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April 30, 2024: Workshop "The BioCNG filling station as a contribution to energy self-sufficient and fossil-free agriculture"

BioCNG-Hoftankstelle im Praxisbetrieb im Rahmen des Res4Live-Projekts. (Foto: ATB)

The processing of farm biogas into biomethane/bio-CNG offers great bioeconomic potential to completely replace fossil fuels such as diesel or natural gas in agriculture. The first gas-powered series tractors are available. The cascade use of agricultural residues (grain or maize straw, liquid manure, solid manure, etc.) for biogas production is an obvious option.

Among other things, the EU project RES4LIVE is investigating how this concept of biogas use can be implemented decentrally on farms. To this end, a series tractor was converted from diesel to CNG use. A pilot plant was also designed for the first time for upgrading biogas to biomethane/CNG and for refueling the vehicles, which can be used decentrally and autonomously on a farm.

The workshop will provide an overview of the relevant economic and technical key figures from the practical operation of the BioCNG soft filling station and a series tractor converted to CNG, as well as experiences from official approval practice.

We are looking forward to your participation!


Workshop "The BioCNG filling station as a contribution to energy self-sufficient  and fossil-free agriculture"

Date: 30 April 2024, 9 am – 5 pm
Venue: Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB), Max-Eyth-Alle 100, 14469 Potsdam, Germany
Workshop language: German

The programme can be downloaded here:

Programme & Invitation

We ask for your registration by e-mail to: cnuglisch@spam.atb-potsdam.de until 5 April 2024.


The workshop is part of the project Energy Smart Livestock Farming towards Zero Fossil Fuel Consumption (Res4Live). Res4Live is funded by the EU Commission.

Further information on the project can be found on the project website


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