Bioenergy


Are you interested in a tailor-made training?

The following sample training courses give an overview of possible topics we cover in our tailor-made trainings. The sample trainings can be used as basis to develop a tailor-made training for your company or organisation. If you are interested in a tailor-made training, please fill out this questionnaire and send it to Manolita Wiehl.

Manolita Wiehl
Head of Division
International Business Development and Sales
Tel: +49 (0)30 58 70870 63
Fax: +49 (0)30 58 70870 88
Email: wiehl[at]renac.de

Face-to-face trainings


Introduction to bioenergy

Biogas, solid biomass, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants, biofuels, sustainability aspects
 


Content:
 
  • Introduction to biogas, biomass and biofuel technologies
  • Sustainability aspects
  • Available technologies and their applications
  • Project development and implementation
  • Key success factors
  • Required legal frameworks and support mechanisms
  • Economic and financing aspects
  • Case study exercises
  • Excursion to outstanding bioenergy projects
 

Learning objectives:
 
  • Assess and classify bioenergy resources and technologies
  • Evaluate the costs and benefits of bioenergy projects
  • Explain the relevant steps for an efficient project management
  • Discuss legal frameworks and support mechanisms
 

Target group:
 
  • Project developers or engineers who want to expand their field of activities
  • Employees of public authorities, ministries and governmental and non governmental organisations
  • Farmers interested in Bioenergy
 
Duration:3 - 5 days


Understanding biogas plants

Anaerobic digestion, input substrates, digestate, design criteria, biogas yield
 


Content:
 
  • Technology review
  • Sustainability aspects
  • Classification of biogas plants
  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Biogas feedstock
  • Energetic conversion of biogas
  • Digestate as fertiliser
  • Development and feasibility assessment of biogas projects
  • Promotional frameworks and mechanisms
  • Costs, profitability and financing
  • Case study exercises
  • Excursion to outstanding biogas projects
 

Learning objectives:
 
  • Explain the characteristics of the available biogas technologies as well as the feedstock and output of a biogas plant
  • Calculate and evaluate the economic feasibility of a biogas plant
  • Discuss legal frameworks and support mechanisms
  • Evaluate the relevant steps when planning and implementing a biogas project
 

Target group:
 
  • Project developers or engineers who want to expand their field of activities
  • Employees of public authorities, ministries and governmental and non governmental organisations
  • Farmers interested in Biogas Technology
 
Duration:3 - 5 days


Biomass heat and power plants

Solid biomass, combustion, district heating, biomass resources, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants
 


Content:
 
  • Resources
  • Processing: thermo-chemical conversion, pyrolysis, gasification
  • Biomass technologies: biomass heat and power plants, biomass heating plants
  • Project development and implementation
  • Operation and Maintenance (O&M) of biomass heat and power plants
  • Economics
  • Required legal frameworks and support mechanisms
  • Case study exercises
  • Excursion to outstanding biomass projects
 

Learning objectives:
 
  • Classify the different resources of biomass as well as different processing technologies
  • Evaluate economic and technical feasibility of biomass projects
  • Discuss legal requirements and support mechanisms
  • Debate the advantages and challenges when using biomass as an energy resource
 

Target group:
 
  • Project developers or engineers who want to expand their field of activities
  • Employees of public authorities, ministries and governmental and non governmental organisations
  • Farmers interested in Biomass Technology
 
Duration:2 - 3 days


First and second generation of biofuels

Biodiesel, bioethanol, lignocellolosic biomass, biomass to liquid (BTL), sustainability aspects
 


Content:
 
  • Resources
  • Production of different biofuels
  • Specifications of biofuels
  • Applications
  • Project planning and development of biodiesel/ bioethanol production projects
  • Economics of biodiesel / bioethanol projects
  • Second generation: resources, technologies and conversion
  • Market development and legal frameworks
  • Sustainability aspects and certification
 

Learning objectives:
 
  • Classify the different resources and processing technologies
  • Evaluate economic and technical feasibility of biodiesel projects
  • Discuss legal requirements
  • Debate the advantages and challenges of biofuel plants
 

Target group:
 
  • Project developers or engineers who want to expand their field of activities
  • Employees of public authorities, ministries and governmental and non governmental organisations
  • Farmers interested in Biofuel Technology
 
Duration:2 - 3 days

Online trainings


Biogas – application

Anaerobic digestion, input substrates, digestate, biogas yield, biogas utilisation
 


Content:
 
  • Fundamentals
  • Classification
  • Components
  • Feedstock
  • Energetical conversion of biogas
  • Utilization of digestate
 
Learning objectives:

After completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Assess the potential of bioenergy and define basic terms of bioenergy
  • Classify the most frequent biogas system types, their components and purpose
  • Illustrate the basic functioning and biological processes of a biogas plant
  • Explain the different outputs of a biogas plant and their use
 
Target group:Anyone who is interested in renewable energy technologies
Duration:Ca. 2 - 3 weeks
Study time:Ca. 20 hours


Planning of medium-sized biogas plants

Feasibility study, design criteria, digestor, planning process, environmental standards
 


Content:
 
  • The anaerobic digestion process – Types of process and process parameters
  • Special Substrates and Sustainability
  • Special technologies for biogas production
  • Main Components
  • Biogas applications
  • Treatment of digestate
  • Example Biogas plant
  • Operation and maintenance
 
Learning objectives:

After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the anaerobic digestion process and relevant process parameters
  • Discuss special substrates and technologies for biogas production in connection with sustainability issues
  • Explain all necessary steps from planning to operation and maintenance
  • Present the functioning of system components and their respective applications
 
Target group:Professionals from the energy sector, engineers, project developers
Duration:Ca. 3 - 6 weeks
Study time:Ca. 40 hours