The biological management of the biogas plant

Know the basics of anerobic digestiona

Data: 24 November 2022, 14:00 to 18:00 THIS Thursday 1 December 2022, 14:00-18:00 THIS( in Italian, with the possibility of subtitles automatically translated into English, French and Spanish)

For those who have invested or intend to invest in the biogas / biomethane supply chain, a good basic understanding of how anaerobic digestion works is very helpful

This course is aimed at all those who:

  • they are intended to operate a biogas plant, both directly, that through trusted technicians, and intend to acquire a good basis of understanding of the processes
  • intend to invest in a biogas or biomethane plant (farmers, agronomists, compost producers) ;
  • operate in finance (Banks, Venture Capitalist, Business Angels, Private Investors) and they need elements of evaluation for the purposes of due diligence”;
  • are involved in environmental decision-making processes (local authorities, policy makers).

Theoretical part

  • Features of the anaerobic digestion process
  • Critical analysis of current methods of biological management of biogas plants
  • The rational method for managing the anaerobic digestion process
    • Measurement of the methane potential of substrates and their mixtures
    • Measurement of specific methane activity (High school) of the inoculum
    • Measurement of hydrolytic activity, proteolytic and lipolytic
    • Measurement of substrate inhibition
    • Measurement of digestion efficiency
    • The analysis of the uncertainty margin: examples of error propagation in the case of silage
    • The simulation of the process on a small scale

Practical part

  • The preliminary tests for the construction of the plant: scientific method vs. cognitive bias 
  • The selection of the inoculum for accelerated start-up of the plant
  • Correct regulation of the agitation
  • The routine tests
  • Alarm bells: unexpected test results and actions to be taken to stabilize the process.

Speaker: The professor. Ing. Mario A. Rosato, author of “Managing Biogas Plants – A Practical Guide” (CRC Press, 2017), has extensive experience in anaerobic digestion, with specific experience in plant diagnostics and process control. As a biogas expert, actively participated in the working group that created the new UNI standard 11703:2018 for assessing the potential of biomethane.

Mario Alejandro Rosato

The course will be recorded and downloadable for subscribers, along with the teaching material.

The webinar has a participation fee of 150 € (VAT included)

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