Certified Renewable Energy Project Developer: Biogas

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This online training explains the most important economic aspects of renewable energy project planning. It describes the methodologies of different support mechanisms and conveys knowledge of legal and regulatory frameworks. Participants will learn which parameters are used to assess the bankability of renewable energy projects, and understand a banker’s view on risks related to PV, wind and biogas projects. The course includes a checklist for the project developer to ensure that all data that the bank requires is ordered and complete. The elective course allows insights in the planning process for a medium to large-scale biogas plant - from the earliest stages to implementation.

Introductory courses

Each participant will have access to short introductory courses on energy and electricity topics to learn or revise the basics. These courses are not mandatory, and will not be covered in the exam.

Economics courses

  • Methodology of project valuation
  • Support mechanisms for renewable energy projects
  • Renewable energy project finance

Biogas

  • The anaerobic digestion process – Types of process and process parameters
  • Special substrates and sustainability
  • Special technologies for biogas plants and main components
  • Biogas application
  • Treatment of digestate
  • Example Biogas plant
  • Feasibility studies
  • Realisation
  • Safety aspects
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Operation and maintenance

Study time: About 130 hours

Detailed course description: A detailed course description is available for download here.

E-learning platform: Access the demo course on our e-learning platform.

Contact

Raquel Cascales
Project Director E-Learning and Blended Learning
Tel: +49 (0) 30 526 895 877
Fax: +49 (0) 30 526 895 899
Email: cascales[at]renac.de

This training suits those who:

  • Are charged with setting the scene for a renewable energy project
  • Need to deal with various stakeholders in a project appraisal process
  • Will supervise the implementation of a biogas plant

After the seminar, you will be able to:

  • Calculate relevant economic parameters of a renewable energy project
  • Decide which support mechanisms are applicable
  • Prepare the data required for a bankability assessment
  • Define the necessary steps from planning to O&M for the elective technology

Upon successful finalisation of the training, you will receive a RENAC Certificate.

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Certified Renewable Energy Project Developer: Biogas

Highlights

  • Flexibility to study at any time and from any location
  • Extensive support and live virtual classrooms
  • Multimedia learning material and self-evaluation tests
  • Certified by the "Staatliche Zentralstelle für Fernunterricht - ZFU" (German Authority for Distance Learning)
  • RENAC certificate upon successful finalisation of the training
  • 10% discount for early bird registration

Available dates & times

Next Date Location Language Registration deadline Lecturers Price € Early bird € Valid until  
01.04.19 - 30.09.19 Online EN 27.03.2019
1.190,00 1.071,00 1.071,00 20.02.2019

Lecturers

Alexander Boensch, RENAC
Current position:
Before joining RENAC’s Green Banking Team in 2016, Alexander Boensch frequently provided seminars, course design concepts and e-learning content for RENAC since 2008.

Professional experience:
Mr Boensch trained as a Financial Economist and held postgraduate positions in the banking and finance industry with a sector focus on energy for five years. Since 2003, he has been working as a Finance Consultant for renewable energy project developers, financial investors and public utilities being in charge of structured and corporate finance, risk and treasury management, procurement of capital, bank marketing and M&A activities. During the last twelve years of working in the European renewable energy industry, Mr Boensch was involved in renewable energy projects with an installed capacity of more than 750MW and successfully raised capital of approx. 1.3 billion EUR. In addition to his work in renewable energy finance consulting and training, Mr Boensch lectures on academic courses on corporate finance, capital markets and renewable energy economics at different academic institutions. He is also a member of the investment decision-making board of a well-established German investment company that exclusively funds renewable energy assets.

Education:
Alexander Boensch has a Master’s degree (M.A.) in International Economics and a degree in Business Administration, Finance and Strategic Management.
Anja Haupt, RENAC
Current position:
Since 2013 Anja is mainly active as a project director in RENAC’s bioenergy department. She has been designing seminars, developing curricula and training materials, and conducting the overall project management of trainings and other capacity building measures in this sector.

Professional experience:
Anja Haupt has been working at Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG since February 2008. She has been contributing to a broad range of capacity building projects. Anja has been leading the activities of RENAC Mexico by establishing a training center for solar technologies in the country, has been working as consultant at the Export Initiative Renewables Made in Germany, and has also been working as lecturer for communication-related topics. In the beginnings of the company she had set-up the PR and marketing department, by establishing the corporate communication strategy, setting up the corporate image and communication channels and implementing corresponding measures such as developing RENAC’s marketing materials.

Education:
Anja has a degree in cultural studies from Bauhaus University more recently an MSc in Renewable Energies from the HAW Hamburg. Anja has lived and worked in the USA, Italy, Spain and Thailand, and speaks English, Spanish, Italian, French and Russian.
Lars Koerner, RENAC
Current position:
Lars Koerner joined Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG in May 2014 as Project Director. He coordinates and conducts training programs at Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG mainly in the field of solar energy systems. Off-grid systems and PV-Diesel-Hybrid mini-grids for rural electrification or industrial applications are his special interest.

Professional experience:
Before joining RENAC Lars gained seven years of experience as project engineer and senior product manager at SolarWorld AG where he also managed several rural electrification projects. His experience in the area of solar energy spans further through his work at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Almeria, Spain and Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg, Germany. He is an expert in sizing and simulation of solar energy systems and the co-author on off-grid systems in Earthscan’s 3rd edition of “Planning and Installing Photovoltaic Systems”.

Education:
Lars holds an engineering diploma in Environmental Engineering / Renewable Energies and is also a state-licensed electrician.
Mario Alabi Ramos, Dyscresa
Current position:
Mario Alabi has been working in different fields of renewable energies. Since 2015 he worked as lecturer for RENAC and runs lectures in small hydro, Hybrid Diesel PV, wind turbines and solar thermal.

Professional experience:
In 2017 he collaborates in the construction of a 5MW solar PV park.

Education:
Mario has a Master in Business Administration and a Bachelor in Electronic Engineering.
Matthis Brinkhaus, RENAC
Current position:
Matthis Brinkhaus joined the Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG in September 2013. He was working first as a project assistant in the advanced online training of the capacity building programme on renewable energy & grid integration (ReGrid). Since June 2015 he has been working as a project manager in the three-year capacity building programme on renewable energy & grid integration (CapREG). He mainly develops new learning materials for the online training but he is also involved in face-to-face trainings and development of mobile exhibitions.

Professional experience:
Before joining RENAC, Matthis gained experience in different fields of energy at home and abroad. He worked for a German company developing hydrogen fuel cells, for a consultancy of the Indian solar market based in New Delhi and for a German company involved in micro-energy projects.

Education:
Matthis Brinkhaus studied Engineering and Business Management. He did his Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences Ansbach and his Master of Science at the Technical University of Berlin, graduating in May 2015. Throughout his studies he focussed on energy technology and energy economics. In his Master thesis he investigated the Indian balancing power market. Matthis speaks German and English and has advanced knowledge in French.
Bernd Wollwerth-Carl, RENAC
Current position:
Bernd Wollwerth-Carl has been working in different fields of renewable energies for almost 20 years and has been with Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG since March 2017. At RENAC he leads the Solar Energy department and in this role he gives lectures, runs seminars and workshops, and coordinates all solar energy projects.

Professional experience:
After finishing his studies, Bernd started working in different fields of bioenergy (process engineering of biodiesel plants, operation of biogas plants, R&D for biogas liquefaction, etc.). In 2003 he joined the German Energy Agency (dena) where he was responsible for the bioenergy sector within the “Export Initiative Renewable Energies”. Here he implemented several large projects including the first PV roof top project of dena’s “solar roof program” in Athens. Later he worked for an energy supply company where he designed, developed and implemented bioenergy heat supply projects all over Germany. Thereafter he worked for three years as manager of the bioenergy department and later as International Sector Manager “Energy Companies” for the consulting company Ecofys GmbH where he implemented several large bioenergy studies. In 2009 he founded the company KWA Eviva GmbH and worked there as CEO as well as project developer for large-scale PV power plants in Germany, in Turkey and further countries abroad. At KWA Eviva GmbH he realized several large-scale ground-mounted PV plants.

Education:
Bernd has a diploma in Environmental Engineering.

Testimonials

"If you want to be a renewable energy project developer, RENAC is the best place to start. I learned a lot in easily manageable ways with much important materials"
Tadesse Tujuba Kenea, Certified Renewable Energy Project Developer, 2017

"I attended the course to get a complete understanding of the project development phase starting from the basics and it is exactly what i got. The way in which the entire course was laid out covering all aspects of project development was very impressive. The case studies and virtual classrooms help to get more than just a theoretical understanding of the subject and enabled me to quickly implement it at work without much difficulties. Thanks RENAC for the course"
Vinodh Gopal, Clean Energy Professional, India, Certified Renewable Energy Project Developer, 2017

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