EU Agro Biogas Project

T. Amon, H. Mayr, M. Eder, P. Hobbs, S. Rao Ravella, U. Roth, A. Niebaum, H. Doehler, P. Weiland, E. Abdoun, A. Moser, M. Lyson, M. Heiermann, M. Plöchl, J. Budde, A. Schattauer, T. Suarez, H. Möller, A. Ward, F. HillenP. Sulima, A. Oniszk-Polplawska, P. Krampe, Z. Pastorek, J. Kara, J. Mazancova, H.J.C. van Dooren, C. Wim, F. Gioelli, P. Balsari

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EU-AGRO-BIOGAS is a European Biogas initiative to improve the yield of agricultural biogas plants in Europe, to optimise biogas technology and processes and to improve the efficiency in all parts of the production chain from feedstock to biogas utilisation. Leading European research institutions and universities are cooperating with key industry partners in order to work towards a sustainable Europe. Fourteen partners from eight European countries are involved. EU-AGRO-BIOGAS aims at the development and optimisation of the entire value chain – to range from the production of raw materials, the production and refining of biogas to the utilisation of heat and electricity. The online European Feedstock Database was developed from all participant countries, a substantial amount of data (more than 10 000 analyses) was generated and collected. The online European Feedstock Database is designed as an open database where new data can always be fed in. It contains essential information on the quality of feedstock utilizable for fermentation including their methane production capacity. The online European Feedstock Database allows an initial testing of biogas potentials of regionally available substrates and substrate mixtures. The set up of quality definitions for feedstock enables the economic and energetic optimisation of substrate mixtures for biogas production. Field demonstrations of all technologies and methods developed in course of EUAGRO- BIOGAS are the core element of the project. EU-AGRO-BIOGAS includes the following demonstration activities at commercial plant level: Innovative approaches of feeding technologies, monitoring, management and early warning system, newly developed sensors, approaches to improve the degree of efficiency of the fermentation steps (enzymes, micro-organisms, stirring technologies), a floating system which recovers a significant amount of methane from the digestate storage tank without requiring changes to the A.D. management chain. A crucial task within the EU-AGRO-BIOGAS project is the economic and environmental assessment of the demonstration measures on selected medium- and large-scale biogas plants across Europe. EU-AGRO-BIOGAS started in January 2007 and will be finalised in January 2010
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventInternationale Tagung "Bau, Technik und Umwelt in der landwirtschaftliche Nutztierhaltung", Potsdam, Germany -
Duration: 21 Sep 200923 Sep 2009


ConferenceInternationale Tagung "Bau, Technik und Umwelt in der landwirtschaftliche Nutztierhaltung", Potsdam, Germany

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