• BIOGAS AFRICA
    FORUM 2016

    11 - 13 JULY 2016
    Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel, NAIROBI, KENYA
  • BIOGAS AFRICA
    FORUM 2016

    DISTRIBUTED ENERGY DEVELOPMENT WITH BIOGAS IN AFRICA
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DISTRIBUTED ENERGY DEVELOPMENT WITH BIOGAS IN AFRICA

With its many ecological and societal benefits, biogas development for energy and compost has gained much attention all over Africa in recent years. From small scale distributed rural biogas projects to commercially viable biogas plants, biogas projects have sprung up all over countries in Africa as governments study the viability of biogas to replace traditional energy needs and deal with waste.

The Biogas Africa Forum will offer a unique platform to meet the key stakeholders in the biogas value chain, from investors and financiers, to feedstock owners, project developers and technology providers. The conference will be the platform to share common experiences, deliver solutions and overcome challenges and transfer competencies.


Conference

11 - 12 July 2016

 

Training

13 July 2016

 


Schedule

GERMAN BIOGAS TRAINING DAY (GBTD)

The German company Snow Leopard Projects, the Nairobi based Strathmore University, KIRDI & Sequa GmbH are setting up a biogas training and information centre at the Strathmore University as well as biogas lab capacity at KIRDI to educate AD-plant operators and biogas laboratory staff in the long run. The project partners, together with the German Biogas Association (FvB), will conduct specialised technical trainings for operating staff of biogas plants in Africa and advanced students that are aiming at a career in biogas.

BIOGAS BASICS

Opening remarks, introduction of the Strathmore University, KIRDI and Snow Leopard cooperation project

Overview on biogas systems; basics on feedstock and gas yields, types of Biogas plants, components and machines, energy and fertilizer production

Coffee Break

Section about commissioning process / plant operation, feedstock handling, lab analysis of substrates, operation parameters, troubleshooting

SAFETY AND QUALITY CRITERIA IN BIOGAS DEVELOPMENT

Safety aspects in biogas plants, reliable and stable system operation, explosion and fire protection, risk assessment and mitigation, healthy operation

Coffee Break

Workshop: Practical session on the calculation and rough dimensioning of a biogas plant. The trainer will guide the attendees on creating a biogas dimensioning model from scratch. In the process substrates will be introduced and can be varied by quantity and quality, biogas yields and methane content will be added and energy production will be calculated. The result will be a biogas dimensioning model from substrates to energy production

CONFERENCE DAY ONE

Registration

Opening Remarks

Charles Keter
Cabinet Secretary
MINISTRY OF ENERGY AND PETROLEUM, KENYA

Welcome Remarks

Michael Derus
Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Economic Affairs
GERMAN EMBASSY TO KENYA

OVERVIEW OF THE BIOGAS SECTOR IN KENYA

Eng. Issac Kiva
Director of Renewables
MINISTRY OF ENERGY AND PETROLEUM, KENYA


DEVELOPING THE RIGHT POLICIES AND FRAMEWORKS TO NUTURE THE GROWTH OF A SUSTAINABLE BIOGAS ECO-SYSTEM FOR AFRICA


Chris Wilson
Climate Change and Energy Director
KEPSA, KENYA


CREATING POWER FROM BIOGAS – TECHNOLOGY AND INTERNATIONAL PROJECT EXAMPLES

Alex Marshall
Group Marketing & Compliance Manager

CLARKE ENERGY

Networking Coffee Break

POWERING AGRICULTURE WITH BIOGAS

Kenda Mwenja
Senior Advisor, Sustainable Energy for Food, Powering Agriculture
GIZ

Romas Radtke
Consulting Engineer
AKUT CONSULTING

To be confirmed
SIM GAS

WILL THE BIOGAS SECTOR HOLD ANY PROMISE FOR AFRICA

David Jesse
CEO (Ag)
THE ASSOCIATION OF BIOGAS CONTRACTORS OF KENYA (ABC-K)

NETWORKING LUNCH


Integrated energy solutions from Germany

COMMERCIAL SCALE BIOGAS DIGESTOR DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA


• Project success stories,
• Challenges & solutions,
• Anaerobic digestion for fibre based feedstock,
• Waste-water treatment,
• Economic/business case of biogas consumption,
• Stable/reliable power supply

REDUCING YOUR ENERGY BILL:
INTEGRATED BIOGAS SOLUTIONS

Frank Hofmann
Consultant
GERMAN BIOGAS ASSOCIATION

Bernd Renner
Director
RENNER CONSULTING & ENGINEERING

Romas Radtke
Consulting Engineer
AKUT CONSULTING

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

COMMUNITY-LED PUBLIC BIO-WASTE CENTRES – AN
INTEGRATED APPROACH TO ENERGY, SANITATION
& WASTE MANAGEMENT

Fieke Geerts
Project Development Manager
BIOGAS TAITA


CASE STUDY: ECOSAN IN AFRICA

Lucy Wairimu
Consultant
ECOSAN
&
Patrick P. Onyango
Sanitation Team Leader
GTZ-WSRP, MINISTRY OF WATER & IRRIGATION

PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES OF BIOGAS DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

Nina Chioma Ani
MD/CEO

AVENAMN LINKS INTERNATIONAL, NIGERIA

END OF CONFERENCE DAY ONE

CONFERENCE DAY TWO

Registration

PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES OF BIOGAS DEVELOPMENT IN UGANDA

Michael Ahimbisibwe
Senior Energy Ocer
MINISTRY OF ENERGY AND MINERAL DEVELOPMENT, UGANDA

PROJECT DEVELOPMENT KEY-POINTS FOR TECHNICAL AND ECONOMICAL SUCCESS: FEEDSTOCK, DIGESTATE, LAND AND ENERGY

Flore Bazin
Head of International Department
NASKEO

Upgrading Biogas to Biomethane

COMPARING BETWEEN DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGIES
FOR BIOGAS UPGRADING

Bernd Renner
Director
RENNER CONSULTING & ENGINEERING

BIOGAS BUSES FOR URBAN TRANSPORT

Michael Kibui
CEO
SARD LIVESTOCK

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK


Funding and Financing

ACCESSING FINANCING AVAILABLE FOR BIOGAS DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: BIOGAS PROMOTION FUND

Caroline Toroitich
Renewable Energy Sector Leader
SNV KENYA

THE BIOGAS VALUE CHAIN: GETTING MORE OUT OF YOUR BIOGAS PROJECT

Vincent Choy
Secretary General
ASIA PACIFIC BIOGAS ALLIANCE

DOMESTIC BIO-DIGESTER MARKET DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: ROLE OF MARKETING HUBS AND CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTRES

Victoria Ndung’u – Ndirangu
Monitoring & Evaluation Manager/ Carbon Credit Advisor
AFRICA BIOGAS PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

Kevin Kinusu Kinyangi
Programme Manager
KENYA BIOGAS PROGRAM

NETWORKING LUNCH & END OF CONFERENCE

OPTIONAL SITE TOUR: KEEKONYOKIE BIOGAS PROJECT

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THE EXHIBITION

Exhibiting at the BIOGAS AFRICA FORUM 2016 is the best way to reach out to the right audience at the right time! Gain access to government officials, industry leaders and plantation owners as they look for the best solutions and people available to deliver their very own biogas projects!

 

 

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Phone : +65 6506 0954 | Mobile: +65 8427 2701 | Fax : +65 6749 7293

 

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Venue

THE BIOGAS AFRICA FORUM 2016 WILL BE HELD AT:

Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi, Kenya

The Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi hotel is a picturesque holiday and business destination that is among the best Nairobi has to offer. Located in the heart of Kenya’s capital, the hotel is conveniently situated so that guests enjoy easy access to nearby attractions, like the Karen Blixen Museum, Nairobi National Park, Nairobi National Museum, Karura Forest Reserve and Giraffe Centre. The hotel also offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy authentic African hospitality while being provided with services and amenities of an international standard.