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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 16th, 2018
Extended abstract submission deadline April 20th, 2018 - h 12:00
Notification of acceptance/rejection extended abstract May 25th, 2018
Final extended abstract submission deadline June 29th, 2018
Early Bird registration deadline April 27th, 2018

Latest news

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.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

Abstracts submission

Authors are required to send a 3.500 characters (including spaces) abstract by January 31st, 2018.

The Scientific Committee will evaluate abstracts and inform authors by March 16th, 2018.

If accepted, a 2 pages extended abstract must be produced by April 27th, 2018.

Presenting authors must be registered to the Conference.

Please note that more than one abstract may be submitted by each person but a maximum of two presentations (e.g.: 2 oral or 2 poster or 1 oral + 1 poster) per registered author is permitted.

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

Automatic abstract upload has been deactivated when the deadline has expired. If you want to submit an abstract, please send us an email with the following details and we will complete the upload for you:

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 27th April 2018 
(Early Bird)
Registration and Payment 
after 27th April 2018 
Academics & Industrial Employess € 490,00 € 590,00
Students € 290,00 € 340,00
Social Dinner € 60,00 € 60,00
Technical Tours 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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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.

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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.vogelsang-srl.it



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 that will be announced soon.

Local Organising Committee

Prof. Paolo BALSARI


Prof. Fabrizio GIOELLI

Prof. Carlo GRIGNANI


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