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 sustainable biogas production in Europe. Fourteen partners from eight European countries are involved in the EU-AGRO-BIOGAS project that aims at the development and optimisation of the entire value chain – that ranges from the production of raw materials, the production and refining of biogas; to the utilisation of heat and electricity. A online European Feedstock Database was developed from all participant countries from a substantial amount of data (more than 10 000 analyses). The online European Feedstock Database is designed as an open database where new data can always be added. It contains essential information on the quality of feedstock for fermentation including the methane production capacity. The online European Feedstock Database was built after the determination of biogas potentials of regionally available substrates and substrate mixtures. The set up of quality definitions for feedstock enables both the economic optimisation and optimisation of of energy output for different substrate mixtures for biogas production. Field demonstrations of all technologies and methods developed in the course of EU-AGRO-BIOGAS project are the core element of the project. The EU-AGRO-BIOGAS project 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. The EU-AGRO-BIOGAS project started in January 2007 and will be completed in January 2010
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event17th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Hamburg, Germany -
Duration: 29 Jun 20093 Jul 2009


Conference17th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, Hamburg, Germany


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