Jan Liebetrau, IV. CMP (Source: DBFZ)

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Program of the IV. CMP 2019

1st DAY 26/03/19

09:00 * Registration

10:00 * OPENING

10:30 – 12:00 * SESSION A * Laboratory Measurements: Reliability & Validity

Speaker presentation 20´| Discussion 10´per each

Chair: Fabian Jacobi, Hessian State Laboratory (LHL)  


  1. Francisco Raposo Bejines, Instituto de la Grasa-CSIC   
    Laboratory Measurements: The Achilles´ heel for the anaerobic digestion of complex solid substrates
  2. Torsten Stefan, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel /Hochschule Flensburg
    Potential of predicting Klason-lignin in digestates by calorimetry >> PDF (263 kB)
  3. Holger Müller, BlueSens gas sensor
    Measuring instruments for determining low volume flows

12:00 – 13:00 * Lunch break

13:00 – 13:50 * Poster Presentation Round

13:50 – 14:30 * Afternoon Break and Voting for Best Poster

14:30 – 16:00 * SESSION B * Modelling, Simulation & Control of ADs

Speaker presentation 20´| Discussion 10´per each

Chair: Christian Wolf, Institute for Automation and Industrial IT, TH Köln


  1. Eric Mauky, DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH
    Thermodynamic modelling of gas storages for optimised demand-driven operation of anaerobic digestion plants >> PDF (1.38 MB)
  2. Florian Centler, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
    Opening the Black Box: Coupling ADM1 with constraint-based methods to include intracellular activity in anaerobic digestion modeling
  3. Jürgen Kube, Future Biogas Ltd
    Optimisation of the three-stage biogas upgrading process >> PDF (702 kB)

16:00 – 16:20 * Afternoon Break and Voting for Best Poster

16:20 – 18:30 * SESSION C Batch & Interlaboratory Tests

Speaker presentation 20´| Discussion 10´per each

Chair: Hinrich Uellendahl, Flensburg University of Applied Sciences


  1. Alastair James Ward, Aarhus University
    Examining the relationship between inoculum to substrate ratio and apparent hydrolysis rate in biogas batch test assays >> PDF (410 kB)
  2. Joern Heerenklage, Hamburg University of Technology
    Lab tests with a mini-bioreactor test system (all-in-one) for the development of standardized and storable inocula for BMP-tests
  3. Sasha D. Hafner, Aarhus University
    Improving BMP determination with mass-based measurements >> PPT (734 kB)
  4. Sören Weinrich, DBFZ Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gGmbH
    Value of batch tests for estimating biogas potentials and degradation kinetics in anaerobic digestion
  5. Mark Paterson, Kuratorium für Technik und Bauwesen in der Landwirtschaft e.V. (KTBL)
    Experiences from the KTBL/VDLUFA Inter-Laboratory Test Biogas regarding the biogas yield determination in batch tests

19:00 – 20:00 * Guided City walk "Peaceful Revolution" through the City centre of Leipzig

20:00 – 23:00 * Networking Dinner at the historical MORITZBASTEI and Winners of the BEST POSTER AWARD

2nd DAY 27/03/19

08:30 * Registration

09:00 *  Opening

09:15 – 10:45 * SESSION D Microbiological Analysis in Monitoring & Process Control of AD Plants

Chair: Sabine Kleinsteuber, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Speaker presentation 20´| Discussion 10´per each


  1. Denny Popp, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
    Metabolism-centered Predictive Modeling of Anaerobic Digestion of Biogas Production
  2. Niti B Jadeja, National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, CSIR
    Microbiome analysis to understand the biotransformation reactions responsible for conversion of food waste to energy in biogas reactors
  3. Anko Fischer, Isodetect GmbH
    Evaluation of the process performance at commercial biogas plants using compound-specific stable isotope analysis (CSIA)

10:45 – 11:15 *  Morning break

11:15 – 12:50 * SESSION E Monitoring of Plant Efficiency in Full-scale

Speaker presentation 20´| Discussion 10´per each

Chair: Frank Scholwin, Institute for Biogas, Waste Management & Energy

  1. Johan Grope, Institute for Biogas, Waste Management & Energy
    Challenges in Data Acquisition and Application for Biogas Process Modelling in Practice >> PDF (931 kB)
  2. Anne Geißler, Technische Universität Dresden
    Process control of a high-performance hybrid reactor as a methane stage for biomass with high nitrogen content
  3. Wolfgang Pfeiffer, University of Wismar
    Control of alkalinity of a full-scale biogas plant treating waste water from the cleaning of car tanks transporting food and fodder, adaption of biogas production to the demand and verification of Nordmann titration method for measuring VOA and alkalinity >> PDF (1.05 MB)
  4. Karlheinz Meier, BayWa r.e. Bioenergy GmbH
    Monitoring of (manufacturer independent) biogas plants with evaluation of all the data of necessary data points

12:50 – 13:50 * Lunch break

13:50 – 15:50 * SESSION F * Developments & Perspectives in Process Control

Speaker presentation 20´| Discussion 10´per each

Chair: Alastair James Ward, Aarhus University

  1. Robin Eccleston, TH-Köln
    Determining Conditions of Intermittently Fed Digesters from Biogas Production Rate Data
  2. Stefan Junne, Technische Universität Berlin
    Evaluation of pre-treatment methods by in-line particle size distribution monitoring with laserlight backreflection
  3. Wu Shubiao, Aarhus University
    Minimizing negative effects of liquid digestate recirculation on methane production and system stability in anaerobic digestion of livestock bio-wastes
  4. Niloofar Raeyatdoost, TH Köln
    Flexible methane production using PI Controller with simulation based soft sensor >> PDF (1.90 MB)

15:50 – 16:00 * CLOSING

16:30 – 17:30 * Excursion to the DBFZ research biogas plant

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