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Markus Voelklein


Markus Voelklein

Place of birth

Oettingen, Germany


Diplom-Ingenieur (FH) in Biotechnology (University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan)

Master of Engineering Science in Sustainable Energy (University College Cork)

Relevant experience

Diplom-Ingenieur  thesis: “Energy balance of biogas production in terms of an optimised hydrolysis” at the Fraunhofer Research Institute in Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany

Master thesis: “Energy balance of two phase anaerobic food waste digestion” at the Environmental Research Institute in Cork, Ireland

Work placement in Dunedin, New Zealand at Waste Solutions. A consulting and designing company for wastewater treatment and biogas technology

Research interests

Optimisation of biogas applications, full scale operation of biogas plants , sustainability and LCA analysis of innovative methane applications, biological methanation &  Sabatier process, demand driven biogas production

Current research

Multiphase digestion

Demand driven biogas/electricity production

Upgrading  of biogas with hydrogen (Sabatier



Interests/ hobbies

Swimming, snowboarding