Methaanproductie van dikke mestfracties: met en zonder voorbehandeling

M. Timmerman, F.E. de Buisonjé

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This report presents the international knowledge about the methane yields of solid manure fractions and the possibilities to increase the methane yields by pre-treatment. The methane yields of solids fractions in batch tests were globally in the range of 40 to 60 m3 per tonne. Promising pre-treatment technologies to increase the methane yield are: thermal treatment, two-stage digestion, steam explosion and thermochemical pre-treatment. Most research of pre-treatment technologies only looked at the increase in methane yield, but not at the increased consumption of electricity and chemicals nor at the economic return.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages33
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameLivestock Research rapport
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
ISSN (Print)1570-8616


  • methane production
  • animal manures
  • pretreatment
  • manure fermentation
  • biogas
  • co-fermentation
  • agriculture and environment
  • gas production
  • biobased economy


Optimalisatie vergisting (KB-13-003-012)

Timmerman, M.


Project: EZproject

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Timmerman, M., & de Buisonjé, F. E. (2015). Methaanproductie van dikke mestfracties: met en zonder voorbehandeling. (Livestock Research rapport; No. 838). Wageningen UR Livestock Research.