3-Day Operator Training at Biogas Americas 2020

Las Vegas, NV
June 23-25, 2019
Tuition: $900 until April 1, $1000 from April 1 – June 1, and $1100 in June
Includes: Lunch 

We are happy to announce that we will be bringing ABC’s Digester Operator Training series to ABC’s annual conference, BIOGAS AMERICAS 2020. This unique course module will pair intensive classroom training with a unique look at equipment. This training is designed specifically for operators and owners in charge of operations. A separate class, AD Business School, designed for project developers, will be available on June 23 at the conference.

While this training will take place at our conference of over 500 attendees, we will still be keeping our Operator Training class size small. Spaces are limited.


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Tentative Schedule

Day 1
  • Introduction to the Science of AD
  • Chemistry for Digesters
  • Math for Digesters
Day 2
  • More Math for Digesters Overview
  • Gas upgrading
    • RNG Standards
    • H2S Removal
    • High/Medium BTU
    • Compression, Injection and Odorizing
  • Operator Tour of Exhibit Hall
Day 3
  • Engines
  • Coarse and Fine Solids Separation
  • Digestate Certification
  • Nutrient Recovery
  • Operator Tour of Exhibit Hall


Meet your Instructors

Bernie Sheff, PE

Bernie Sheff, PE

Montrose Environmental Group

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Bernie Sheff holds both Bachelors and Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from Michigan State University. He has been a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan since 1988 and is also registered in the states of Massachusetts, Ohio and Indiana. He started his career with STS Consultants (STS) in 1984 as an assistant project engineer. He became the VP of the Michigan region for STS and completed his first digestion project as part of a 1 MGD wastewater treatment facility in 1991. This facility a large beef abattoir in SW Michigan was one of many projects in the animal processing arena including systems at duck, chicken and hog operations.
Since early 2000 he has focused on nutrient recovery, sand separation and digestion in the agricultural market, most significantly the dairy industry and the co-digestion of residuals from confined feeding operations and food processing residuals. Bernie has served as the Chairman of the American Biogas Council for the last 5 years. In 2015, he became Vice President of Engineering for the Montrose Environmental Group.
Dr. Craig Frear

Dr. Craig Frear


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Craig Frear is Director of Research and Technology at Regenis, a premier farm-based anaerobic digester construction management and operations company. Previously with Washington State University (WSU), he was instrumental in developing one of the nation’s most prolific applied science and engineering programs in organic residuals and animal manure treatment for sustainable reuse. He has authored more than seventy peer-reviewed journal and extension papers while an inventor on eight US patents. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Science from Washington State University, a master’s in Educational Administration from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Theology from St. Olaf College. Craig presently serves on the Board of the American Biogas Council.

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