Within the BiogasAction project, the Danish Technology Center for Biogas has, in cooperation with EUC Lillebælt, developed an education programme for biogas operators
Within the BiogasAction project, the Danish Technology Center for Biogas has, in cooperation with EUC Lillebælt (a vocational educational institution in Denmark), developed an education programme for biogas operators. The programme builds on an existing education system for process operators and adds specific knowledge about biogas to fit the demand of the biogas sector.
The student signs an apprenticeship agreement at a biogas plant and shifts between school and working at the biogas plant. The education is focused on four areas: SRO (Industrial Control Systems), the process (energy, environment, cleaning, etc.), equipment (pumps, pipes…), and the system (personal development, teamwork…). It takes 4 ½ years, but it is possible to end the education after 2 years and become a process worker.
The educational programme teaches the student to monitor, manage and maintain production, which is usually computer controlled and highly automated. The student learns how the equipment works and how to control and regulate the processes that occur in plants. The student also learns how to intervene if production is not running as it should, and how to perform various measurements and quality checks.