Proceedings

PDF versions of the presentations delivered at "Biogas for the future - towards a sustainable and efficient supply chain" are available to download from the links below.

Day 1 

Opening Session

Professor Willy Verstraete, Ghent University, Belgium "Anaerobic digestion as a driver for societal progress in times of change

Session I: Feedstocks, Digestion and Process Monitoring

Himanshu, Teagasc - Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Ireland "Synergies from co-digestion of grass silage with other feedstocks"

Dr Francesco Ometto, Scandinavian Biogas Fuels AB, Sweden "Development of macroalgae as a substrate for biogas production"

Gabriele Mancini, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Italy "Anaerobic digestion of lignocellulosic material pretreated by N-methylmorpholine N-oxide and organosolv techniques"

Markus Voelklein, University College Cork, Ireland "Sustainability and life cycle assessment of feedstock digestion systems"

Dr Raffaella Villa, Cranfield University, U.K. "Is there a future for enzymatic application in the waste sector?"

Pearl Nolan, Teagasc - Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Ireland "Grass silage for biogas: can specific methane yields be enhanced by fibrolytic enzyme additives applied at ensiling?"

Luka Šafarič, Linköping University, Sweden "Vicosity characteristics of CSTR biogas processes as affected by substrate composition"

Lotta Leven and Professor Anna Schnürer, Swedish University of Agricultal Sciences in Uppsala, Sweden "Microbial community structure in Swedish farm scale biogas plants - correlation to process operation and productivity" 

Dr Lovisa Bjornsson, Lund University, Sweden "Arable land as carbon sink including carbon sequestration in biogas systems studies"

Robin Eccleston, TH Köln, Germany "Analysis of AD process by online spectroscopic UV/Vis, NIR and MIR measurement"

Paz Vilanova Plana, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany "Digestate distribution for large biogas plants: storage and transport"

 

Session II: Upgrading, Supply and Optimum Biogas Utilisation

Professor Raúl Muñoz, University of Valladolid, Spain "Overview of physical/chemical and biological technologies for biogas upgrading"

Keren Jenifer Rajavelu, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany "Combined H2S and CO2 removal process for upgrading biogas"

Jingxiao Liang, Queen's University Belfast, U.K. "Novel technologies for integrated biogas separation and compression"

Martin Johansson, Scandinavian Biogas Fuels, Sweden "Biogas upgrading: technical challenges of full scale units"

Dr Christian Wolf, Bergische Waste Management Association, Germany "Waste to energy: landfill gas and biogas"

Andreina Laera, University of Paris-Est, France "Valorisation of digestate as amendment for soils"

Rawan Hakawati, Queen's University Belfast, U.K. "Applications of biogas in chemical energy and liquid fuel production"

Nikoletta Giantsiou, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany "Surplus electricity to biogas via hydrogen"

Fabio De Rosa, Queen's University Belfast, U.K. "Micro-reforming of biogas for micro-combined heat and power generation"

Christian Jenne, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany "Biogas distribution concepts for the transportation sector"

William McMaw, Queen's University Belfast, U.K. "Laboratory setup of a single cylinder diesel dual fuel engine"

 

Day 2

Opening Session 

Professor Björn-Ola Linnér, Linköping University, Sweden "Biogas and Environmental Change"

Professor Jerry Murphy, University College Cork, Ireland "ATBEST contribution to the biogas market: ATBEST achievements"

Susanna Pfluger, European Biogas Association "The influence of EU policies on the biogas sector"

 

Industrial Workshop

"How to integrate biogas into energy networks?"

Introduction by Dr Arthur Wellinger, Past-President of the European Biogas Association

 

Session III: Sustainable Investments

Matti Vikkula, CEO at Scandinavian Biogas International, Sweden "Biogas production in the future"

Thomas Cromie, AgriAD, U.K. "Making the most of a sustainable future - Biomethane and a Smart Sustainable Energy Infrastructure"

Per-Inge Kruse, Westport, Sweden "Opportunities for methane as a transportation fuel"

Urban Lofvenberg, SCANIA, Sweden "Biogas for clean and energy effiicient transport of people and goods"

 

Poster Presentations

A1 Eva-Maria Ekstrand et al., Linköping University, Sweden “High-rate anaerobic co-digestion of kraft mill fibre sludge and activated sludge by CSTRs with sludge recirculation”.

A2 Markus Voelklein et al., University College Cork, Ireland “Sustainability and life cycle assessment of feedstock digestion systems”.

A3 Keren Jenifer Rajavelu et al., University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany Combined H2S and CO2 removal process for upgrading biogas“.

A4 Nikoletta Giantsiou et al., University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany Surplus electricity to biogas via hydrogen”.

A5 Pearl Nolan et al., Teagasc, Ireland “Effect of wilting grass on the efficacy of fibrolytic enzymes applied at ensiling and on the subsequent specific methane yields

A6 Jing-Xiao Liang et al., Queen’s University Belfast, U.K. “Novel technologies for integrated biogas separation and compression”.

A7 Paz Vilanova Plana et al., University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany Digestate distribution for large biogas plants: storage and transport”.

A8 Sepher Shakeri Yekta et al., Linköping University, Sweden “Characterization of solid organic matter in biogas reactors”.

A9 Christian Jenne et al., University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany Biogas distribution concepts for the transportation sector.”

A10 Luka Šafarič et al., Linköping University, Sweden “Viscosity characteristics of CSTR biogas processes as affected by substrate composition”.

A11 Tong Liu et al., Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Swede “Biogas production from manure — operating strategy and microbial community structure

A12 Linda Hagman et al., Linköping University, Sweden "Biogas solutions and industrial symbiosis”.

A13 Francesco Ometto et al., Scandinavian Biogas Fuels AB, Sweden Development of macroalgae as a substrate for biogas production”.

A14 Robin Eccleston et al., TH Kӧln, Germany Analysis of AD process by online spectroscopic UV/Vis, NIR and MIR measurement”.

A15 Rawan Hakawati et al., Queen’s University Belfast, U.K. Applications of biogas in chemical energy and liquid fuel production”.

A16 Fabio De Rosa et al., Queen’s University Belfast, U.K. Micro-reforming of biogas for micro-combined heat and power generation”.

A17 Himanshu et al., Teagasc - Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Ireland “Synergies from co-digestion of grass silage with other feedstocks”.

A18 María Natividad Pérez Camacho et al., Queen’s University Belfast, U.K. “Biogas to Bio-Refinery. Life Cycle Assesment of Advanced Utilisation options for Biogas from Wastes in Northern Ireland”.

A19 Leonidas Matsakas et al., Luleå University of Technology, Sweden “Effect of organosolv pretreatment on biogas production from spruce and birch biomass”. 

           

          

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