BIOFEGG –project seminar and networking event 18.02.2020


When: 18.02.2020 at 11:45-16:15 
Where: Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, TAITO 1 auditorium


The Biogas for Future Electric and Gas Grids (BIOFEGG) project (2018-2020) works to develop new control methods for anaerobic digestion process, a novel siloxane removal solution and upgrading method for biogas, as well as a method for terpene analysis from biogas. The project also demonstrates a recently developed innovative real-time monitoring system for the biogas quality.

The three-year project is part of ERA-NET Bioenergy and implemented by universities, research organizations and companies in Finland, Sweden and Austria. The Austrian FFG, Swedish Energimyndigheten and Business Finland fund the project. The project also receives industry funding.  

We aim to enable flexible future use of biogas by developing an efficient and cost-effective cleaning solution for biogas produced according to the principles of sustainable development. In addition to research organizations and universities industry participants are implementing two parallel projects.

As a part of the project dissemination activities, we are organizing a seminar and networking event in order to present our project results so far and provide an opportunity for the biogas industry and stakeholders to network. In addition, there will be a discussion on the biogas industry’s opportunities and challenges. 

The event is free of charge, but registration is required.

Event programme:

11:45 Opening the event and introducing the BIOFEGG project
Mr. Antti Rimpiläinen, project manager, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences

12:00 Reducing the siloxane problem by use of a two step anaerob degradation 
Ms. Luisa Niero, PhD Student, Luleå University of Technology

12:20 Siloxane removal by adsorption
Dr. Esther Takaluoma, Kajaani University of Applied Sciences 

12:40 Experiences from the Austrian geopolymer pilot
Mr. Lukas Knoll, Junior researcher BEST Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH

13:00 Development of robust water scrubber for light upgrading and trace gas removal
Mr. Juha Luostarinen, Head designer, R&D, trial services, Metener Ltd. 

Development of biogas upgrading and bioprocess management
Mr. Markku Pelkonen, Biogas research, Jahotec Ltd. 

13:40 Coffee break and networking

14:15 Discussion on the situation of biogas industry in Europe – What are the challenges and opportunities?
Introduction by Susanna Pflüger, Secretary General, European Biogas Association (via remote connection)

Susanna Pflüger, Secretary General, European Biogas Association
Dr. Anders Lagerkvist, Senior Professor, Luleå University of Technology
Dr. Bernhard Drosg, Area Manager, BEST Bioenergy and Sustainable Technologies GmbH

15:00 Closing remarks

15:15 Lab visit

16:00 Finish the seminar day 

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More information about the seminar:
Antti Rimpiläinen
Project Manager