German American Bioenergy Business Conference

The GACC South hosted a German American Bioenergy Business Conference on November 1, 2016.

The conference featured German and U.S. industry and policy experts.Our keynote speakers included decision makers representing German and American companies as well as representatives from leading research institutions, government agencies and industry associations. In addition, several German companies in the field of bio energy attended to establish business relationships with local companies.

The conference attendees learned about:

  • Innovations in bioenergy technology that German manufacturers use to stay competitive
  • Current opportunities and programs in the United States
  • Innovative technologies and best practices to turn organic waste into energy
  • Policies that create new jobs and facilitate rural development by providing additional income streams for local communities, farms, and businesses.
  • Synergies and partnership opportunities with our visiting German companies
  • Networking opportunities with American and German industry and policy experts


Find pictures from the conference day and the Miami delegation here!


Patrick Serfass

Andreas von Schoenberg

Executive Director
American Biogas Council

"Biogas in the US - 
Trends and Opportunities"   

German Energy Solutions Initiative
German Federal Ministry
for Economic Affairs and 
Energy (BMWi) 

"Introduction to Bioenergy"

Dr. Jan Adolph

Sebastian Stolpp

Biogas Expert
DABEC - Bioenergy Consulting 

"Biogas - Multitalent
in Energy Storage and Production"

Head of Department
International Affairs
German Biogas Association

"Biogas in Germany -
Developments, Status Quo and 

Christopher Voell

Dr. Valerie Thomas

Program Manager
AgSTAR and Global Methane
Initiative USEPA Climate
Change Division 

"Trends & Resources
for U.S. Biogas Projects in the   Livestock Sector"

Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Industrial & Systems

"Environmental Impacts
of Biofuels and Bio-electricity System Policy and Planning"

German Companies

Schumann Tank designs, manufactures and assembles customized bolted steel tanks, while providing superior service all over the world [more]

Presentation of Mr. Landa at the German American Bioenergy Business Conference November 1, 2016

WATTRIX Labor is an accredited laboratory for the inspection of biogas samples as well as the maintenance of biogas plants [more]

Presentation of Ms. Beckmann at the German American Bioenergy Business Conference November 1, 2016

HeGo Biotec is the leader in proven green technologies with a focus on products based on ferric hydroxide designed by HeGo Biotec [more]

Presentation of Mr. Rondeau at the German American Bioenergy Business Conference November 1, 2016

Pumpen Wangen manufactures pumps for the agricultural field, as well as the food and drinking industry, and individual municipalities [more]

Presentation of Mr. Torres Jr. at the German American Bioenergy Business Conference November 1, 2016

Protectum is an engineering company providing services in the field of machine and plant safety, risk management, as well as fire and explosion protection [more]

Presentation of Dr. Hamelmann at the German American Bioenergy Business Conference November 1, 2016

MTU Onsite Energy is one of the core brands of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG, which is a world-leading provider of high- and medium-speed diesel and gas engines [more]

Bioenergy Concept offers engineering services, design and concept consultancy, as well as equipment and construction management for anaerobic digestion projects [more]

Presentation of Mr. Gannon at the German American Bioenergy Business Conference November 1, 2016



Michaela Schobert

Director, Consulting Services

German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S., Inc.

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