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16 Jul 2007 the basis for a wider public and private acceptance and participation in this renewable energy technology, using Ghana as a case study

    Short Course on Biogas Production for Thermal Energy and Power Generation

    16 & 20 July 2007, La Palm Hotel Accra, Ghana

Overview

    The Biogas Short Course seeks to share practical experience and lessons from implementing biogas projects in Ghana, and to generate discussions on strategies for the implementation of biogas technology, the legal and regulatory framework for the facilitation of the technology as well as creation of the basis for a wider public and private acceptance and participation in this renewable energy technology, using Ghana as a case study.

Objectives

    Short Course on biogas production aims to: The

    - create awareness on potential of biogas production for energy utilization - provide insight into practical processes involved in biogas production

    - indicate the environmental benefits in the use of biogas

    - discuss legal and regulatory framework for effective implementation and broader

    dissemination of the biogas technology

    - provide an opportunity for experts, academicians, policy makers, the business community

    and others to exchange and share experiences in biogas production.

Programme

    The short course is being organised back-to-back with the First International Conference on Environmental Research Technology and Policy (ERTEP 2007). The course component will cover two days; the first day involving lectures delivered by experienced resource person will precede the conference while the second day of the short course involving field visits will follow immediately after the conference. The Agenda for Day 1 is outline on the next page.

Who should attend?

    Private entrepreneurs already involved or interested in biogas business development, and middle management, academicians, researchers, and staff from government sectors, local authorities, NGOs, universities and other relevant organisations interested in renewable energy resources.

Registration

There is a Short Course Registration Fee of US$250 which covers:

- Admission to Short Course, Monday 16 July 2007 (Day 1)

    - Course materials

    - Visit to the biogas installations near Accra, Friday 20 July (Short Course Day 2)

Interested participants should visit the ERTEP Conference website (www.ertep2007.uwo.ca)

    for further instructions or send an email to the Course Manager, Dr Moses Mensah <mymens@gmx.net>.

    Agenda for ERTEP 2007 Short Course on Biogas Project Development

Day 1: Monday 16 July 2007

9 am Opening

     Welcome Address: Prof Abeeku Brew-Hammond

     Course Outline: Dr Moses Mensah

     Key note Address: Dr Kwame Ampofo, MP

10 am Coffee Break

    10:30 am Domestic Applications of Biogas (Design, Project Implementation and

    Financial Analysis) and Policy/ Regulatory Issues

     Lecturer: Mr Wisdom Ahiataku-Togobo

    12:30 am Lunch Break

    2 pm Commercial/Industrial Applications of Biogas (Design, Project

    Implementation and Financial Analysis) and Environmental Implications

     st 1 Lecturer: Dr Moses Mensah

    3:30 pm Coffee Break

     nd4 pm 2 Lecturer: Dr Elias Aklaku

    5:30 pm Closing Session

    6 pm: Cocktail Reception

    N.B. There will be a post-conference tour to practical biogas installations in and

    around Accra on Friday 20 July 2007 (Day 2 of the Short Course). The tour will be led

    by Resource Persons from the College of Engineering at Kwame Nkrumah University of

    Science and Technology (KNUST) and the Industrial Research Institute of the Council

    for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).

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