The organising committee would like to cordially thank all keynote speakers, lecturers, poster presenter, researchers, participants and sponsors for their participation in the conference Biogas Science 2014 in Vienna.

News

Announcement of Biogas Science 2016

written on Wednesday, September 23rd

23
Sep

Dear Biogas Friend,
We are pleased to announce that the next meeting of the successful Biogas Science conference series will be held in Szeged, Hungary between August 21 and 24, 2016. PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR and join us.
Biogas Science 2016 will take place in the modern conference center of the University of Szeged. Szeged is a lively university city at the south-eastern part of Hungary full of scientific and cultural activities.

Best regards,
Prof. Kornel L. Kovacs, on behalf of the local organizing committee

conference website: http://www.biogas-science-2016.hu/

288 experts at the conference Biogas Science 2014 in the Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna

written on Saturday, November 8th

08
Nov

Three legends in the field of anaerobic technology (David Baxter, Arthur Wellinger and Willy Verstraete) opened the conference Biogas Science on the 27th of October. Their keynote lectures were breaking the ice to start dedicated discussions on research questions and recent results of the anaerobic technology.

Six main topics of the conference (substrates for AD, gas technology, process technology, microbiology, life cycle assessment and data preparation) were introduced by important researchers in the field anaerobic technology. Over the three conference days, these topics were discussed by 288 participants within the beautiful surroundings of the Schönbrunn Palace Meetings & Events centre. Recent results and topics of research were presented in 103 scientific lectures and 93 scientific posters. Companies presented state-of-the-art technical equipment for biogas research in the company session and the company exhibition. The workshops captured the topics COST action (Network on ecological functions of trace metals in anaerobic biotechnologies), FABbiogas (biogas from the food and beverage industry) and biogas worldwide.

The Welcome Reception and the Gala Dinner provided a platform for social exchange. On the last day of the conference there were two parallel tours to best-practice biogas plants in the Viennese surroundings.

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Winners of best poster awards

written on Friday, October 31st

31
Oct

Winner of poster session I: Ralph Lindeboom, NE “Autogenerative High Pressure Digestion: Fundamentals” (Saxion University of Applied Sciences)

Winner of poster session II: Lucy Montgomery, AT “Development of a Laboratory-scale Method for Measuring Viscosity Changes during Anaerobic Digestion” (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna)

 

Voting for best poster performed by our keynote speakers

  • Opening David Baxter, NL (European Commission Joint Research Centre)
  • Opening Arthur Wellinger, CH (Triple E&M)
  • Opening Willy Verstraete, BE (University of Gent)
  • Topic 1 substrates in anaerobic digestion, Jules Van Lier, NL (Delft University)
  • Topic 2 gas technology, Tobias Persson, SE (Svenskt Gastekniskt Center AB)
  • Topic 3 process technology, Jan Liebetrau, DE (DBFZ German research center for biomass)
  • Topic 4 microbiology, Anna Schnürer, SE (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
  • Topic 5 life cycle assessment, Maria Teresia Moreira Vilar, ES (University of Santiago de Compostela)
  • Topic 6 data preparation, Damien Batstone, AU (The University of Queensland)

Awards and closing ceremony

written on Tuesday, October 28th

28
Oct

The best poster awards (one per poster session) will be presented on October 28th at the closing ceremony of the conference. Winners will receive tickets to the opening concert of WIEN MODERN in the Great Hall of the Wiener Konzerthaus on 29. October 2014, will showcase the individual focal points of the 27th season. The ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra under its chief conductor Cornelius Meister, together with Klangforum Wien, will perform concerto grosso 2, the first of many works by this year’s guest composer Georg Friedrich Haas. There will also be performances of selected musical examples from this year’s «on screen» series.

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Winners will also be awarded a copy of the special issue conference book Biogas Science & Technology, part of the Advances in Biochemical Engineering/ Biotechnology series. The book will handle the topics of:

• Microbiological tools for process diagnosis and control
• Anaerobic fungi in biogas plants
• Hygienic and sanitation requirements in biogas plants
• New concepts
• Kinetic characterization of continuous biogas processes and simulation
• Bioaugmentation
• Fate of trace metals in anaerobic digestion

Welcome to Vienna

written on Friday, October 24th

24
Oct

The organising committee is looking forward to welcoming you to Vienna on Sunday. Please be reminded that the daylight-saving time occurs on Sunday, the 27th of October at 3:00 a.m. (-1 hour). There have been minor changes in the scientific programme. Please have a look at the updated programme here.

The scientific programme is available now

written on Thursday, October 9th

09
Oct

In total, 207 abstracts were submitted and have undergone a strict review, performed by a highly sophisticated international scientific committee. Abstracts were sent from 44 different countries from around the world. At the conference there will be 26 sessions with 104 scientific lectures and 93 poster presentations.

Special section in “Energy and Fuels”

written on Sunday, October 5th

05
Oct

A special section of the journal of “Energy and Fuels” will be published under the guest editorship of Christoph Pfeifer.

http://pubs.acs.org/journal/enfuem

This special section will be devoted to the topics of Biogas Science 2014. Short-listed authors will be informed of pre-selection in the coming weeks.

Energy & Fuels publishes technical research articles focusing on the intersection of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the applications of non-nuclear energy and fuels. This includes research on the formation, exploration, and production of fossil fuels and biomass; the properties, structure, and/or molecular composition of raw fuels and refined products; the chemistry involved in processing and utilising fuels, fuel cells and their applications, as well as the analytics and techniques used to investigate these topics.

Papers submitted for this special section will undergo the journal reviewing process. The journal’s submission fee applies also on the chosen papers. Authors whose papers are accepted for presentation at the conference are encouraged to submit their papers to the JBF special section.

Special session COST Action: European Network on Ecological Functions of Trace Metals in Anaerobic Biotechnologies

written on Thursday, October 2nd

02
Oct

The COST Action aims to grow a critical mass of stakeholders interested in understanding trace metal bioavailability and microbial interactions in anaerobic environments and soils. In five working groups researchers are concerned with the following topics:

  • Chemical speciation and bioavailability
  • Microbiology
  • Engineering
  • Fate of trace metals in environment
  • Modeling

Chair: Fernando Fermoso

Instituto de la Grasa (C.S.I.C.)

http://anaerobicmetals.eu/

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Special session FABbiogas: Biogas production from organic waste in the food and beverage industry

written on Wednesday, October 1st

01
Oct

The FABbiogas session on Wednesday, 29th of October presents first results from scientific perspectives and best practice examples. The team of the Food Cluster of Lower Austria will inform companies interested to invest in biogas production via lectures and excursions about the feasibility of organic waste utilization.

Chairs

Katharina Wörndl, Food Cluster Lower Austria – Food Cluster of Lower Austria
Wolfgang Gabauer, BOKU-IFA, Tulln – University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Austria

http://www.fabbiogas.eu/en/home/

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Biogas Science 2014 as green meeting

written on Thursday, September 25th

25
Sep

The conference Biogas Science 2014 has been certified as a green meeting with the “ÖkoEvent” label, highlighting the conference as an ecological event.
First created in 2010, the ÖkoEvent label is awarded by the city of Vienna to events taking place in the city that fulfill certain green criteria. The organisation as well as the event itself has to be environmentally friendly. The event encourages environmental protection and provides surplus value for the attendees.
Among other aims, for example scientific exchange, one important aim of the conference Biogas Science 2014 is to implement the central aims of the BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences:

  • Preservation and development of biosphere and quality of living
  • Management of natural resources and environment
  • Ensure nutrition and health

For these reasons, receiving the “ÖkoEvent” certification was an important step in the organisation of the conference.

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Company session at the Biogas Science 2014

written on Tuesday, September 16th

16
Sep

Within the scientific programme of the Biogas Science 2014, there will be a company session. The following companies will present their work and products in a short presentation:

  • AWITE Bioenergy GmbH
  • Bioprocess Control Sweden AB
  • Belach Bioteknik AB
  • Dr.-Ing. Ritter Apparatebau GmbH & Co. KG
  • IPUS – Mineral- und Umweltbiotechnologie GmbH

 

Company exhibition at the Biogas Science 2014

written on Tuesday, July 29th

29
Jul

The conference Biogas Science 2014 provides appropriate surroundings to introduce companies, services and products among experts and potential customers. There will be a company exhibition at Biogas Science 2014. The attending companies are

  • Awite Bioenergie GmbH
  • Belach Bioteknik AB
  • bioprocess control
  • Dr.-Ing. Ritter Apparatebau GmbH & Co. KG V&F
  • V&F Analyse- und Messtechnik GmbH

Sponsors of Biogas Science 2014

written on Tuesday, July 29th

29
Jul

The conference Biogas Science 2014 is sponsored by the following companies:

  • ATRES – Anaerobic Technology, Regenerative Energy Systems
  • Awite Bioenergie GmbH
  • BDI – BioEnergy International AG
  • Belach Bioteknik AB
  • bioprocess control
  • Dr.-Ing. Ritter Apparatebau GmbH & Co. KG V&F
  • Erber AG
  • IPUS – Mineral- & Umwelttechnologie GmbH
  • Oberbank AG
  • Total Taxi
  • V&F Analyse- und Messtechnik GmbH

Review of abstracts for Biogas Science 2014 is finished

written on Tuesday, June 10th

10
Jun

Thank you for submitting your abstract for an oral or poster presentation at the Biogas Science 2014 conference.

All 207 submitted abstracts have been collected and have undergone a strict review, performed by a highly sophisticated international scientific committee. The organising committee is pleased to tell you that the review is finished and that the notification of the nominees for oral or poster presentation will be announced within two weeks.

Venue for the gala dinner will be the Vienna City Hall

written on Friday, April 4th

04
Apr

The Vienna City Hall is located at the Ringstraße. It is one of the main streets in Vienna, circling around the old city of Vienna. Most of the important sights are located here. The Vienna City Hall is the seat of both the mayor and governor of Vienna and city council and of the Assembly of the city of Vienna, because Vienna is both a city and a state since 1922. The gala dinner of the Biogas Science 2014 will be held in the Festival Hall of the Vienna City Hall. Take a look at the venue here: www.wien.gv.at/english/cityhall/festivalhall.htm

Call for abstracts closed

written on Wednesday, March 26th

26
Mar

The organising committee wants to thank everybody who submitted an abstract to the Biogas Science conference. Now your abstracts will be collected and undergo an evaluation by the scientific committee to decide about oral or poster contribution.

Already 180 abstracts submitted

written on Monday, March 24th

24
Mar

The organising committee wants to thank everybody who submitted an abstract to the Biogas Science conference. So far, 180 abstracts have been submitted. Scientists from all over the world sent their abstracts:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway , Poland, Republic of Korea, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Uzbekistan.

For anyone who is interested in the conference and has not sent an abstract yet, there is the last chance to do so. If you submit your abstract by the 25th of March 2014, it will be included in the review process for oral or poster contribution.

Submit Abstract Now »

Extension for the call for abstracts is open

written on Friday, March 14th

14
Mar

The call for abstracts has been extended. There is still the chance to submit your scientific work in the form of an abstract and relate it to one of the following topics which will be covered at the Biogas Science 2014 in Vienna.

  • Substrates in AD
  • Gas Technology
  • Process Technology
  • Microbiology
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Data Preparation

Submit Abstract Now »

Only 7 more days to submit abstracts!

written on Friday, February 21st

21
Feb

Submit your abstract for oral or poster contribution by the 28th of February 2014. Selected papers may also be published in a peer-reviewed journal to commemorate and document the conference. Additionally, a book on biogas science and technology will be published as part of “Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology.”

Submit Abstract Now »

Scientific and programme committee

written on Wednesday, January 15th

15
Jan

It was possible to win a highly sophisticated international scientific and programme committee for evaluation of submitted abstracts and creation of the scientific programme:

    • Irini Angelidaki, DK
    • Paolo Balsari, IT
    • Charles Banks, UK
    • Damien Batstone, AU
    • David Baxter, NE
    • Igor Bodik, SK
    • Hélène Carrere, FR
    • Claudius da Costa Gomez, DE
    • Mathias Effenberger, DE
    • Vincent Eijsink, NO
    • Fernando G. Fermoso, ES
    • Jim Field, USA
    • Eugenio Foresti, BR
    • Werner Fuchs, AT
    • Serge R. Guiot, CA
    • Michael Harasek, AT
    • Jens Bo Holm-Nielson, DK
    • Svein Horn, NO
    • Heribert Insam, AT
    • Pavel Jenicek, CZ
    • Michael Klocke, DE
    • Kornel Kovacs, HU
    • Michael Lebuhn, DE
    • Zifu LI, CN
    • Milan Martinov, RS
    • René Moletta, FR
    • Henrik B. Møller, DK
    • Jerry Murphy, IE
    • Michael Narodoslawsky, AT
    • Marcell Nikolausz, DE
    • Adalberto Noyola, MX
    • Begoña Ruiz, ES
    • Bernhard Schink, DE
    • Anna Schnürer, SE
    • Walter Somitsch, AT
    • Eduardo Marques Trindade, BR
    • Jules Van Lier, NL
    • Willy Verstraete, BE
    • Arthur Wellinger, CH
    • Hidenari Yasui, JP

Call for Abstracts

written on Monday, November 11th

11
Nov

Please submit your significant abstract until the 28th of February 2014. The information flyer “Call for Abstracts” is available for download.

To commemorate and document the conference, selected participants are provided the opportunity to publish their work as special issue of an international peer-reviewed scientific journal. Additionally, a book on biogas science and technology will be published as part of the “Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology.”

Submit Abstract Now »

Scientific Programme

The scientific programme will include plenary sessions and parallel sessions with invited lecturers and contributed papers. Scientific results will also be presented in 93 poster sessions. There will be 26 sessions with 104 scientific lectures and 6 keynote lectures on the topics of substrates in anaerobic digestion, gas technology, process technology, microbiology, life cycle assessment, and data preparation. Two workshops will be held as well as a company session.

Topics (click to view details)

1. Substrates for AD

  • Industrial waste
  • Municipal organic waste
  • Solid waste management
  • Energy crops
  • Co-digestion
  • Crop science

2. Gas Technology

  • Biogas upgrading
  • Bio-hydrogen
  • Odour emissions
  • Gas grids
  • Energy providers
  • Power authorities

3. Process Technology

  • Pre-treatment
  • Hydrolysis
  • Digestate
  • R & D
  • Technical innovation

4. Microbiology

  • Population analysis and tuning
  • Metabolic studies
  • Microorganisms as additives
  • Enzymes in AD
  • Algae in AD
  • Fungi in AD

5. Life Cycle Assessment

  • GHG emissions
  • Supply chain management
  • Green certificates
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Critical success factors

6. Data Preparation

  • Process simulation
  • Process control
  • Computational simulation
  • Information
  • Communication
  • Dissemination

There will be four special sessions

  • on Monday: workshop COST action: Network on ecological functions of trace metals in anaerobic biotechnologies
  • on Tuesday: company session: Awite Bioenergie GmbH, Bioprocess Control Sweden AB, Belach Bioteknik AB, RITTER Engineering, IPUS Mineral- & Umwelttechnologie GmbH
  • on Wednesday: FAB Session: Biogas production from organic waste in the food and beverage industry
  • on Wednesday: workshop „biogas worldwide“: Challenges and gaps of biogas production in different countries

The purpose of the Biogas Science 2014 conference is to provide a platform for scientific exchange of knowledge concerning technology, chemistry & biology and economy within the biogas area.

Agenda

The BiogasScience 2014 conference is over.
You can still find the programme and poster list here:

Programme     Poster List

Submission

The organising committee would like to express its thanks to all authors for sending in such highly valuable scientific work!

Scientists from all over the world sent their abstracts:

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Republic of Korea, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA and Uzbekistan.

At the conference there will be 26 sessions with 104 scientific lectures and 93 poster presentations. Here you can find details regarding lectures and poster presentations:

Lectures:
The presenting time for lectures is 15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions & answers (Q&A).
Please prepare your slides/posters in English only.

Please upload your presentation (PowerPoint format) in the conference office. Possibilities to upload your presentation are on Sunday during the welcome reception and on Monday before the opening ceremony. The latest possibility is in the morning of the day you are presenting.

Poster sessions:
Information on your poster number can be found in the poster list of the scientific programme. Posters can be put at their assigned place at the day of exhibition in the corridor and in the courtyard.

The format for the poster should be DIN A0, with the measurements 841 x 1189 mm. There are no style guidelines.

Sponsoring

The conference Biogas Science 2014 provides appropriate surroundings to introduce your company, your services and products among experts and potential customers. We expect about 300 participants from science, economy, industry and municipal biogas associations. Advertisement and attendance at the conference will provide added value for the prominence of your company.

You can choose a sponsoring or advertising activity that is suitable for you and your company. Of course, you are invited to conduct an individual sponsoring for the Biogas Science 2014. We would like to develop a sponsoring suitable for your company if you wished that. The local organising committee is on hand for answering your questions and for the professional realisation of the advertising of your company. Detailed information on different advertising and sponsoring possibilities can be downloaded.

Sponsorship information »

These companies are sponsors of Biogas Science 2014:

 

 

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Ritter

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Conference Venue

Vienna, in central Europe, has always been a bridge in several meanings; a bridge from Western to Eastern Europe and a bridge between different cultures. This conference will be a further bridge between basic research and full scale application of anaerobic digestion.

The conference centre Schloß Schönbrunn Meetings und Events provides an exceptional conference venue with the typical Viennese flair. The conference centre Schönbrunn lies within the Schönbrunn Palace and its beautiful gardens and is easily accessible by public transport.

Pictures (click to enlarge)

Get Directions

Conference centre address:
Schönbrunn Palace Conference Centre
Apothecaries' Wing, nearest entrance Grünbergstraße
Meidlinger Gate, 1130 Vienna

Travel

Vienna is accessible by air, train, bus and car. Vienna International Airport serves frequent connections to all major European cities and worldwide destinations. Vienna’s rail system provides connections to many European cities. Special Conference rates for various types of hotels close to the conference site are available. Information available upon registration.

Registration & Accommodation

Attendance

Early bird registration
(until July 31st)
Late registration
(August 1st and later)
Students 300 € 400 €
Low & Medium Income Countries (OECD) 300 € 400 €
Academics & Industrial Employees 500 € 600 €

Registration and attendance fee compulsory for gala dinner and technical tours.

Register Now »Accommodation

Social Events

The Biogas Science 2014 will provide diverse social programme including a welcome reception, a banquet in the Vienna City Hall and the opportunity to join excursions to different biogas plants.

Welcome Reception

Sunday the 26th of October, 2014
The welcome reception will take place in the newly built courtyard with glass roof with integrated photovoltaic plant.

  • 18:30 doors open, first possibility for registration
  • 19:00 welcoming speeches
  • 22:00 leave the building

Gala Dinner

Monday the 27th of October, 2014

The banquet will take place in the Vienna City Hall. The Vienna City Hall is located on the Ringstraße. It is one of the main streets in Vienna, circling around the old city of Vienna. Most of the important sights are located here. The Vienna City Hall is the seat of the mayor and governor of Vienna, as well as of the city council and of the Assembly of the city of Vienna, because Vienna is both a city and a state since 1922. The gala dinner of Biogas Science 2014 will be held in the Festival Hall of the Vienna City Hall. Take a look at the venue here.

Registration and attendance fee compulsory.

Technical Excursions

Thursday the 30th of October, 2014

A guided bus tour will take the guests into Vienna’s surroundings to three biogas plants which are considered best practice examples. Excursion A will focus on “Energy crops and waste management” and excursion B will focus on “Biogas upgrading and waste management”. Departure and arrival for the shuttle busses are at the conference venue. At the end of the tours the busses will stop at Vienna airport.

  • Exkursion A: Energy Crops and waste management: Biogas Wien, EBK Reiter Zwentendorf, Energiepark Bruck an der Leitha
  • Exkursion B: Biogas Upgrading and waste management: Rohkraft Reidling, Biogas Systems GmbH Parndorf, EVM Energieversorgung Margarethen (Margarethen am Moos)

Registration and attendance fee compulsory. Remaining places can be booked at the registration desk.

Host & Organisers

The University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) hosts the Biogas Science 2014 conference.

Host

BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Organisers

Local Organising Committee

  • Alexander Bauer
  • Günther Bochmann
  • Andreas Gronauer
  • Georg Gübitz
  • Stefanie Scheidl
  • Stefan Weiß

Contact

BOKU University of Natural Resources
and Life Sciences

Vienna, Austria

Contact us:
BOKU University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
Vienna, Austria

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.nat.techn. Günther Bochmann
Department for Agrobiotechnology, IFA-Tulln
Institute for Environmental Biotechnology
Konrad-Lorenz-Straße 20
3430 Tulln an der Donau
Email: guenther.bochmann(at)boku.ac.at

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Alexander Bauer
Department for Sustainable Agricultural Systems
Division for Agricultural Engingeering
Konrad Lorenz-Straße 24
3430 Tulln an der Donau
Email: alexander.bauer(at)boku.ac.at

More Information on the conference series Biogas Science can be found here: www.biogasscience.com