Welcome to Anearobic Digestion for Waste Treatment and Renewable Energy Production


Anaerobic digestion (AD) – the microbial degradation of biomass without oxygen – is recognized as sustainable waste treatment process for both producing renewable energy in the form of biogas and recycling nutrients as a fertilizer product. Optimization of the AD process includes increasing the specific methane yield, adaptation to new biomass resources and new treatment concepts to increase the benefits over feedstock costs.

The aim of the course is to give insight into the fundamental laws and the technology of anaerobic digestion as a process for waste treatment and renewable energy production. It will give an overview of the microbiology of the process and its application for large-scale processes.

The course will deal with the following topics: The AD pathway and the involved microbial groups; inhibition and adaptation mechanisms; monitoring and control of the AD process; reactor design for anaerobic treatment of waste, wastewater and energy crops; low and high-tech process design, sustainability of AD; synergy of AD and agriculture; AD in the biorefinery context.

The course is targeted for Ph.D. students, Research assistants and employees from industries working on Anaerobic Digestion processes. The course will be scheduled back-to-back to the Ph.D. course on “Biorefineries” (June 13-17, 2016), also given at the Section for Sustainable Biotechnology.

Organizer: Associate Professor Hinrich Uellendahl, e-mail: hu@bio.aau.dk

Lecturers: Peter Westermann, Hinrich Uellendahl, National and international experts from industry and academia

ECTS: 3.0

Time: Juni 6-10, 2016

Place: Section for Sustainable Biotechnology, Aalborg University Copenhagen

A.C. Meyers Vænge 15

Zip code: 2450

City: Copenhagen SV

Number of seats: Approx 20 (5 from AAU, 5 from other Danish universities, 10 from abroad)

Deadline: May 16, 2016

Important information concerning PhD courses We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.