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After the successful editions in Germany, Austria and Hungary it is our pleasure to invite you to the 4th BIOGAS SCIENCE conference which will be held in Torino, Italy, between the 17th and 19th September 2018.

The programme will include a wide range of topics: from microbiology to production and utilization of biogas, from digestate post treatment and best use in agriculture to life cycle and life cost assessment. The conference will be the occasion for networking between industry, research and production sectors.

The Biogas Science 2018 will be organized by the Department of Agricultural Forest and Food Sciences (DISAFA) of the University of Torino and will be held at the Lingotto Conference Center - few metro stations away from Torino downtown.


3.500 characters (including spaces) abstract submission deadline January 31st, 2018
Notification of acceptance/rejection abstract March 30th, 2018
Extended abstract submission deadline

April 30th, 2018 
May 7th, 2018

Request for extended abstracts revision

May 25th, 2018
June 15th, 2018

Final extended abstract submission deadline
June 29th, 2018
July 4th, 2018
Early Bird registration deadline

April 27th, 2018
May 7th, 2018



Latest news

Hotel booking


The Hotel booking for the International Congress on Anaerobic Digestion – Biogas Science 17-19 September 2018 is open.

Please click here* to read the useful information and book your hotel accommodation.

Due to the high season and, consequently, the reduced hotels availability,we strongly recommend you to book your accommodation in advance and preferably within the end of July.


On-line registration is now available


On-line registration is now available

Click here to register! 

Notification of acceptance/rejection abstract extended


Due to the significant number of abstracts submitted to the Conference, some members of the Scientific Committee are still working on the reviewing process. For that reason the date for notification of acceptance/rejection has been postponed to March the 30th, 2018.

The new deadline for notification of acceptance/rejection is now March 30th 2018.

The Scientific Committee would like to thank all authors who have submitted an abstract(s) for the Conference.

LAST abstract submission deadline


Due to several further requests the Conference organizers have agreed to extend for the very last time the deadline for abstracts submission. 

The new - and last - deadline for abstract submission is now January 31st 2018. 

Please note that after that date the platform will be offline

Call for abstracts


Call for abstracts is now open. The Scientific Committee invites authors to submit abstracts for presentation at the 4th Biogas Science Conference. Submissions are sought for oral and posters presentations and can be made via the online submission system. Deadline for submission is November 30th, 2017.


Scientific Programme

Biogas 4.0: moving towards a self-sustainable biogas sector

The scientific programme will include poster, plenary sessions with keynote speakers and parallel sessions on September 17th and 18th. Study tours are scheduled for September 19th.

The purpose of the Biogas Science 2018 conference is to provide a platform for scientific exchange of knowledge concerning technology, agronomy, chemistry & biology and economy within the anaerobic digestion sector.

A tentative programme will be published soon.


iconsprite1-83.png1. Substrates for AD

  • Industrial & Municipal organic waste
  • Solid waste management
  • Energy crops
  • Co-digestion
  • By products for AD
  • Pre-treatments

iconsprite2.png2. Gas Technology

  • Biogas upgrading
  • Bio-hydrogen
  • Odour emissions
  • Gas grids
  • Energy providers
  • Power authorities

iconsprite3.png3. Process Technology

  • Hydrolysis
  • R & D
  • Technical innovation
  • Early warning systems
  • Process control

iconsprite4.png4. Microbiology

  • Population analysis and tuning
  • Metabolic studies
  • Microorganisms as additives
  • Enzymes in AD
  • Algae in AD
  • Fungi in AD

iconsprite5.png5. Life cycle and life cost assessment

  • GHG and ammonia emission
  • Supply chain management
  • Feed in tariffs
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Life cost assessment
  • Critical success factors

iconsprite6.png6. Digestate post treatment and agronomic utilization

  • Digestate processing
  • Plant nutrients use efficiency
  • C stability and sequestration
  • Potential risks to agronomic utilization
  • Machineries for application

Extended abstracts submission

The Scientific Committee has completed the abstracts review and instructions for extended abstracts submission are now available on the conference website.

Please click here to read the guidelines and submit your extended abstract.

Deadline for extended abstracts submission was May 7th, 2018 - h 12:00

Authors who have not received the review result by the deadline on June 15th, will receive it within the first few days of the next week.

Final extended abstract submission deadline is June 29th, 2018 July 4th, 2018

Only abstracts of registered participants will be included in the book of abstracts/electronic proceedings.

Don't forget to click here to register

Biogas Science 2018 Organising Secretariat

Registration Fees

(Fee in Euros, VAT included)

Fees Registration and Payment 
within 7th May 2018 
(Early Bird)
Registration and Payment 
after 7th May 2018 
Academics & Industrial Employess € 490,00 € 590,00
Academics & Industrial Empolyees C.I.B. Members    € 440,00 € 530,00
Students € 290,00 € 340,00
Social Dinner € 60,00 € 60,00
Technical Tour on 19th September** € 25,00 € 25,00

The full registration fee for the participants covers conference materials, attendance to all Sessions, lunches and coffee-breaks.

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** Technical Tour

A study tour will take place on the last day of the conference (September the 19th).

The visits will be devoted to both municipal and agricultural biogas plants operating in Torino and Cuneo Provinces. A field demonstration of machineries/solutions for the agronomic valorization of digestate will also be organized.

The study tour will last the whole day (estimated departure of the bus from Torino downtown: 8.00am; estimated arrival time to Torino downtown between 6,30 and 7.00 pm).

A more detailed program will be available soon.

Registration and attendance fee are compulsory. Remaining places (if any) can be booked at the registration desk on the first day of the conference.

Hotel Reservation

Hotel reservation can be made by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.
You will be asked to create a personal account, through which you will be able to see the hotels available (including room types* and rates), make your reservation and even cancel it.
After completing your booking, you will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.
Please note that you won't be asked to perform any payment at this stage. The credit card details required will be used by the hotel to secure your reservation.

*Please note that DUS = Double for sole occupancy

City Tax not included. Please note that the city tax varies according to hotel category.

Hotel Category City Tax per person per night
2 star hotel 2,30 €
3 star hotel 2,80 €
4 star hotel 3,70 €
5 star hotel 5,00 €

Participants are also invited to select and book hotels on their own as rates might be variable (they are becoming more and more market dependant).


Hotel reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card.
Before closing your hotel booking, you will be asked to provide the credit card details to secure your reservation.
Prepaid cards when accepted must cover at least one night reservation.

Please note that this website is highly protected by a secure connection: 

Reservation can be made by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.
You will be asked to create a personal account, through which you will be able to view hotels available (including room types and rates), make your reservation and even cancel it.
After completing your booking, you will receive an automatic confirmation via e-mail.


Very important note: 
the hotel allotment has been settled for conference dates (check in: 16/09/2018 check out: 19/09/2018). If you wish to book a room also for the previous weekend or the following one, please send an e-mail to our booking office (accommodationbiogasscience2018@axeacongress.com) and we will be pleased to assist you.

Hotel reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card.
Before completing your hotel booking, you will be asked to give your credit card information to guarantee your reservation. Please note that this website is highly protected so that your credit card information will be viewed just by the hotel you choose.

Cancellation policy
Each hotel has its own cancellation policy. We kindly invite you to read it carefully before making your reservation.

Hotel payment and payment of extra charges (city tax and, if any: dinner, telephone, drinks, etc.) have to be settled by participants at check-out time.

If you wish to proceed with your hotel booking, please click here.


Participants are also invited to select and book accommodation on their own as rates might be variable (they are becoming more and more market dependant).



Here a few links that might be useful on your research:








Conference Venue


Via Nizza 280
10126 Torino, Italy

The Centro Congressi Lingotto was built between 1917 and 1922. Lingotto was designed by architect Giacomo Mattè Trucco in a rationalist, innovative style. The building symbolised a turning point in the development of Italian industry, marking the end of one era and the start of another.

Many generations of workers have been employed in the workshops of this great industrial complex, manufacturing not only cars but also aero engines, commercial vehicles and household appliances.

Having already undergone many renovations over the years in response to changing industrial needs, in 1985 the factory ceased production.

In 1989 an international competition was launched to transform the Lingotto industrial area into a modern multifunctional centre.

These were years of frenetic activity, as the winning project by Genoese architect Renzo Piano– designer of the Beaubourg in Paris in the 1970s – was turned into reality, earning acclaim from architects and engineers around the world.

Pictures (click to enlarge)

How to reach it

 The Lingotto Congress Centre is 10 minutes from the centre of Turin and the Porta Nuova train station. 
Connections can be made by underground bus and tram. The Lingotto train station can be reached via the Olympic footbridge. 
Visitors arriving from motorways or from city by-pass will be guided directly to the Lingotto’s underground car parks by road signs. 
Turin’s Sandro Pertini airport is 16 km from the city centre and can be reached in 80 minutes by taxi, at a fixed rate.

  • From the main motorways Piacenza, Pavia,Genova, Savona, Milano, Aosta Frejus e Pinerolo – direction TORINO, continue on the South Ringroad - exit Corso Unità d’Italia then follow signs to Lingotto.
  • From downtown: access to the underground parking sectors – from Via Nizza n. 230 and n. 280 bis.
  • From Lingotto railway station: on foot follow Via Pannunzio, turn left in Via Passobuole then turn left again in Via Nizza. Estimated time: 20 minutes.
  • From Porta nuova main railway station: Underground (www.gtt.to.it), line 1, 6 stations, terminus LINGOTTO. Bus n. 1 or 35, get off after 12 stops. Estimated time: 20 minutes.
  • From Porta Susa railway station: Underground (www.gtt.to.it), line 1, 9 stations, terminus LINGOTTO. Bus n. 1 and get off at Via Nizza/Via Vado stop. Estimated time: 30 minutes.
  • Pedestrian entrance: Via Nizza n. 280.
  • By car: underground paying car parking entrance from Via Nizza 230 or 280 bis.
  • Bus gate: Via Nizza 294.


The conference Biogas Science 2018 provides appropriate surroundings to introduce your company, your services and products among experts and potential customers. We expect about 200 participants from science, economy, industry and municipal biogas associations. Advertisement and attendance at the conference will provide added value for the prominence of your company.

You can choose a sponsoring or advertising activity that is suitable for you and your company. The local organising committee is on hand for answering your questions and for the professional realisation of the advertising of your company. Detailed information on different advertising and sponsoring possibilities can be downloaded.

Click here to download Sponsorship Opportunities » biogas2018sponsorship-opportunities.pdf

The Biogas Science 2018 Organising Committee gratefully aknowledges the support of the following companies and institutions 


 website: www.ecomembrane.com



website: www.anaerotech.com



website: www.bts-biogas.com


website: www.vogelsang-srl.it




website: www.anaerotech.com



website: www.biogas-wipptal.it



website: www.bts-biogas.com


website: www.obimpianti.com

website: www.ecomembrane.com



website: www.agronomico.com

website: www.sustainable-technologies.eu


website: www.vogelsang-srl.it





Social Events

Social Dinner | Monday the 17th of September, 2018

Address: Borgo Medievale, Sala San Giorgio | Viale Millo 6, Torino 

The Social Dinner will take place in the Borgo Medievale (Sala San Giorgio) at 08:00 pm. The Social Dinner is reserved for people who have purchased the entrance fee ticket (€ 60,00) during the registration process.At the registration desk onsite, the Organizing Secretariat will give you a ticket to show at the Social dinner venue entrance.

The Medieval Castle at the Valentino was built to host the Ancient Art section of the 1884 Turin Expo: along the Po river and surrounded by walls, the richly furnished castle rises above a small cluster of houses and workshops. The idea was to offer an artistic and evocative example of the gothic style which characterized 15th century in Piedmont: a century of cultural and economic growth that blossomed under the duchy of Amedeo VIII, leaving many important monuments throughout the region that needed to be preserved and enhanced. 


Take a look at the venue here.

Registration and payment of attendance fee compulsory.

About Torino

Capital of the Western Alps and of the Piedmont Region, Torino is located in the North-West of Italy and was founded 2300 years ago by the Taurini Gauls, a Celtic tribe, and was a Roman military camp called "Augusta Taurinorum" in the early Roman period. Taurus is latin for bull and still today the bull is the symbol of Torino. In the Middle Ages the Savoys, Lords from the homonymous French region, began to extend their ambitions towards the most important territories in Piedmont.

Since the 17th century, it has been the seat of the Savoy Dynasty who turned it into a beautiful capital of Baroque art.
In the 19th century, it was the first capital of the Italian Kingdom after the unification of Italy.
At present Torino is a modern industrial and commercial city, the seat of Fiat and many other industries as well as the home of the famous Martini, Cinzano and Carpano Vermouth Industries. 
Torino also boasts artistic churches, buildings and well-known museums. The most important of these is the Egyptian Museum, the 2nd largest in the world after the one in Cairo.
The large squares, the straight avenues lined with trees, the streets with arcades give the city an appearance of noble and charming elegance.
Beside being famous for their wide selection of typical regional food and wines like Barolo, Barbaresco and Dolcetto, Piedmont and Torino are well-known also for their hors-d'oeuvres and "pasticceria" (small pastries, friandises, chocolate). Some of the old café bars (Baratti & Milano, Al Bicerin, Caffé Torino, Caffé San Carlo, Caffé Pepino, Caffé Mulassano) visited by the aristocracy are open to the public and one can still enjoy some of the old recipes and live the athmosphere of the past centuries.
Torino was the host city to the 2006 Olympic Winter Games which attracted athletes and people from all over the world and increased its popularity throughout the world.

1. Porta Palatina
2. Cathedral - Chapel of the Holy Shroud
3. Royal residence
4. Royal gardens
5. Royal Armery
6. Palazzo Madama
7. Royal theatre
8. Mole Antonelliana
9. National Museum of Cinema
10. Gran Madre di Dio (Church)
11. Palazzo Carignano
12. Egyptian Museum
13. Savoy gallery

14. Museum of Risorgimento 
(First Parliament of italy)
15. Academy of Sciences
16. Picture Gallery of Albertina Academy
17. Mount of Cappuccini
18. E. Filiberto Monument
19. Palazzo Bricherasio
20. Museum of Natural Sciences
21. Conservatory
22. Carlo Felice Square
23.. Porta Nuova maiin railway station
24. Valentino Park



Typical Piedmontese Food

Useful Links


Useful information




DiSAFA, Università di Torino

Prof. Fabrizio Gioelli - Associate Professor
L.go Paolo Braccini, 2
10095 Grugliasco (To), Italy
phone: +39 0116708844
email: fabrizio.gioelli@unito.it; biogasscience18.disafa@unito.it



Via Sebastiano Caboto 44
10129 Torino(To), Italy
phone: +39 011591871
email: infobiogasscience2018@axeacongress.com 

Host & Organisers

The Department of Agricultural Forest and Food Sciences of the University of Torino hosts and organizes the Biogas Science 2018 conference with the support of AXEA Meetings Events and of the Scientific Committee.

Local Organising Committee

Prof. Paolo BALSARI


Prof. Fabrizio GIOELLI

Prof. Carlo GRIGNANI


Under the auspices of






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