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International services

The German Biogas Association (GBA) offers international services to promote biogas technology in international markets. Among these services are:

Tailor-made training courses on all biogas topics
The training courses of GBA are adapted to the target group and include topics like: biogas biology and technology, waste treatment, safety on biogas plants, financial and sustainability aspects of biogas, among many others.
      • Support services for decision-makers, public authorities and associations
        Through its active role in the biogas sector in Germany, GBA has a long record of experience in the outline of regulations and standards for biogas. In this regard, GBA supports different stakeholders, in order to guarantee the best conditions for biogas development in new markets.
      • Organization of delegation trips to Germany / Europe
        GBA plans, organizes and executes delegation trips in Germany and Europe for different stakeholders in which biogas plants of all types are visited. A tailor-made training course is also offered in combination with the trip.
      • Technical consulting
        Through a team of specialized professionals in different biogas topics, GBA is able to offer technical consultancing on topics like safety, waste treatment, digestate, biomethane utilization, and many more.
      • Publications on all relevant biogas topics
        GBA also develops biogas publications for new biogas markets and in consideration of the local circumstances.
      • Expert presentations at international events
        Our experts are also available for lectures at international events and are happy to answer all your questions live!

Our references

Biogas Trainings

2-day Biogas Safety Workshop
Country of implementation: Chile
Period: November 2017
Participants: biogas stakeholders
Client: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH - Chile

3-day Biogas Basics Training
Country of implementation: Simbabwe
Period: November 2016
Participants: engineers and interested public
Client: Veneka Power

2-day Biogas Introduction Workshop
Country of implementation: Serbia
Period: April 2016 and September 2016
Participants: employees of the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection
Client: GIZ/DKTI, under the project: Development of a Sustainable Bioenergy Market in Serbia.

5-day Introduction Training to Biogas
Country of implementation: Jordan
Period of time: June 2016
Participants: engineers of the Jordan Ministry of Energy
Client: TÜV Rheinland.

Others

Production of Biogas Guidelines Manual and Decision-Making Tool, South Africa
Period: August 2017 – ongoing

The project entitled “Promoting organic waste-to-energy and other low carbon technologies in small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) scale: Accelerating biogas market development in South Africa” aims at promoting the adoption of market based biogas technologies in line with the country’s goal of developing renewable energy and a green economy.

In this regard, FvB was appointed to develop three products, namely a Biogas Technology Project Guidebook as an introduction to the technology, an Online Biogas Tool, which should provide decision-makers with first energy calculations and a Biogas Plant Operation Manual directed to persons dealing with the daily activities taking place at the biogas plant.
Client: United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO)

    Projektentwicklungsprogramm, Kenia, Ghana and Thailand
    Period: January 2014 - December 2016

    The GIZ implements the Project Development Program (PEP) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. In the framework of this project, FvB collaborates with the GIZ in the Sub-Sahara region and from 2016 also in Thailand.
    In Kenia two workshops were organised (one for private business stakeholders, the other for policy makers). Also, advice and recommendations about Feed-in-Tariffs for biogas plants in Kenia were provided.
    In July 2016 FvB presented the German Biogas industry at the Biogas Africa Forum, the biggest biogas congress and trade fair in Africa. Additionally, FvB was part of a German biogas training day.

    In October 2016, FvB delivered two presentations at the Community-based Renewable Energy (CBRE) Conference organised by GIZ in Thailand. Furthermore, FvB presented solutions for “Safe Biogas Operation” within a workshop organised by GIZ and the Thai Biogas Association.
    Client: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH