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Flexible, reliable, future-oriented

Freising, Germany.

Programme and online registration for the 28th BIOGAS Convention are now available

Taking place from 14th to 16th November, the 28th BIOGAS Convention will bring together the biogas industry in Hanover. Starting today, the website www.biogas-convention.com is online and the ticket shop is open.

For the second time since 2016, the annual convention of the German Biogas Association [Fachverband Biogas e.V.] will be organized in the context of the EnergyDecentral trade fair (13th - 16th November, 2018). “The premiere two years ago was very successful”, says Dr. Claudius da Costa Gomez, Chief Executive Officer of the German Biogas Association, “which doesn’t mean we won’t be even better this year”.

“Flexible, reliable, future-oriented” is this year’s theme overarching the selection of six panels and eight workshops available to participants of the BIOGAS Convention. Out of these, three panels and two workshops will be held in English. Visitors can put together their individual combination of panels and workshops by using the new modular booking system.

Based on the strong interest at the last BIOGAS Convention, the workshops “Digestate as fertilizer” and “Biomethane” will be offered in both English and German. Using digestate is becoming increasingly significant, particularly in Germany in the context of its amended Fertilization Ordinance. As an emerging trend, upgrading and marketing digestate also offer operators new sales channels and income sources.

While the exact future development of biomethane can at this point only be surmised, the subject will be looked at from the perspective of research, legislation, commerce, and practice in the workshops. The English track will focus on the global possibilities for biomethane, including examples and reports from practical experience from selected countries.

In line with the convention's theme, a panel on flexible power production of a biogas plant will be offered alongside a panel on participation in German tendering procedures. In the workshop “Current developments in water and emissions protection”, the topic plant safety will be discussed in relation to the current regulatory frameworks associated with the Technical Rules for Substances Hazardous to Water (TRwS), Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control, and Technical Rules for Biogas Plant Safety (TRAS). The “Innovation & Science” workshop will offer a look at the future and give insights to new scientific trends.

“The scope of subjects that German operators of biogas plants have to deal with is steadily increasing”, says da Costa Gomez. Accordingly, staying up-to-date is important as well.

The combination of BIOGAS Convention with EnergyDecentral not only offers visitors the option of getting the latest information via presentations, but also of examining the latest company trends at the trade fair. Since the trade fair starts a day earlier than the convention, this year participants will have enough time for both options.

In addition, the traditional evening event on 14
th November will provide sufficient time and space for networking in a relaxed atmosphere. As always, the conclusion of the convention involves an excursion, on 16th November, to selected biogas plants in the region around Hanover.


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German Biogas Association [Fachverband Biogas e.V.]
Fachverband Biogas e.V. represents the biogas industry in the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE) e.V. Fachverband Biogas e.V. is Europe’s largest advocacy organisation for the biogas sector and counts more than 4,700 members, including operators, manufacturers and planners of biogas plants as well as representatives from science and industry.

German Biogas Association [Fachverband Biogas e.V.]
Andrea Horbelt
Press Officer
Tel. +49 81 61 / 98 46 63
Mail: andrea.horbelt@biogas.org
German Biogas Association [Fachverband Biogas e.V.]
Mareike Fischer
Policy and International Affairs Adviser
Tel. +49 30 / 27 58 179 22
Mail: mareike.fischer@biogas.org