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Position: CEO and Senior Expert Consultant

Organisation: International Biogas and Bioenergy Centre of Competence IBBK

Bio: With a Masters Degree as an Agricultural Biologist and as a trained Master Farmer, Michael Köttner is professionally involved in Biogas and Bioenergy Technologies for over 30 years.

His portfolio ranges from professional services as a scientist, expert trainer and consulting engineer in the field of biogas, biomethane, organic waste treatment in Germany, Europe, Canada and South Africa, to being the founding member and CEO from 1991 to 2000 in Europe’s biggest organisation the German Biogas Association with almost 5000 members today.

Since 2000 he is CEO and senior expert consultant of the International Biogas and Bioenergy Center of Competence IBBK and Vice-chairman of the German Society for sustainable Biogas and Bioenergy Utilisation GERBIO. The main focus of his work is expert, consulting and training work in all aspects of biogas and bioenergy technology as well as ecological sanitation in a regional, national and international context.

Michael is a biogas technology and policy specialist with a broad expertise in the design and planning of agricultural and industrial biogas and bioenergy applications covering:

– specialized digester and installation technology,
– dry and solids fermentation,
– recycling technologies and nutrient recovery in agriculture and industry,
– energy production from agricultural, communal and industrial effluents,
– quality control, pre- and post technology assessments
– biogas and landfill gas process upgrading,
– biomethane or Renewable Natural Gas as vehicle fuel

Due to IBBK’s worldwide network and its activities in European Biogas networks he additionally possesses good knowledge about biogas related issues (e.g. Anaerobic digestion technology, dry digestion, waste water and distillery waste digestion) in different countries.

Current assignments in his work are as a state approved biogas extension officer, process design expert, international trainer, expert witness in arbitrations and consultant of sales transactions for national and international Investment Funds.

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