20 - 29 April 2020

Get the Best of Both Worlds:
The Convenience of Online Trainings meets the Interaction of Live Events

✓ Attend from wherever you are
✓ 5 full days of biogas online training LIVE
✓ At least one hour of Q&A per participant
✓ 3 additional training days dedicated only to your questions (Q&A sessions)
✓ Benefit from IBBK’s live trainings – without the hassle of traveling & accommodation

Language: ENGLISH

The world is changing…

Our everyday lives have been turned upside down by events no one saw coming.

COVID-19 forces us all to take a step back and reconsider almost everything we’ve done up until this point.

And for many of us, it moves us to the brink of our capabilities – professionally, personally, emotionally, and financially.

But if there’s one thing that we can all agree on – it’s that decentralized work, working from home, attending live events WITHOUT traveling anywhere has (forcibly) advanced at an incredible pace lately.

Now, as a renowned training and seminar conductor, we’ve held live and online biogas trainings and consulting session for 20+ years.

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

But as conditions change, we have to adapt!

And now, it’s time to take our trainings into the “roaring 20s” of the 21st century. And the COVID-19 pandemic has given us that final “kick in the butt” we needed to get going.

We want to provide you the same service and a similar, interactive experience of our live biogas trainings – so you can prepare yourself with invaluable knowledge once things calm down again.

Long story short – we’re taking our flagship training “proBIOGAS International” online this spring!

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.

A large part of the world is in a “lockdown-mode” – and rightfully so.

But this also means RIGHT NOW it’s your perfect time to get ahead while you got the time for it.

So here’s what we came up with:

April 20th – 24th
Live Presentations (Week 1)

April 27th – 29th
Live Q&A Sessions (Week 2)

Participation Fee: 1390* €

*all prices are subject to 19 % VAT.


  • Access to 5+3 days of live online training via Zoom
  • All presentations as a downloadable file
  • Video recording of each session
  • Personalized certificate of participation
  • 1h of personalized consultation during the Q&A session in week 2

Registration closed now – Event already started.

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

Conducted by:

A 5-day online biogas training that features the same presentations our live training does in the first week…

Plus an additional 3 days for Q&A sessions in the second week. During these sessions, each participant gets at least 1h for their specific question.

We know that only follow-up questions and further discussions 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.

Here’s what you can expect during the online biogas training:

April 20th – Practical Plant Engineering:

  • Overview over the biogas industry worldwide, in Europe, and in Germany
  • Overview over the most relevant biogas technologies and their advantages and disadvantages
  • Introduction into plant technology
  • Decision criteria for a biogas plant
  • Measurement and data recording for optimization, stabilization and enhancement of the biogas process

April 21st – Practical Digester Biology

  • Digester biology – an Introduction
  • Biogas plant start-up and shutdown
  • Process control and process optimization
  • Crucial substrate parameters and their impact on plant performance

April 22nd – Practical Plant Operation

  • Safety features of biogas plants and equipment
  • Biogas specific building materials for sustainable plant operation
  • Day to day maintenance
  • Using Predictive Analytics to De-Risk Biogas Projects

April 23rd – Practical Plant Operation

  • Planning and designing of stirring and mixing technology for digesters, mixing pits and storages
  • Organic waste and fermentation technology – processes and biological stability
  • Practical, step-by-step presentation – substrate and digester sampling, FOS-TAC-testing, and more.

April 24th – Practical Plant Operation

  • Proper usage of digestate as organic fertilizer in agriculture
  • Cogeneration to heat and power – gas utilisation
  • Biogas upgrading technology
  • Biomethane as a transport fuel

April 27th – Q&A Session

April 28th – Q&A Session

April 29th – Q&A Session


You can download the detailed program HERE (click).

And here’s how it works:

This training will take place April 20th until 29th (no program on the weekend). And during these 8 days, it will run from 9 AM until 5 PM Central European Standard Time.

Please check, which local time this is for you. For example, if you live in Singapore, simply type “9 AM CEST in Singapore” into Google. This will display the start time in your local time zone.

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 detailed program overview for all 8 days HERE.

By attending this online training, you’ll get:

  • All presentations as a downloadable file
  • A video recording of each day’s sessions (if the time zone isn’t perfect for you, you can still catch up with these recordings)
  • Your personalized certificate of participation
  • At least 1h of personalized Q&A session with IBBK’s biogas experts to be carried out in week 2

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 8 days of live online training: 1390 € + VAT

Registration closed now – Event already started.

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.

To be completely 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, and you can join the conversation with your comments and questions directly after a presentation (shorter question) or take advantage of your 1h of personalized Q&A slot in week 2.

Once each training session is finished, we’ll send you a link with the recording of the day’s training.

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

We’ve assembled a wide variety of different speakers that will present the subjects in the live video call, and they’re all available for Q&A sessions after their presentation.  Here’s a list of the presenters:

  • Michael Köttner, Senior Biogas Expert, IBBK
  • Katrin Kayser, Senior Biogas Expert, IBBK
  • Philipp Röhrer, Gas Analysis Expert and Sales Manager, Awite
  • Birgit Pfeifer, Senior Biogas Plant Biology and Process Control Expert, Schaumann Bioenergy Consult
  • Gunther Pesta, Substrate and Feedstock Testing Expert, CEO, Atres-Group
  • Erwin Köberle, Biogas Plant Operation and Building Material Expert, Biogaskontor Köberle GmbH
  • Robert Didiodato, Anessa Biogas Software
  • Kai Rostalski, Senior Mixing and Stirring Expert, CEO PTM GmbH
  • Bernhard Natterer, Plant Design and Waste Fermentation Expert, Plant Engineer, FiTec GmbH
  • Torsten Haug, Biogas Measurement and Upgrading Expert, Union Instruments GmbH

This online training is based on our flagship live training – but you’ll save a lot of time and money you’d otherwise have to spend on travel and accommodation.

And you can join us from the comfort of your home (or your office) this late April.

Normally, if you attend one of our live trainings, it’ll cost you between 2,000 € and 4,000 € total – flight, travel and accommodation all included. And for those that can afford it and have the time, it’s a sometimes once-in-a-lifetime experience.

But: if you’re one of the many 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 your specific questions are addressed, you’ll personally get at least 1h of personalized Q&A time you can take advantage of during week 2 (April 27th-29th).

Now, I know we offer a general biogas online training already. But this is better suited for beginners and a more general training. And we’ll not cover all intricacies and details that we’re able to cover during this live online training.

Each day, we’ll dive deep into a different subject and focus on it for between 6 and 8 hours.

Plus: you get to ask questions live and have credit for at least 1h of Q&A during week 2 (April 27th-29th)!

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 with an easy, step-by-step instruction.

To make sure that the flow is interesting and interactive at all times, we’ll break up each presentation 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.

Participation fee:

Price for all 8 days of live online training: 1390 € + VAT

Registration closed now – Event already started.

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

  • Insight into the world of biogas 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
  • At least 1h of Q&A time allowing you to pick the biogas expert’s brains during week 2
  • Recordings of each session for you to review, play back and take notes, in case you missed a specific lecture or subject
  • Exclusive insight into the most advanced biogas technologies
  • Your own, personalized and signed participation certificate

And while theoretically, the number of participants that could attend this online training is unlimited, we’ll limit participants. This ensures you get to ask your question and you take full advantage of your 1h of Q&A during week 2.

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

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 April.

Michael Köttner

Participation fee:

Price for all 8 days of live online training: 1390 € + VAT

Registration closed now – Event already started.

IBBK Biogas Live Online Training FAQ

Q: What is the biogas live online training?
A: The biogas online training is an 8-day biogas training taking place inside your home (or office). During week 1 (April 20th-24th), we’ll cover all essential biogas topics. And in the following week (April 27th-29th), we’ll dedicate 3 full days for your questions as part of the scheduled Q&A sessions. Each participant gets at least 1h of personalized time to get your question in.

This training is our flagship event “proBIOGAS International” taken online – only missing the biogas plant visits. See above for the complete program 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 3 full days to your questions in week 2 (April 27th-29th). You can either join all 3 days and be a fly on the wall during the questions of other participants or only join the call during your selected 1h time slot (you’ll get all details via email before the start of the training).

Q: How long does the biogas online training take?
A: This training lasts 8 days total, from April 20th until 29th (Monday till Wednesday, with no program during the weekend). Each day starts at 9 AM and ends at 5 PM Central European Standard Time (CEST). We’ve scheduled time for coffee and lunch breaks. You can download the schedule using the above link.

Q: How much does my participation cost?
A: Participation costs 1390 € + VAT, everything included.

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 April 20th – 29th. Each training day starts 9 AM CEST and ends at 5 PM CEST with breaks in between. Please check which time that is in your local beforehand so you don’t miss it.

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 are 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).

Registration closed now – Event already started.

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