Kiel, Germany on September 4th, 2014

2nd Inter Baltic Biogas Arena and IBBA Workshop on Methane Emissions



September 4th, 2014

Around 30 participants came to Kiel in Germany to network with participants from seven countries. The speakers gave a very good insight into recent research and market activities regarding methane emissions from biogas plants. We would once agaian like to say thank you to our sponsor Boreal. Below is a picture of the participants at the workshoop in Kiel September 4th 2014.

Welcome and Introduction to the 2nd IBBA-Workshop

Prof. Dr. Hartung Eberhard, Kiel University and Representative R&D of the Schleswig-Holstein Centre of Biomass (CEBio), Kiel, Germany


Information about IBBA and future activities

Dr. Tobias Persson, Swedish Gas Technology Centre

Prof. Dr.-Ing Frank Scholwin, Institute for Biogas, Waste Management & Energy, Weimar, Germany


Company Presentations

-Boreal Europe BV

-BMF HAASE Energietechnik GmbH

-NPL – National Physical Laboratory



Coffee Break
Methane Emission from Swedish Biogas Plants

Magnus Andreas Holmgren, SP – Technical Research Institute of Sweden

Methane Emission from Danish Biogas Plants

Lars Jorgensen, Danish Gas Technology Centre, Denmark

Scientific measurements of methane emissions with remote and on-site methods in comparison

Dr. Tanja Westerkamp, DBFZ – The Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum, Germany




Monitoring of fugitive methane emissions at Austrian biogas plants – a case study

Marlies Hrad, BOKU-University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Optimizing the use of a TDLAS – WindTrax – combination to quantify methane emission rates of biogas plants

Angela Groth, University of Stuttgart, Germany



Prof. Dr.-Ing Frank Scholwin, Institute for Biogas, Waste Management & Energy, Weimar, Germany


Coffee break
Time-resolved investigation of the exhaust emission of upgrading units

Dr. Rainer Kramer, Physikalisch Technische Bundesanstalt/National Metrology Institute, Braunschweig, Germany

Current and future activities concerning methane emissions in European Commission and Task 37

Dr. David Baxter, European Commission Joint Research Centre and leader of IEABioenergy Task 37

Experiences from emission analysis as a tool for plant optimization

Dr. Joachim Clemens, Bonalytic GmbH, Troisdorf, Germany



Concluding Remarks


Social event, activities, dessert in local atmosphere