Vellinge, Sweden on September 10th, 2015

3rd Inter Baltic Biogas Arena and IBBA Workshop on Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Substrates for Biogas Production



September 10th, 2015

Over 50 participants came to Ängavallen in Vellinge, Sweden to network with participants from several different Baltic Sea countries. The speakers gave a very good insight into recent research and new technologies regarding pretreatment of lignocellulosic substrates for biogas production. We would once again like to say thank you to our sponsor Landia GasMix.

Welcome to the Inter Baltic Biogas Arena Workshop

Dr. Mattias Svensson, Energiforsk, Sweden

Prof. Frank Scholwin, Institute for Biogas, Waste Management and Energy, Germany

Keynote: Pretreatment of Feedstock for enhanced biogas production

Dr. Günther Bochmann, BOKU University and IEA Bioenergy Task 37, Austria



Disintegration technologies – Impacts on biogas process and profitability

Dr. Britt Schumacher and Dr. Jan Liebetrau, DBFZ, Germany


Lunch Break


Speed Dating



Co-digestion of sewage sludge and municipal biowaste with thermal hydrolysis pre-treatment

Mats Edström, JTI – Swedish Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, Sweden

Sense and no-sense of pretreatment for increasing biogas yields

Prof. Hinrich Uellendahl, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark

Conclusions from 10 years research of pretreatment of lignocellulosic substrates for biogas production

Dr. Ilona Sárvári Horváth, Borås University, Sweden


The technology platform for agricultural based lignocellulosic substrates case examples from R&D and full-scale implementation

Prof. Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen, Aalborg University, Denmark


Coffee Break
Experiences with mechanical pre-treatment of horse dung on a biogas plant (190 KW)

Dr. Hans Oechsner, Hohenheim University, Germany

Microbiological options to enhance the anaerobic digestion of lignocellulosic biomass

Dr. Marcell Nikolausz, DBFZ, Germany

The efficiency of conversion of cattle manure into biogas by the use of chosen physical pretreatment methods at the pilot scale

Mariusz Dubicki, University of Warmia and Mazury, Centre for Renewable Energy Research, Poland



Concluding Remarks


Guided Tour on the Farm


Conference Dinner