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Network Meeting May 2015 Essen

The 3rd meeting of the ATBEST consortium took place at the Essen Campus of the University of Duisbury-Essen, Germany, on May 12th and 13th 2015.

This meeting served as the project's mid-term review, where a representative of the EC Research Executive Agency attended to check on the progress made in the project. ATBEST Coordinator, Sam McCloskey, provided the assessor with an overview of the project and the ATBEST fellows gave a non-technical presentation on themselves and their activities in the project as well as poster presentations on their scientific progress. 

An industrial session was also held, with representations from Professor Burkhard Teichgräber from ATBEST Associate Partner Emschergenossenschaft; Dr Christian Wolf from GECOC at CUAS and Roel Swierenga from 928 Revolution

The presentations and posters can be downloaded from the links below:


ATBEST - A Mid Term UpdateSam McCloskey, ATBEST Coordinator


Researcher presentations and posters

Work Package 2 - Feedstock Sustainability and Digestion

ESR 2.1: Sustainability and Life Cycle Assessment of feedstock digestion systemsMarkus Voelklein (UCC) (Poster)

ESR 2.2: Synergies from co-digestion of grass silage with other feedstocksHimanshu (TEAGASC) (Poster)

ESR 2.3: Viscosity characteristics of CSTR biogas processes as affected by substrate compositionLuka Šafaric (LIU) (Poster)

ER 2.4: Development of macroalgae as substrate for biogas productionFrancesco Ometto (SBF) (Poster)


Work Package 3 – Process Monitoring

ESR 3.1: Genomic optimisation of hydrolysis in biogas productionJoanna Grebosz (QUB) (Poster)

ESR 3.2: Analysis of anaerobic fermentation process by online spectroscopic UV/Vis, NIR and MIR measurementRobin Eccleston (CUAS) (Poster)


Work Package 4 – Biogas Upgrading and Supply

ESR 4.1: Combined H2S and CO2 removal process for upgrading biogasKeren Jenifer Rajavelu(UDE) (Poster)

ESR 4.2: Novel technologies for integrated biogas separation and compressionJing-Xiao Liang (QUB) (Poster)


Work Package 5 - Optimum Biogas Utilisation

ESR 5.1: Surplus electricity to biogas via hydrogenNikoletta Giantsiou (UDE) (Poster)

ESR 5.2: Micro-reforming of biogas for micro-combined heat and power generationFabio De Rosa (QUB) (Poster)

ESR 5.3: Biogas distribution concepts for the transportation sectorChristian Jenne (UDE) (Poster)

ESR 5.4: Applications of biogas in chemical energy and liquid fuel productionRawan Hakawati (QUB) (Poster)

ER 5.5: Developing strategies to facilitate integration of biogas into the existing  gas infrastructureLaura Gil Carrera (GNI) (Poster)

ESR 5.6: Digestate distribution for large biogas plants; storage and transportPaz Vilanova Plana (UDE) (Poster)


Industrial Session

Strategic aspects of biogas plant operationProf. Dr-Ing. Burkhard Teichgräber (Emschergenossenschaft)

Development of an optimal AD Control for a Semi-Centralized Supply and Treatment System in ChinaDr Christian Wolf (CUAS)

Experiences in conversion of petroleum motorcars to compressed natural gasRoel Swierenga (928 Revolution)


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