Poznań, Poland from August 23rd - 24th, 2017

5th IBBA Workshop on the topic high-value products from biogas systems – nutrient extraction and biorefinery approaches



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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017


Welcome to the Inter Baltic Biogas Arena Workshop
Prof. Piotr Oleskowicz-Popiel, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Poznan University of Technology (PUT), Poland
Keynote: Biogas perspective in Poland

Prof. Jacek Dach, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland

Resource recovery at the municipal waste water treatment plants

Magdalena Budych-Gorzna, Poznan University of Technology, Poland


Innovative circular approaches on the recycling of phosphor

Dr. Carsten Gellermann, Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, Germany


Sponsor presentation
Aquateam COWI
High-value products from anaerobic digestion – Norwegian experiences

Dr. Renata Tomczak-Wandzel, Aquateam COWI, Norway


Lunch Break


Speed Dating – Networking


Treatment of digestates and recovery of nutrients
Dipl.-Ing. Bernd Simbach, POLL, Germany
Nitrogen extraction in biogas plants

Dr. Sci. Ilkka Virkajärvi, Ductor, Finland

Integrated biogas production for nutrients recirculation: a large-scale demonstration project

Francesco Ometto, Scandinavian Biogas Fuels International AB, Sweden


Digeponics – Use of digestate as growing medium and as fertilizer in greenhouses

Ketil Stoknes, Lindum, Norway


Overview of catalytic purification and conversion of biogas

Dr. Sebastian Wohlrab, Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, Germany


Recovery of medium-chain fatty acids as platform chemicals from biomass

Dr. Heike Sträuber, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Germany


Concluding Remarks

Prof. Frank Scholwin, Institute for Biogas, Waste Management and Energy, Germany and Prof. Piotr Oleskowicz-Popiel, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Poznan University of Technology (PUT), Poland


Dinner and Discussion
At „Common table“ – Restaurant with inclusive concept and food that is a fusion between traditional Polish cuisine and modern-healthy trends

Thursday, August 24th, 2017


Excursion – Meet and departure time


Tour of waste water treatment plant in Poznan with co-digestion of sludge with food-industry waste


Tour of the Food2Waste2Food pilot plant at Poznan University of Life Sciences
The project aims to demonstrate a closed cycle organic waste treatment system using municipal organic waste to provide energy, water, fertilizer and carbon dioxide for greenhouse agriculture. The innovative greenhouse was visited.