Publications

A key concern of the Institute of Biogas, Waste Management and Energy is to keep the scientific community and the public at large informed of the latest developments and issues in the areas in which the Institute operates. Publications include contributions to books, presentations of scientific papers and articles in specialist journals. Contributions to books and articles in specialist journals are often written in conjunction with colleagues from other organisations and research establishments.


Reports, presentations and articles

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List of reports and articles: .pdf


Presentation
Evaluation of process data from real scale biogas plants - Lessons learnt and approaches for practical plant optimisation based on continuous process monitoring

Presentation at 3rd conference on Monitoring & Process Control of Anaerobic Digestion Plants March 29-30, Leipzig

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Presentation
How to control output variability in biogas plants - Experiences with trace elements supplementation, trace elements circulation and large scale process data evaluation

Presentation at Research & Innovation Forum March 28 in London Link to the presentation:

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Report
Biogas for Road Vehicles

This brief highlights the technologies available – both established and newly emerging – for biogas production and biogas-driven vehicle fleets.

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Article
Analytical study for the optimization of the own thermal consumption of biogas systems

Co-authors: Knauer, T., Nelles, M. in: Nzihou, Ange: The 6th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation (WasteEng2016). , 2016, pp. 1100 – 1113, ISBN 979-10-91526-05-0


Article
Efficiency of a novel “Food to waste to food” system including anaerobic digestion of food waste and cultivation of vegetables on digestate in a bubble-insulated greenhouse

Co-authors: Stoknes, K., Krzesiński, W., Wojciechowska, E. and Jasińska in: Waste Management, Volume 56, October 2016, pp. 466–476


Article
Does the addition of proteases affect the biogas yield from organic material in anaerobic digestion?

Co-authors: Liane Müller, Jörg Kretzschmar, Jürgen Pröter, Jan Liebetrau, Michael Nelles in: Bioresource Technology, Volume 203, March 2016, pp. 267-271


Article
Performance Enhancement of Biogas Digesters by Post-treatment and Recirculation of Digestate

Co-authors: Engler, N., Sutter, R., Nelles, M. in: Cossu, R., Pnjing, H., Kjeldsen, P., Matsufuji, Y., Reinhart, D., Stegmann, R., IWWG- International Waste Working Group (Hrsg.): Proceedings Sardinia 2015, Fifteenth International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, 2015. pp. 45 – 45, ISBN 9788862650212


Article
Trace element supplementation in the biogas production from wheat stillage – Optimization of metal dosing

Co-authors: Thomas Schmidt, Michael Nelles, Jürgen Pröter in: Bioresource Technology, Volume 168, September 2014, pp. 80–85


Article
Effects of the Reduction of the Hydraulic Retention Time to 1.5 days in CSTR, ASBR, and Fixed Bed Reactors – Performance and Methanogenic Community Composition

Co-authors: Thomas Schmidt, Ayrat M. Ziganshin, Marcell Nikolausz, Michael Nelles, Sabine Kleinsteuber, Jürgen Pröter in: Biomass and Bioenergy, Volume 69, October 2014, pp. 241–248


Article
Biogas in Germany – status and challenges for research & development

Co-author: Michael Nelles in: Renjie, D., Raninger, B., Nelles, M., Yingkuan, W.: Biogas Engineering and Application, Volume 3. 2013, pp. 8 – 17, ISBN 978-7-5655-0751-9


Presentation
Innovative Solutions for Biomethane Production in Europe

 International Congress Fuels for the Future, Berlin, 24.01.2017


Presentation
Biomethane in Europe: Production, Technologies and Market Development

26th Biogas Convention, Hannover, 17.11.2016

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Presentation
Status Quo and Outlook on Biomethane in Brazil

Presentation at: European Biomethane Conference 2016, Berlin, 20.05.2016

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Presentation
Sustainability Criteria and Indicators for the Biomethane Value Chain

Presentation at: BIOSURF workshop, Malmö, Sweden, 12.05.2016

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Presentation
Experiences with incentives supporting biogas production from agricultural substrates in Germany

Jönköping, Jordbruksverket, 06.06.2015


Presentation
Future directions of technical developments in the European biogas industry

Biogasin Hungary and Europe, Kecskemét, Hungary, 23.04.2015


Presentation
Future directions of technical developments in the European biogas industry

Presentation at Conference on Biogas in Hungary and in Europe, April 23-24, 2015 Granada Hotel, Kecskemét

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Presentation
Banana peels to Electricity - lecture at childrens university

Lecture for 6-13 years children at childrens university Bad Neustadt (Saale) at 18th April 2015 about the pathway of the banana peels from kitchen to the biogas plant and back as electricity, fertiliser and vehicle fuel.

https://prezi.com/4ms-lgbhbuec/

Press:

http://www.rhoenundsaalepost.de/lokales/aktuelles/art2826,293868

http://www.mainpost.de/regional/rhoengrabfeld/Pupsende-Bakterien-und-Kuehe-mit-Atemschutz;art765,8680420


Report
Status of German Biomethane Production: Perspectives for biomethane in Germany after the 2014 revision of the Renewable Energy Act (only in German)

Project report from the research project “perspectives of biomethane and development of incentives” ordered by the German Ministry for in cooperation with a unique selection of universities and research institutions

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Report
Status of German Biomethane Production: Costs Greenhouse Gas effects Utilisation Biogas, Biomethane & Natural Gas based CHP in comparison (only in German)

Project report from the research project “perspectives of biomethane and development of incentives” ordered by the German Ministry for in cooperation with a unique selection of universities and research institutions

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Report
Biogas from energy crops: potentials, land use priorities, nature and landscape (only in German)

Project report from the research project “perspectives of biomethane and development of incentives” ordered by the German Ministry for in cooperation with a unique selection of universities and research institutions

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Report
Potentials for Biogas production and utilisation in Germany: Potentials for biogas and biomethane production 2020 (only in German)

Project report from the research project “perspectives of biomethane and development of incentives” ordered by the German Ministry for in cooperation with a unique selection of universities and research institutions

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Report
Contribution of Biomethane for the Energy System: Added Value of Biogas and Biomethane; Contribution for GHG reduction through flexible energy supply on demand (only in German)

Project report from the research project “perspectives of biomethane and development of incentives” ordered by the German Ministry for in cooperation with a unique selection of universities and research institutions

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Report
Mission statement and growth span of biogas and biomethane production in Germany (only in German)

Project report from the research project “perspectives of biomethane and development of incentives” ordered by the German Ministry for in cooperation with a unique selection of universities and research institutions

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Report
Alternatives for incentives for biomethane in CHP applications in Germany apart the Renewable Energy Act (only in German)

Discussion paper from the research project “perspectives of biomethane and development of incentives” ordered by the German Ministry for in cooperation with a unique selection of universities and research institutions

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Report
Project results Perspectives of biomethane and development of incentives (only in German)

PDF file of the six reports state above

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Presentation
Biowaste as resource for local energy supply and closure of nutrient cycles

German Presentation on Biogas production from municipal source separated organic waste in a lectures series at Technical University Ilmenau 1st december 2014

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Presentation
Technological developments for biogas production and use

Contribution at the business to business meeeting "Bioenergy" of the German-Polish Chamber of Commerce ordered by the German Ministry of Commmerce and Energy at 2nd December 2014 in Warsaw. Frank gave an overview on technical innovatoins in the biogas area. 

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Presentation
Developments in Biogas Cleaning & Upgrading Technologies

Presentation at 2nd Biogas Conference of the European Biogas Association, 1st October 2014 Eegmont an Zee, Netherlands

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Presentation
Biogas development in Germany

Presentation on the actual status and prospects of biogas production and use in Germany after approval of the adopted Renewable Energy Act; held at Nordic Biogas Conference Reykjavik, August 2014

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Presentation
Perspectives of Biomethane production and use after Adoption of the Renewable Energy Act

German Presentation at Rostocker Bioenergieforum 20th and 21th June 2014 given by Johan Grope. The challenges for biomethane use and production are extremely risen.

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Presentation
Perspectives of Biogas and Biomethane in a Changing Electricity System in Europe - Resources, Technologies, Challenges

Presentation at Turbo Expo 16th June 2014 in Düsseldorf. Biogas utilisation in gas turbines shows clear potentials and chances.

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Presentation
Chances and Challenges of liquid biomethane Feasibility of a new pathway for biogas use

Contribution about the analysis of utilisation of liquified biomethane (LBG) as vehicle fuel in Germany, presentation at the international congress: Fuels of the Future, Berlin, Januar 2014

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Presentation
Aufbereitung von Biogas auf Erdgasqualität und Energiebereitstellung aus Holz

Presentation at the Conference Biogas and Biogas Upgrading at IHK Moscow, Russia, December 2013

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Presentation
Biogas aus Reststoffen und Abfall Vermarktung von Biogas aus Reststoffen und Abfällen als Kraftstoff, zur Strom- und Wärmeproduktion

Presentation at the 9th Biogas Conference Dresden, November 2013

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Presentation
Ökonomische Analyse der Biomethanbereitstellung

Johan Grope präsentiert ökonomische Analyse der Biomethanbereitstellung auf der DWA-Konferenz 2013

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Presentation
Digestate treatment in Sweden and Germany Applied technologies and technologies under research

Presentation on the actual status and prospects of digestate treatment and use practice and research as activity of www.ibba.se ; International Biogas Symposium at Biogas World April 2013

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Presentation
Stand und Perspektiven der Biogaserzeugung und Nutzung

Presentation on the actual status and prospects of biogas production and use; International Biogas Symposium at Biogas World April 2013

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Presentation
Die Rolle der Bioenergie in einem zukünftigen Energiesystem - Erneuerbare Grundlastversorgung, Regelenergie oder Systemdienstleistungen am Beispiel von Biogasanlagen

Beitrag in der VDE-Vortragsreihe "Aktuelle Probleme der Elektrischen Energietechnik" an der Technischen Universität Ilmenau; 7.1.2013

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Presentation
Wenn der Biomüll das Wohnzimmer wärmt - Biomasse als organisches Power-Potenzial

Vortrag in der Vortragsserie forum mannheim - Energiewende?! Zukunft gestalten mit Erneuerbaren Energien; Technoseum Mannheim, 9.1.2013

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Presentation
Überblick über den Stand der Bioabfallvergärungstechnologien

Vortrag auf dem Biogastag 2012 – Biogas aus Abfällen – ein wesentlicher Baustein für die Kreislaufwirtschaft und Energiewende; Stuttgart, 8.11.2012

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Article
Perspektiven für die Bioenergienutzung in Osteuropa

in:
Hrsg.: Thrän, D.; Pfeiffer, D.: Brückenschlag nach Osteuropa – Biomassepotenziale und –nutzungsoptionen in Russland, Weißrussland und der Ukraine; Schriftenreihe des BMUFörderprogramms "Energetische Biomassenutzung" No. 06; Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum DBFZ Leipzig

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Presentation
Overview of German Biogas Situation, perspectives and research activities

Presentation at the German-Swedish Biogas Workshop held in Güstrow/Rostock at 12nd October 2012

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Books

List of books:

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The biogas handbook: Science, production and applications

Cover The new handbook for biogas plant operators and planners Prof. Frank Scholwin contributed with a chapter on "Energy flows in biogas plants: analysis and implications for plant design". ... (more)


The Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology

Cover A Contribution to a leading sustainability science compendium. ... (more)


Management von Biogasprojekten

Cover Komplexes Detailwissen für wirtschaftlich optimierte Biogasprojekte ... (more)