Towards a standardization of biomethane potential tests

Christof Holliger*, Madalena Alves, Diana Andrade, Irini Angelidaki, Sergi Astals, Urs Baier, Claire Bougrier, Pierre Buffière, Marta Carballa, Vinnie de Wilde, Miriam Van Eekert, Jules Van Lier

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Abstract

Production of biogas from different organic materials is a most interesting source of renewable energy. The biomethane potential (BMP) of these materials has to be determined to get insight in design parameters for anaerobic digesters. A workshop was held in June 2015 in Leysin Switzerland to agree on common solutions to the conundrum of inconsistent BMP test results. A discussion covers actions and criteria that are considered compulsory ito accept and validate a BMP test result; and recommendations concerning the inoculum substrate test setup and data analysis and reporting ito obtain test results that can be validated and reproduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2515-2522
JournalWater Science and Technology
Volume74
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Batch assays
  • Biomethane potential (BMP)
  • Organic materials
  • Standardized protocol

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    Holliger, C., Alves, M., Andrade, D., Angelidaki, I., Astals, S., Baier, U., Bougrier, C., Buffière, P., Carballa, M., de Wilde, V., Van Eekert, M., & Van Lier, J. (2016). Towards a standardization of biomethane potential tests. Water Science and Technology, 74(11), 2515-2522. https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2016.336