Research project ORBIT II

Expansion of a highly efficient trickle bed bioreactor and optimization of the methanation plant for commercial industrial use

2nd ORBIT-Workshop on the 5th and 6th of October, 2023:

Advances in biological methanation:
Microbes as game changers for a sustainable future

As part of the ORBIT II research project, an annual workshop is organized on current topics related to biological methanation. The second workshop “Advances in biological methanation: Microbes as game changers for a sustainable future” addresses the biological facets of methanation.

Against the backdrop of the current energy and climate crisis, we want to present background information on biological methanation and potential solutions for the production of green methane with selected experts in a workshop on the 5th and 6th of October 2023. In addition to technical presentations, various workshops and poster presentations will shed light on far-reaching biological aspects in what is otherwise a very technical and applied field of research.

Further information will be published here soon. Registration for the workshop will be activated via this page in June.

Speakers confirmed so far:

  • Guillaume Borrel, PhD (Paris / FR)
  • Dr Harald Huber (Straubing / DE)
  • Dr Florian Mayer (Texel / NL)
  • Dr Bastian Molitor (Tübingen / DE)
  • Prof Nicolas Plumeré (Straubing / DE)
  • Prof Michael Rother (Dresden / DE)
  • Prof Cornelia Welte (Nimwegen / NL)
  • Dr Robert Bauer (Straubing / DE)
  • Marianna Luongo (Straubing / DE)
  • Dr Daniel Eckl (Regensburg / DE)
  • Linda Dengler (Straubing / DE)


Agenda of the 2nd ORBIT workshop


Flyer of the 2nd ORBIT Workshop

Click here for the flyer of the 2nd ORBIT workshop: Download Flyer ORBIT II Workshop

Highlights of the 1st ORBIT Workshop "Renewable Gas - The Forgotten Energy Source"

Downloads of the 1st ORBIT Workshop