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
|Conference||Internationale Tagung "Bau, Technik und Umwelt in der landwirtschaftliche Nutztierhaltung", Potsdam, Germany|
|Period||21/09/09 → 23/09/09|