biogas feasibility study Articles

  • Assessing Feasibility of Direct Drive Technology for Energy Recovery from Digester Biogas

    ABSTRACTThe Regional Municipality of Waterloo completed a study, with support from Environment Canada, to evaluate the feasibility of using direct drive technology to recover energy from digester biogas. The study identified that a 150 HP engine, operating at 54 % load, could be supported by the estimated gas production of 1560 m3/d with 63 % methane by volume. ...

  • The feasibility of trace element supplementation for stable operation of wheat stillage-fed biogas tank reactors

    The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of trace element supplementation on operation of wheat stillage-fed biogas tank reactors. The stillage used was a residue from bio-ethanol production, containing high levels of sulfate. In biogas production, high sulfate content has been associated with poor process stability in terms of low methane production and accumulation of process ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Novel anaerobic digestion process with sludge ozonation for economically feasible power production from biogas

    A novel process scheme was developed to achieve economically feasible energy recovery from anaerobic digestion. The new process scheme employs a hybrid configuration of mesophilic and thermophilic anaerobic digestion with sludge ozonation: the ozonated sludge is first degraded in a thermophilic digester and then further degraded in a mesophilic digester. In small-scale pilot experiments of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluating the economic, ecological and sustainable feasibility of projects under the clean development mechanism: a case study from sub–Saharan Africa

    The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), introduced under the Kyoto Protocol, serves a twofold objective: the reduction of Greenhouse Gases and the promotion of sustainable development in emerging countries. This article addresses this critical issue by analysing a project currently seeking CDM status and assessing its impact on these dual aims, while simultaneously evaluating the successful ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ethanol by-product raises biogas output

    In 2007, the City of Fergus Falls, Minnesota undertook a study to evaluate adding thick corn stillage to the anaerobic digesters at its wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). The goal was to determine the potential for codigesting syrup with biosolids to increase biogas production, while avoiding operational and regulatory problems. The Fergus Falls WWTP operates three digesters in series, two ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Electric Utilities Hook up To Biogas

    Pennsylvania Power & Light, Alliant Energy, Wisconsin Electric and Portland General Electric are some utilities that are plugging into anaerobic digestion projects. AT the October, 2001 BioCycle conference on “Renewable Energy from Organics Recycling,” the director of the Iowa Energy Center, Floyd Barwig, pointed out that the possibility of separating the United States from Middle ...


  • Anaerobic co-digestion of winery waste and waste activated sludge: assessment of process feasibility

    In this study the anaerobic co-digestion of wine lees together with waste activated sludge in mesophilic and thermophilic conditions was tested at pilot scale. Three organic loading rates (OLRs 2.8, 3.3 and 4.5 kgCOD/m3d) and hydraulic retention times (HRTs 21, 19 and 16 days) were applied to the reactors, in order to evaluate the best operational conditions for the maximization of the biogas ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Coupling ASM3 and ADM1 for wastewater treatment process optimisation and biogas production in a developing country: case-study Surat, India

    The overall performance of the Anjana wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) located in Surat, India, was assessed by coupling the Activated Sludge Model No. 3 (ASM3) and the Anaerobic Digestion Model No. 1 (ADM1). Guidelines developed by the Dutch Foundation for Applied Water Research (STOWA) were successfully applied for the determination of wastewater characteristics. Concerning the fractionation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • High-strength wastes boost biogas production

    Water and wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) are significant consumers of energy. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates the industry uses the equivalent of 56 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, representing three percent of the nation’s energy consumption, and is responsible for creating 45 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year. Energy intensive processes, such ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Spatial diffusion of biogas technology in Switzerland: a GIS-based multi-agent simulation approach

    In this paper, we study the viability and spatial diffusion of agricultural biogas technology in Switzerland by means of a multi-agent simulation model. The simulation process displays the estimated dissemination of biogas technology in the different regions of Switzerland over the period from 2006 to 2025, taking the varying circumstances for biogas use in each region explicitly into account. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • East Midlands airport, UK - case study

    Every year East Midlands Airport (EMA) connects 5 million passengers to over 100 travel destinations around the globe. The airport has won a number of prestigious travel awards including the World’s Leading Eco Friendly Airport in 2007. EMA contacted ENER-G regarding the provision of a sustainable solution to provide heating and cooling for their New Departures Pier. After an initial ...


    By ENER-G

  • Anaerobic co-digestion of surplus yeast and wastewater to increase energy recovery in breweries

    Surplus yeast is a residue produced during brewery process, which presents high contents of organic matter. Biogas production from yeast could significantly contribute to bioenergy production in breweries, via biogas generation. Co-digestion of surplus yeast and brewery wastewater in a single treatment step would simplify the technical and economical requirements for the transformation of both ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Anaerobic digestion of post-hydrothermal liquefaction wastewater for improved energy efficiency of hydrothermal bioenergy processes

    Hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) is a promising process for converting wet biomass and organic wastes into bio-crude oil. It also produces an aqueous product referred to as post-hydrothermal liquefaction wastewater (PHWW) containing up to 40% of the original feedstock carbon, which reduces the overall energy efficiency of the HTL process. This study investigated the feasibility of using ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Treatment of kraft evaporator condensate using a thermophilic submerged anaerobic membrane bioreactor

    The feasibility of using a thermophilic submerged anaerobic membrane bioreactor (SAnMBR) for kraft evaporator condensate treatment was studied at 55±1°C over 6.5 months. Under tested organic loading rate of 1–7 kg COD/m3 day, a soluble COD removal efficiency of 85–97% was obtained. The methane production rate was 0.35±0.1 L methane/g COD and the produced biogas was of excellent fuel quality with ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Treating organic waste with Cambi® THP

    This paper describes how the Cambi Thermal Hydrolysis Process (THP) treats biodegradable organic waste and converts it to renewable energy and pathogen-free and bio-fertilizer. The interest for the process is expected to increase due to new environmental legislation as well as increasing demand for renewable energy. The implementation of the European Landfill Directive 1999/31EC and the Animal-by ...


    By Cambi AS

  • Biomethane enters the gas grid article for energy world

    The Carbon Plan, published in 2011, aims to reduce UK carbon emissions by a quarter from 1990 levels. With the current policies in place, the UK is on target to reduce emissions by over a third by 2020 and with the introduction of new technologies this should increase to an 80% reduction by 2050. However, currently around half the UK’s carbon emissions result from heat related processes and ...


    By CNG Services Limited

  • Integrated Anaerobic and Aerobic Processes for Treatment of Municipal Wastewater

    ABSTRACTIn this study, integrated anaerobic and aerobic treatment processes for municipal wastewater treatment were investigated for its feasibility to replace the existing conventional activated sludge process. Three types of anaerobic systems − anaerobic sludge blanket, anaerobic sequencing batch reactor and anaerobic filter, as the pretreatment step were studies. High solids and organics ...

  • Development of alternative fuels

    Sweco has a key role in the development of alternative fuels and has been honoured by Stockholm Public Transport to convert the South Bus Depot to gas fuelled buses. The first project phase involve 21 CBG buses and will service up to 130 buses of which 120 are in daily service. Stockholm Public Transport’s long term goal is to have the whole inner-city bus fleet running on biogas fuel to ...


    By Sweco

  • Biohydrogen production from tequila vinasses using a fixed bed reactor

    In Mexico, the industrial production of tequila leads to the discharge of more than 31.2 million of m3 of vinasse, which causes serious environmental issues because of its acidity, high organic load and the presence of recalcitrant compounds. The aim of this research was to study the feasibility of a fixed bed reactor for the production of biohydrogen by using tequila vinasse as substrate. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Comprehensive review and compilation of pretreatments for mesophilic and thermophilic anaerobic digestion

    Organic matter hydrolysis prior to anaerobic digestion has been shown to improve biogas production (30–50%) and reduce solids (20–60%) by ultrasound, chemical, conventional heating, and microwave pretreatments. Numerous studies have been performed to determine the extent of digestion improvement but few focus on financial feasibility of these processes. A comprehensive model was created using ...


    By IWA Publishing

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