Representatives of the Faculty of Agriculture and the Faculty of Mining of the University of Banja Luka participated in workshops that took place at the University of Weihenstaphan in Triesdorf and Ansbach University of Applied Sciences from 2 July to 7 July 2019, where they talked about the possibilities of using biogas as a renewable source of energy.
These are activities carried out within the key action 1 of the Erasmus+ Programme, which were attended by Jelena Davidovic Gidas, MA, Dragan Brkovic, MA, and Mladen Babic, Bachelor with Honours in Engineering, as the representatives of the Faculty of Agriculture, and Professor Assistant Drazana Tosic, PhD, and Vanja Banjac, as the representatives of the Faculty of Mining of the University of Banja Luka.
The participants had the opportunity to see how biogas is produced, as well as to become familiar with the technology and cost-benefits of biogas production. They visited several plants for combined heat and power production using biogas, as well as the manufacturers of biogas plant equipment. Furthermore, during their stay, the visitors had the opportunity to learn how to use a software for modelling plants for power production using renewable sources.
Colleagues from the University of Weihenstaphan and Ansbach University of Applied Sciences also presented some new trends in the research on how to use renewable energy sources, such as the conversion of solar energy into hydrogen and use of this fuel when necessary or conversion of hydrogen into electricity when additional electricity is needed in the supply system.