Biogas microbiology involves microorganisms with diverse physiological traits, establishing interactions and networks in microbial communities. It is therefore a complex and broad topic.
Biogas generation occurs in natural and engineered man-made systems. Knowledge on physiology and diversity of these microorganisms is pivotal to better control the biogas generation in those systems impacting both renewable energy production and methane emissions in nature.
The 4th International Conference on Biogas Microbiology will bring together scientists from microbiology and engineering domains, linking life and technology to shape the future of biogas.
This conference is the 4th of a series of conferences on biogas microbiology (Leipzig, Germany 2011, Uppasala, Sweden 2014, and Wageningen, The Netherlands 2017). In 2020, it will be organized in Braga, Portugal, at Altice Forum Braga, in a joint organization of University of Minho and University of Santiago de Compostela.
Welcome to Braga!
Madalena Alves and Marta Carballa
Braga is a city of huge beauty and heritage richness, which combines tradition with innovation, the memory to the youth, creativity to conservatism.
With over 2000 years of a very rich history, possesses one of the oldest Sacro-Montes in Europe and is the representative of the Minho region, the Bom Jesus. In Braga, we can find the oldest Portuguese Cathedral and the Motherhouse of the Benedictines, the Monastery of Tibães (Mosteiro de Tibães).
Braga presents places that by their intrinsic devotion and beauty, impose themselves as mandatory benchmarks to visit. The Sanctuary of Sameiro (Santuário do Sameiro), the Bom Jesus and the Falperra, settling on an appealing religious basis, are surrounded by ravishing green spaces and paradise landscapes.
The Roman legacy is another of the attractive factors of Braga, often called ‘Portuguese Rome’, due to its origin in the Roman city of Bracara Augusta. Known by its distinct churches, splendid XVIII century houses, gardens, nature parks and recreational areas. Braga’s long history is visible in the splendor of its monuments, museums and churches.
Visiting Braga is like taking a time travel inside modernity. Old city and of traditional religiousness – always imposing on its richness and majesty – lives hand in hand with the entrepreneurship and young spirit in vital areas such as culture, commerce, gastronomy, industry and services.
Enjoy Braga! From here go and discover Gerês, the North of Portugal and Galicia, but come back… come back because here you are near to everything.
In Braga, feel good, in this so welcoming place, near, different and complete!
We hope to see you around and talking about us!