you missed a specific lecture or subject
  • Exclusive insights into the most advanced biogas technologies
  • Personalized and signed participation certificate

Theoretically, the number of participants that could attend this online training is unlimited.

But: to make sure you get to ask your question and can take full advantage of the Q&A days, we’ll limit the participant numbers.

To reserve your seat in this online training, simply click the button below and complete the steps.

And if you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us directly either via email under contact@ibbk-biogas.com or give us a call between 9 AM and 5 PM CEST under +49 (0) 7954 926 203

Hope to see you in the online training this June.

Michael Köttner

Participation fee:

Price for all 5 days of live online training: $597 USD + VAT

Registration closed now – Event already started.

(Payment is possible via Credit Card.
If you need a different method of payment, please get in touch with us at contact@ibbk-biogas.com )

IBBK Biogas Live Online Training FAQ

Q: What is the 1st North American Biogas Online Training?
A: This biogas online training is a 5-day biogas training taking place inside your home (or office). We’ll cover all essential biogas topics and dedicate 1 full day for your questions as part of the scheduled Q&A session.

See above for the program preview or download it HERE.

Q: Where can I find the program schedule of this biogas online training?
A: You can download the program preview as a pdf-file HERE (subject to change)

Q: Explain me again how the Q&A session works?
: One of the most important aspects of a biogas training event are the option to ask questions to get a deep understanding of the subject.

To make sure we get to answer ALL of your questions without conflicting the training’s schedule, we’ll dedicate 1 full day to your questions on June 19th. You can either join all the entire time and be a “fly on the wall” during the questions of other participants or… only join the call to get your question answered, and then leave again.

Q: How long does the biogas online training take?
A: This training lasts 5 days, from June 22nd until 26th (Monday to Friday).

Each day starts at 8 AM and ends at around 11:30 AM Pacific Standard Time (PST). We’ve scheduled time for small coffee breaks in between. You can download the complete schedule using the above link.

Q: How much does my participation cost?
A: Participation costs $597 + VAT.

Q: What if I register for the online training 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 all the technical details 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 other attendants as well as the lecturers for a much deeper understanding of the covered subjects.

Q: What’s the schedule of this online training?
A: This online training takes place June 22nd – 26th. Each training day starts 8 AM PST and ends at around 11:30 AM PST with breaks in between.

Please check which time that is in your local beforehand so you don’t miss anything.

Q: I live in a different timezone than PST – 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 unfortunately can’t change.

But to make sure you don’t miss a single valuable second of this training, you’ll get full access to a video recording of this training for each day. So should you have to join late or leave early, you can still access all the content.

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

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

Q: Will I get a recording of this online training?
A: Yes, you will get a video recording of this online training. You will receive an email with a link to the video recording you attended.

Q: I have more questions about this online training – how can I contact you?
A: For further inquiries, please write a quick message to contact@ibbk-biogas.com or simply call us during office hours, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm CEST under +49(0)7954 / 926203 (tap this number to call on your smartphone).

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