Learn about DIY Biogas in the Nordic climate at Beyondbuckthorns in rural Pälkäne / Laitikkala.

Biogas has been used for decades in different countries and projects around the globe to produce gas for cooking or heating. Many permaculturists know it as the best tool when it comes to the first stage of black water purification. Other small farms use it to deal with animal manure. Homesteaders use it to turn food scraps into energy. And that is the magic: DIY biogas plants transform waste material into energy! It's pretty fair to say that it is a tremendously valuable tool for every farm or homestead. And besides: it is absolutely safe.

On this course you will learn the basics of biogas theory: what it is, different kinds of digesters, how to handle and use the gas and a lot more. After lunch we get down to business and build an actual DIY, small-scale biogas plant! We will also get to know the biogas digester at the premises.

If you want to learn how to build a digester for yourself or are just interested in the matter and want to see what this biogas thing is all about - welcome to the course!

About the trainer:

Dominik Jais is biogas specialist and Permaculturist. He has learned about biogas from TH Culhane and built Biogas plant at different locations. Together with TH and Martin Funk he invented the Biogascentral IBC gas storage. He is currently studying for his Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design. This course is part of his diploma designs. You can read about his other designs at

BeyondBuckthorns is the name of the homestead he runs together with his wife Lumia.

Detailed course plan (subject to change):

  • Welcome coffee and introduction
  • Biogas Theory
  • Lunch break (vegan)
  • SolarC³ITIES IBC biogas digester building
  • Coffee & pulla break
  • Biogascentral IBC gas storage building


We start at 10:00 o'clock and end latest at 17:00 o'clock

The costs for this course are 85 €.


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