Biogas

What is Biogas?

Biogas is a type of biofuel that is produced by the fermentation of organic raw materials. When organic matter is processed in an anaerobic environment (absence of oxygen) primarily methane is released. Because this process happens in an anaerobic environment, it is also known as anaerobic digestion.

On the industrial scale, it is a controlled conversion process of solid biomass to biogas. Agricultural residuals, animal manure, food scraps, sewage, sludge and energy crops are all examples of organic matter that can be processed to biogas.

Biogas is the most versatile among the renewable energies, it can be used diversely for the production of:

Electricity

Heat

Fuel

Bio- plastics and
other chemical products

Moreover, biogas has countless benefits, such as:

Storable Energy

Biogas can be stored and converted anytime as a power source, it can meet both base-load and peak-load requirements for electricity generation.

Runs 24 Hours

Unlike wind and solar energy, biogas production does not depend on climatic factors. It is thus an all-time reliable source of energy.

Broad Variety of Raw Materials

Biogas can be derived from a wide variety of renewable raw materials. Our biogas plants allow for combinations of very different substrates: Grass, whole plant silage, sugar beets, landscaping materials, corn and other renewable raw materials can be utilized – either as monosubstrate or as mixture with dung, liquid manure or cosubstrates.

Most Versatile among Renewable Energies

Biogas can be used diversely – whether as a power source, for directly generating heat locally, for supplying heat via a pipeline or feeding into the gas grid after processing. No other source of renewable energies is so versatile.

Closed Cycle Process

Our biogas plant reuses all water and produces no waste. Moreover, it uses plentiful supply of natural waste, which otherwise has no function and is costly to process. The residues are treated for use as a high-quality bio-fertilizer.

Success in Germany

More than 9.000 biogas plants have been installed in Germany over the last 15 years with capacities ranging from a few hundred KW to 20 MW. Bioenergy plants are praised for giving a lot back to the communities where they are installed. Apart from jobs – there are 119,900 people employed in the bioenergy sector in Germany – they contribute to the districts’ commercial tax income, generate income from land leases, bring business to local companies, and save on expenses for imported fossil fuels.

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