News: 2 items
(1) IOBB email list "[log in to unmask]" has moved its
activities into the IOBB Drupal (http://www.iobbnet.org/drupal) and is
closing down this email list (hosted by the University of Adelaide).
IOBB has a group of forums for bioenergy webforums
(http://www.iobbnet.org/drupal/forum/30). There is webforum is also
called "IOBB Bioenergy" http://www.iobbnet.org/drupal/forum/46 and
this now serves as primary site for exchanges and information all
aspects related to bioenergy.
Please note that you can also subscribe for notices which will notify
you whenever a new message is entered into this webforum (just like in
an e-mail list). Goto "my subscription" to make your subscription(s)
<<only available if you have a user account which is free of charge>>.
NOTE: the notice does not contain the new message but it provides you
with a url link to view the new message at IOBB Drupal.
IOBB also provides webforums to active groups who may be interested to
have their own webforums for special bioenergy topics. A separate
webforum is then created for the sub-group.
(2)Web forum on Biogas Technology.
A New Topic in the webforum on Biogas technology:
Biogas Training Course in Cameroon (2006)
In Sept of 2005, an IOBB delegation of 4 persons were invited to
Bamenda by the National Polytechnic Bamenda (NPB), a private
institution for "middle level job oriented manpower". One of its
programmes is vocational training in agricultural, industrial and
tertiary sectors and provides theoretical and practical skills that
enable graduates to function as self-employers, employees or as
managers of their own enterprises. NPB offers National Diploma (2
years) and Higher National Diplomas (4 years) to qualified secondary
One of the outcomes of IOBB's visit is to assist NPB to develop a
curriculum for environmentally sound technologies. As a starter, IOBB
will plan a simple biogas technology training course. Paul Harris has
agreed to be the coordinator of this training course on "simple"
This Drupal topic is aimed at planning such a biogas training course
and welcomes you to contribute to the planning process. We especially
welcome teachers who lecture or have organised training courses on
anaerobic digestion and biogas technology.