09.06.13 @ 18:01
Leonardo da Vinci ABLE reports

Biogas work placement, Obernzenn, Bavaria, Germany 12th to the 27th April, 2013

Billy Hamilton


When participating in the IBBK Biogas Operators and Engineering course (St Ives, Cambridgeshire, 22-25 January, 2013) I learned of the Leonardo Da Vinci placement opportunities available on biogas companies in Germany. As I am currently unemployed I decided to apply for this placement as it would be a good opportunity for me to learn more about biogas production in Germany as well as to experience German culture and language.

I am very glad to have had the opportunity to participate in the Leonardo Da Vinci biogas placement programme in Germany. I feel I benefited greatly from the experience in a number of ways. Firstly, I gained valuable experience in the day-to-day operation of a biogas plant – something that I intend to put to good use back home. Secondly, I enjoyed very much the cultural aspect of the placement and learned quite a bit about Bavarian culture, cuisine and language. And finally I made good friends while there and will remain in contact with Thorsten Sturm and the Sturm family. I will probably visit Bavaria and the Sturm farm again and have invited Thorsten to come visit me also.

I would not hesitate in recommending this programme to anyone who is potentially interested in participating.

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