Training courses

Training activities are crucial for local administrators



Training courses will be tailored for regional and municipal administrations on biogas using substrates from agricultural and urban spheres. To this end, the topic will be dealt with a systematic approach to provide an exhaustive overview of the points that contribute to the successful implementation of entrepreneurial initiatives. The topics range from purely technological information to regulatory and authoritative procedures which, according to the latest guidelines, should always take into account the principles of sustainability (environmental, economic and social).

The actions will take place in two Regions, Marche and Puglia, chosen due to:

– their geographical representativeness (Center and South Italy),

– the significant potential for the development of biogas,

– the cumbersome nature of authorization procedures,

– low participation and hence limited social consensus,

– the availability of local governments.

the courses

Duration of each course: 4 days (5 hours per day) for a total of 20 hours divided in two sessions of 10 hours; the programmes will be respectively on:

  • Environmental and Technological Topics
  • Regulatory aspects

topics and lecturers

All the topics addressed will be elaborated by lecturers, with a constant focus on environmental, social, economic sustainability.

The experts selected for the lectures will be well-known researchers and professionals with proven experience in information and dissemination activities.

proposed titles of the talks

  • “What is a biogas plant, from diet to regulatory and technological issues”
  • “Digestion, analysis and insights on regulatory opportunities and issues”
  • “Agro-environmental themes, concept of territorial sustainability (dedicated crops) availability of biomass, effects on the territory”
  • “International and National Focus on Technologies for Biogas and Biomethane Production, Sustainable Emission Concepts and COT”
  • “Bioenergy: European and National strategies. Environmental policies and regulations. Reference norms – Paradoxes of legislation (inconsistencies between the determination of the legislator and the effective application of the prescriptions in the operational realities). Proposal of a national law on Participatory Processes “
  • “Good Practices, Case Studies”
  • The importance of Participatory Processes in Social Consensus Initiatives: the role of facilitator and the effectiveness of proper communication
  • Each day will be closed by an hour of “lab” activity: group work, video and local issues analysis.


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