March 23rd - April 13th, 2021

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

✓ Attend from wherever you are
✓ Two weekly biogas trainings for 4 weeks
✓ 12 unique modules – separately bookable
Benefit from IBBK’s live trainings without leaving your home (or office)

Language: ENGLISH

IBBK’s flagship training “proBIOGAS International” is now modular!

Due to popular demand, our flagship online biogas training is now modular.

Especially since a large part of the world is in a “lockdown-mode” and it’s very hard to travel internationally right now, it’s more challenging to bring people together for a common goal.

Pictured: Michael Köttner, IBBK’s CEO running one of our online biogas trainings last year from IBBK’s secondary office

Instead of meeting in a class room this Spring, we’ll conduct everything online!


What’s more:

For the first time, we’re splliting this event into 12 unique modules.

And you can book every module individually, according to your needs and interests.

That means you either “pick and choose” from the available modules, as if you’re on a “all you can eat” buffet…

Or you book the entire training for a big discount, saving 60%+ compared to the individual modules.

This event features two days of biogas training per week, Tuesday and Thursday.

That means you don’t have to dedicate an entire week to it, but can stay on top of your other responsibilities. 

You’ll get the in-depth experience of our live biogas trainings combined with the ease of attending an event from the comfort of your home.

The first day of the event will be Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021, and the final module will take place Thursday, April 15th.

March 23rd – April 13th 

Participation Fee:

One Module: 190€*
All 12 Modules: 1,390€*

*all rates subject to 19 % VAT.

Special Rate for Students & Low-Income Countries  Booking all 12 Modules**:

890€* 

**If you are a student, please send us your valid proof of matriculation to sal@ibbk-biogas.com to claim your discount. You will then receive your personal discount code via email.

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

If yes, please send us a proof of your residence via email to sal@ibbk-biogas.com

You will then receive your personal discount code via email.

*all rates subject to 19 % VAT.

INCLUDED:

  • Access to your selected module (between 1 and 12 modules)
  • All presentations of your module(s) as downloadable file(s)
  • Video recording of your module(s)
  • Personalized certificate of participation
  • 30 minutes of personal Q&A on April 13th

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Biogas Online Training Language:

This biogas online training will be conducted in ENGLISH language

Location:
Zoom (video conference platform)

GOT A QUESTION?

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:

Program Overview

 

Tuesday, March 23rd


Module 1 (10 am – 1 pm)*
:

  • History and takeaways from 30+ years in the biogas industry
  • Biogas Industry predictions for the next decade
  • Overview over current support schemes in Europe and worldwide
  • The most important parameters and definitions of the biogas industry
  • Innovative strategies beyond the fixed feed-in tariff

Module 2 (3 pm – 6 pm)*:

  • Decision Criteria for biogas plants
  • Feasibility Calculations and Studies
  • How to useAI-supported Predictive Analytics to De-Risk Biogas Projects

Thursday, March 25th


Module 3 (10 am – 1 pm)*
:

  • Finding the right Digester Type for your Situation
  • Technical Design of Biogas Plants
  • Crucial Engineering Parameters
  • Selecting the right Equipment
  • Planning and design of stirring & mixing technology for digesters, mixing pits and storages

Module 4 (3 pm – 6 pm)*:

  • Substrate selection according to your local situation
  • Crucial parameters of different substrates and their advantages and disadvantages
  • Substrate Pre-Treatment for perfect Digestability
  • How to store your susbtrate easily and safely with minimal energy loss
  • Tackling the practical challenges of organic waste digestion

Tuesday, March 30th


Module 5 (10 am – 1 pm)*
:

  • Introduction to Digester Biology in AD
  • Practical digester biology
  • How to start-up a biogas plant without hiccups or headaches

Module 6 (3 pm – 6 pm)*:

  • Biogas specific building materials for sustainable plant operation
  • Where to use construction materials like steel, copper, brass, or aluminum (and where to avoid it)
  • Different types of plastic and their use cases in biogas plants
  • EPDM, Epoxi and wood as crucial construction elements for AD plants
  • Process and external heat and gas engineering

Thursday, April 1st


Module 7 (10 am – 1 pm)*
:

  • Biological process control of biogas plants
  • Optimizing your digestion process with measuring devices and trace elements
  • Practical presentation: how to conduct crucial on-site sampling and analysis
  • Interpretation of operating modes based on practical analysis

Module 8 (3 pm – 6 pm)*:

  • Necessary measurement and data recording on a biogas plant
  • Optimizing, stabilization and enhancement of the AD process through state-of-the-art controling systems
  • Day-to-Day maintenance on a biogas plant

Tuesday, April 6th


Module 9 (10 am – 1 pm)*
:

  • Safety Measures of Biogas Plants – Theory & Practice
  • How to do a risk assessment
  • The most common gas-related hazards and how to avoid them
  • How to identify and eliminate fire, ignition and explosion dangers
  • Putting together a fire protection plan for your biogas plant
  • Other safety hazards for humans and machines

Module 10 (3 pm – 6 pm)*:

  • Processing and storage technologies for digestate from biogas plants
  • Proper application of digestate as organic fertilizer in agriculture
  • Lessons learned from marketing innovative digestate products locally

Thursday, April 8th


Module 11 (10 am – 1 pm)*
:

  • On-site gas treatment on biogas plants
  • Current technological status of biogas upgrading in Germany
  • Biogas utilisation to heat and power in CHP units

Module 12 (3 pm – 6 pm)*:

  • Worldwide state of biomethane mobility – challenges and opportunities
  • State of the natural gas grid in Germany and Europe
  • Recent economic developments of the biomethane infrastructure and how to interpret them
  • Overview over the latest filling station technology
  • Green Gas & Bio-LNG – the future of green mobility?

Tuesday, April 13th


Optional Q&A session (10 am – 1 pm)*
: Get your questions about the content of this event answered.

*all times are CET (Central European Time, same as Berlin)

Download the program preview HERE (click).

And here’s how it works:

This training takes place March 23rd – April 13th, 2021 each Tuesday and Thursday.

Depending on your booked module, it’ll either be in the morning from 10am to 1pm or in the afternoon, 3pm-6pm.

All times mentioned are CET (Central European Time, same as Berlin).

If you don’t live in central Europe, please check which local time this is for you.

For example, if you live in Singapore, simply type “10 AM CET in Singapore” into Google. This will display the corresponding start time in your time zone.

The training language is English, start to finish.

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.

By enrolling into this online training, you’ll get:

  • Insight into the world of biogas from the perspective of the country with the longest biogas history – Germany
  • Access to all presentations of your booked module through a shared folder (as released by the speakers)
  • Access to hundreds of pages of additional biogas literature through the shared folder
  • Recordings of each module you attended for you to review, play back and take notes, in case you missed a specific lecture or subject (as released by the speaker)
  • Exclusive insight into the most advanced biogas technologies
  • Your own, personalized and signed participation certificate
  • 30 minutes of personal Q&A on April 13th

To book your module(s) in this online training, simply click the orange button below.

This will take you to the checkout page which looks like this:

Once you’re there, simply fill out the registration form.

Then, at the “Choose your module”-section, you either select ALL 12 modules at the very top of the list…

Or you select the individual modules that you’d like to book.

Please read the description carefully as each selectable module has a short description in small font below it so you only select the ones you plan to book and there’s no refund on your booking.

Participation fee:

Individual Module: 190€ + VAT

All 12 Modules: 1390 € + VAT (Save 40%)

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

You’ll also receive an email about 1 week before the start of this online training which includes your instructions for joining the online training on your selected module(s).

We will host all course modules on Zoom, a video conferencing and workshop 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’re good to go.

“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

A Live Event!

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 each presentation.

Plus: after the end of this training, you’ll get access to the recordings of your module (if released by the speaker) so you can re-watch or re-listen to the entire event on demand. Whenever you want, wherever you want.

You’ll also get access to the presentations from your module (as released by the speaker) as a downloadable file so you won’t miss any details.

For this online training, we’ve assembled 13 different speakers that will present the subjects in the live video call, and they’re all available for Q&A sessions after their presentation. 

They are:

  • 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 GmbH
  • Gunther Pesta, Substrate and Feedstock Testing Expert, CEO, Atres-Group
  • Erwin Köberle, Biogas Plant Operation and Building Material Expert, Biogaskontor Köberle GmbH
  • Dr. Melanie Hecht, Senior Biogas Plant Biology and Process Control Expert, Schaumann Bioenergy Consult GmbH
  • Kay Rostalski, Senior Mixing and Stirring Expert, CEO PTM GmbH
  • Raam Badde-Morgenthaler, Project Manager & Pump Engineering Expert, Pumpenfabrik Wangen GmbH
  • Bernhard Natterer, Plant Design and Waste Fermentation Expert, Plant Engineer, FiTec GmbH
  • Andre Banken, Senior Biogas Upgrading & Utilisation Expert, 2G Energy AG
  • Michael Beil, Gas Upgrading & Infrastructure Expert, Fraunhofer IEE
  • Dr. Andreas Lemmer, Digester Biology & Feedstock Researcher, University of Hohenheim

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 March and April.

Save 2,000 € to 4,000 € in Travel & Accommodation Costs

If you would attend one of our live trainings, you can expect between 2,000 € and 4,000 € for flight, travel and accommodation (and for those that can afford it and have the time, it’s a sometimes once-in-a-lifetime experience).

But: if you have trouble finding the time and funds to invest, this online training is a much more time-efficient and affordable solution for you.

And to make sure your specific questions are addressed, there’s always ample time for questions after each presentation and module.

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.

For each module, we’ll dive deep into a different subject and focus on it for about 3 hours.

Plus: you get to ask your questions live to our diverse group of biogas experts.

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, we will send you all the details 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 also 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.

Just click the button below to book your module (or the entire event) now.

Participation fee:

Individual Module: 190€ + VAT

All 12 Modules: 1390 € + VAT (Save 40%)

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Here's what you'll get:

  • Insight into the world of biogas from the perspective of the country with the longest biogas history – Germany
  • Access to all presentations of your booked module through a shared folder (as released by the speakers)
  • Access to hundreds of pages of additional biogas literature through the shared folder
  • Recordings of each module you attended for you to review, play back and take notes, in case you missed a specific lecture or subject (as released by the speaker)
  • Exclusive insight into the most advanced biogas technologies
  • Your own, personalized and signed participation certificate
  • 30 minutes of personal Q&A on April 13th

And while theoretically, the number of participants that could attend this online training is unlimited…

We’ll put a hard stop at a certain number and limit participants.

This ensures you get to ask your question and can take full advantage of the Q&A sessions after each presentation.

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 CET under +49 (0) 7954 926 203

Hope to see you in the online training this March and April.

Michael Köttner

CEO IBBK and your training instructor

Participation fee:

Individual Module: 190€ + VAT

All 12 Modules: 1390 € + VAT (Save 40%)

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IBBK Biogas Live Online Training FAQ

Q: What is the biogas live online training?
A: The biogas online training is a 13 module biogas training taking place inside your home (or office).

From March 23rd to April 13th, we’ll conduct four modules per week – two on Tuesday, two on Thursday, covering essential biogas topics. 

This training is our flagship event “proBIOGAS International” taken online.

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: How long does the biogas online training take?
A: This training starts March 23rd and ends April  13th (each Tuesday and Thursday).

In these days, we’ll conduct two modules per day, the first from 10 am to 1 pm, the second from 3 pm to 6 pm CET (Central European Time, same as Berlin). We’ve scheduled time for coffee and lunch breaks.

Please download the schedule above.

Q: How much does my participation cost?
A: Participation costs 1390 € + VAT for ALL 12 modules  – or 190€ + VAT per each module.

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 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 starts March 23rd and ends April 13th, featuring two modules each  Tuesday and two modules each Thursday (no program on all the other days of the week). 

The first module goes from 10 am to 1 pm, the second from 3 pm to 6 pm CET (Central European Time, same as Berlin).

Please check which time that is in your location 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 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 the video recording of your selected module(s) – as allowed by the speakers.

This way, you can still enjoy the content even if you have to 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 what you experienced during 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 your booked module(s) 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 your booked module(s). You will receive an email with a link to the video recording as released by the speaker.

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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