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Jörgen Held appointed to the assessment committee

Jörgen Held, BEIC and Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen, Aalborg University were appointed to the assessment committee in relation to the PhD defense by Cristina Landt at Roskilde University.

The thesis, “Forretningsmodeller for biogas – I et cirkulært økonomisk perspektiv”, deals with the development of the Danish biogas sector and five biogas facilities using manure as co-substrate are analysed in detail in terms of ownership, business model, input and output streams, process parameters and economy.

BEIC presented the COASTAL Biogas project

Jörgen Held was invited to present the COASTAL Biogas project at the GREATER Bio digital seminar on the 17th of September in Malmö. Sonia Denkiewicz, Skåne Energy Agency opened the seminar, Jens Almqvist, KRINOVA presented the CONTRA project and Tyge Kjaer, Roskilde University presented the Solröd Biogas plant.

Click here to take part of the COASTAL Biogas project presentation (PowerPoint).
Click here to see and listen to the recorded presentation (video)

PhD position available

The Institute of Environmental Biotechnology at the Dept. IFA-Tulln, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna is looking for highly qualified candidates with master’s degrees to apply for a PhD position.
The project: BESTECH ”Bio-Electric Syngas Technology For The Production Of Biomass Derived Biofuels And Platform Chemicals”.

For more info: PhD_offer

New publication: LFG Baltic – Best Practice and Lessons Learned report

As a result of the LFG Baltic project the experiences of landfill gas extraction and utilisation in Lithuania, Poland and Sweden have been compiled in a report. Furthermore two innovative landfill gas technologies developed in Denmark and Iceland have been added.

The information has been gathered by Dr. Andrius Tamosiunas, deputy director Lithuanian Energy Institute, Dr. Robert Aranowski, Gdansk University of Technology and Dr. Jörgen Held, CEO Baltic Energy Innovation Centre. International landfill gas experts, invited to the LFG Baltic seminar organised in collaboration with REGATEC 2019, have contributed with important input.

As a result of the European Landfill Directive less and less organic material is landfilled and by time the methane content in the landfill gas decreases. In order to take advantage of the energy content in the extracted landfill gas technologies able to use landfill gas with low methane content are of great interest. In the report several such technologies are presented, such as Micro turbines, Stirling engines, dual fuel engines and thermal oxidisers.

2nd COASTAL Biogas conference and study tour to Solrød

The 2nd COASTAL Biogas conference takes place 13 November at Roskilde University, Denmark. The next day (14 Nov) there is a study tour to Solrød biogas plant. Solrød is the only facility in the Baltic Sea region (perhaps in the world) where cast seaweed is co-digested in industrial scale.

The conference including the lunch and the coffee breaks and the study tour are free of charge but limited to 50 participants.

For more info on the programme and how to register please visit