Biogas Workshop 2015


Edu Knagge (Coordinator)
Institute of Physics
University of Oldenburg 
D-26111 Oldenburg

Phone: 0049 441 798-3544
Fax: 0049 441 798-3990

Christian Peters (Support)

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Biogas Workshop 2015

Biogas Workshop 2015

4-days International Workshop on

Mass Dissemination of Domestic Biodigesters
in Developing Countries –
from Technology to National Programmes

  April 15th to April 18th, 2015

 at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg / University of Oldenburg

The Master Course Postgraduate Programme Renewable Energy at the University of Oldenburg will be holding its annual workshop on mass dissemination of domestic bio-digesters in developing countries.

This year the workshop will start 15th April (Wednesday afternoon) and will go on till 18th April (Saturday afternoon).

Long term experience will be presented by specialists of bio-digester programs in (South-East) Asian countries. Our dedicated experts from SNV Netherlands, Jan Lam  and Felix ter Heegde, have been working in several biogas-programs tailored to rural areas of developing countries for more than 30 years. The workshop includes practical sessions in which you get in touch with a bio-reactor and you will experience handling and working with biogas. There will be time also for discussion sessions and networking.


Here you can access the Biogas Workshop Programme 2015.

The Topics

The main topics that are going to be covered in this workshop are:

  • The biochemical anaerobic fermentation process by Prof. Rabus, Microbiologist, Univ. Oldenburg (requested)

  • Lam Jan (Renewable Energy Advisor-SNV) & Steven von Eije (Advisor Renewable Energy for EnDev Biogas project - SNV) will give extensive presentations on the following topics: 
  • Biogas for development and domestic biogas
  • Biogas Plant Designs
  • Plant functioning, dimensioning and proper sizing
  • Appliances for domestic biogas (stoves, lamps and household use)
  • Practical implications and lessons learned
  • Programme functions, instutional framework and cost analysis (Investment & Revenue)
  • Biogas in Carbon offset projects and GHG emissions

Workshop fee:

Students/PhD students: 100,-€

Oldenburg Students: 50,-€

Other: 500,-€

Fees include workshop reader, excursion to biogas plant, come-together dinner, refreshments and cookies during the days of workshop


You may register by sending an email to with the following information:

  • Mr. / Ms.
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Country
  • Contact address
  • Company / Institution
  • Students: Please add your students id as an attachement
  • Tel. / Fax.

Venue and Accommodation

Oldenburg offers convenient hotels and hostels with good price. For more information about the city, transport and accommodation click here.

(Changed: 19 Dec 2022)