Biogas Workshop 2016


Universität Oldenburg
Institut für Physik
Postgraduate Programme
Renewable Energy
D-26111 Oldenburg

Andreas Günther
Edu Knagge
Marianne Hamm


Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK)
Institute for Advanced Study
Lehmkuhlenbusch 4
27753 Delmenhorst

Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Campus Wechloy
Carl-von-Ossietzky-Straße 9
26129 Oldenburg

Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg
Campus Haarentor
Ammerländer Heerstraße 114
26129 Oldenburg

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This event is organised by the Postgraduate Programme Renewable Energy (PPRE) of the University of Oldenburg in cooperation with SNV NetherlandsThe workshop is promoted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and co-funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Biogas Workshop 2016

11th International Workshop

Domestic Biodigesters in Developing Countries

Scientific Foundations – Technology – Mass Dissemination

20 - 23 April 2016
Delmenhorst & Oldenburg, Germany

What to Expect

A variety of topics will be presented by experienced experts from SNV Netherlands, who have been working in domestic biogas programmes in several Asian and African countries for more than 25 years. The course content covers an introduction into biological and biochemical processes in a biodigester, different types of domestic biodigesters and appliances, the use of biodigester effluent as fertiliser and animal feedstock as well as the SNV approach to mass dissemination and biodigester sector development. For further information you may read the SNV report on the Biogas Workshop 2015.


Click here for the final programme

Day 1

Day 2

Expert Seminar
Participants' Presentations
Poster Session
Technical Aspects of Biogas
Domestic Appliances
Lunch BreakLunch Break
Biogas for Development
Biochemical Processes
Organic Material and Soil Fertility
Wrap up and Discussion
Welcome DinnerFree Evening

Day 3

Day 4

Practical Session
Appliance Demonstration
Performance Tests
Mass Dissemination
Financing Schemes
Lunch BreakLunch Break
Visit to Local Biogas Plant
Wrap up and Discussion
Feedback Session
Cooking EventFree Evening

Expert Seminar

The workshop starts with an expert seminar inviting participants to exchange their practical or scientific expertise from the biogas sector, with posters and presentations.

If you are interested to share your related competences please send your abstract (maximum 400 words) by email to until 29 February 2016.

Participation Fees

Standard fee

500 EUR
Reduced fee for bachelor, master and doctoral students
External students150 EUR
Students from Oldenburg University75 EUR

The participation fee includes the workshop reader, the excursion to a local biogas plant, welcome dinner, cooking event as well as lunches and refreshments during the days of the workshop. The participation fee has to be transferred to the bank account of the University of Oldenburg (see information on the right side).

Funding Opportunities

International doctoral and (advanced) master students may apply for travel allowances from the IPID4all programme of the University of Oldenburg, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Deadline for applications is 15 February 2016. For further information please visit the IPID4all application website.


The registration for the Biogas Workshop is closed.


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