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  • 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

  • Increasing biogas yield through addition of food waste

    1. Introduction The Moosburg wastewater treatment plant has one 634,008 gallons anaerobic digester, which was designed to process a maximum 23,775 gallons/day of activated sludge at 3.5% solids. The AD is currently processing 17,170 gallons/day of sludge and producing 39decatherms/day of energy from biogas. The operators would like to better utilize their anaerobic ...


    By Yield Energy Inc.

  • Landfills Expand Energy Output

    HIGH fossil fuel prices and growing concern about global climate change are creating favorable conditions for landfill gas energy (LFGE) projects. Notably, endorsement of LFGE by Federal agencies and many states as a form of “green” power has enabled LFGE developers to earn premiums for electricity marketed through green power programs, and to benefit from expanded federal tax credits for ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Case study - ElectraTherm’s green machine operates in tandem with small steam engine to double power output and increase efficiency

    Niedersachsen, Germany IC Engine: 635kW GE Jenbacher Hot Water Temp:  90°C Hot Water Flow:  10-11 l/s kWth Average (Thermal Input): 550-600kWth Cooling:  Air Cooled Condenser Ambient Temp: 5-30°C Green Machine Average Gross Output: Up to 35kWe, and up to 67kWe combined with Steam Engine ElectraTherm, a leader in small-scale, waste heat-to-power ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Biogas Market Snapshot 2014

    1. Biogas Market Scope - Introduction and Definition Biogas is a widely available renewable energy source that can produce uninterrupted baseload power. Biogas can be produced from a wide variety of available organic materials and wastes, including sewage sludge, animal manure, municipal/industrial organic waste, stillage from ethanol production, crop residues, and specially grown energy ...


    By XPRT Media

  • Moving Wisconsin’s Biogas Industry Forward

    A recent survey of Wisconsin’s biogas industry — which includes 172 anaerobic digesters —highlights challenges and solutions needed to advance biogas facility development. Wisconsin boasts one of the highest number of anaerobic digester (AD) systems in the United States, with 172 digesters covering a variety of sectors, sizes, operational approaches, and system applications. A ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • National brewery benefits from biogas

    Anheuser-Busch has installed anaerobic digestion systems at 10 of its 12 large breweries in the U.S., with an 11th system in design. Primary drivers are cost-avoidance for wastewater treatment fees and fossil fuel purchases. ANHEUSER-BUSCH, owner of 12 large breweries in the U.S., has committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 5 percent from 2005 levels by 2010. The company is well ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • What`s New? Biogas Power

    Technologies that connect the biogas line to the power line include cooling and clean up components, microturbines and reciprocating gas engines and control systems. TOP BILLING on the biogas to electricity stage typically goes to the microturbines and reciprocating gas engines. But in the theater of renewable energy from organics recycling, the show can’t go on without the supporting cast of gas ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • AD and Biogas Technology Developments in UK

    The anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association’s fourth annual trade show and conference — UK AD & Biogas 2013 — attracted a busy stream of visitors to Birmingham, England in early July, demonstrating a growing interest in this vibrant industry sector. The event included facility tours, conference sessions, workshops, free one-on-one consultations with industry experts, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Latest analytical technology ensures biogas efficiency

    Anaerobic Digestion (AD) relies on the ability of specific micro-organisms to convert organic material into a gas that can be used to generate electricity. However, these bacteria require specific conditions if they are to function effectively and instrumentation specialist company HACH LANGE has developed a range of online, portable and laboratory instruments that have enabled a large number of ...


  • Microturbines, Gas Engines Link Biogas to the Grid

    OPPORTUNITIES to produce electricity from methane are being improved continuously as manufacturers introduce new and upgraded equipment to address market needs and varying characteristics of raw biogas. In the renewable energy from organics recycling arena, the two primary types of electricity generation equipment are microturbines and reciprocating gas engines. This article provides a brief ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Case study - ElectraTherm partners with GB Consulting and EnviTec Biogas on first of its kind biogas application

    Biogas/ORC Application on GE Jenbacher 412 Engine Site: Straznice, Czech Rep. Engine Power: 844kWe Green Machine Gross Power Output Avg: 30-40 kWe Thermal Input to the Green Machine: ~500kW Hot Water Input Range: 94°C Hot Water Flow: 12 l/s Liquid Loop Radiator Water Temperature: -7 to 40°C In the Czech Republic, ElectraTherm, distributor GB Consulting and ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Determination of appropriate operational parameters of a floating–drum biogas plant for rural Nigeria

    This paper determined the appropriate operational parameters of a floating–drum biogas plant that give the highest gas production rate (m³/h), best gas quality (% methane fraction) and required output pressure (mbar) for burners. The operational parameters were retention time and weight on the floating drum of the plant. The retention times of 15, 20, 25, and 30 days, and weights of 50, 100, 150 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - ElectraTherm green machine installed at biogas plant in Austria

    Biogas/Heat-to-Power Application on a GE Jenbacher 312 Location: Inning, Austria Gross Power Output Range: 18 - 32kWe Thermal Heat Input Range: 260 - 450kWt  Hot Water Input Range:  180°F (82°C) – 200°F (93°C) Hot Water Flow Range: 50 -130 GPM (3.15 – 8.21 l/s) Date Commissioned: Q1 2012 ElectraTherm installed its first Green ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Huge increases at thermophilic AD plant in Switzerland - Case Study

    Biogas volume increase of 30% at a thermophilic digester in Switzerland. The Germanier SA plant in Lavigny, Switzerland was regarded as one of the best performing AD plants. The field trial has become a project which has been successfully running for the last 3 years. Listed below is the current data: Biogas output has increased from 5545 to over 7201m3/day, an increase of ...

  • Green machine generates power from waste heat at biogas facility in the Czech Republic

    Biogas/Heat-to-Power Application on Two MWM Internal Combustion Engines Site: Brno, Czech Rep. Engine Max Power: 980kWe (currently limited to 900 kWe) Green Machine Gross Power Output Avg:  32-39 kWe Thermal Input to the Green Machine: 375-500kWt Hot Water Input Range: 86 - 92°C Hot Water Flow: 35 m3/hour Ambient Temperature: 0-25°C ElectraTherm’s ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Case study - Green Machine generates power from waste heat at biogas facility in the Czech Republic

    Biogas/Heat-to-Power Application on Two MWM Internal Combustion Engines Site: Brno, Czech Rep. Engine Max Power: 980kWe (currently limited to 900 kWe) Green Machine Gross Power Output Avg:  32-39 kWe Thermal Input to the Green Machine: 375-500kWt Hot Water Input Range: 86 - 92°C Hot Water Flow: 35 m3/hour Ambient Temperature: 0-25°C Date Commissioned: Q2 ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Case study: GFE Krogenskær A/S

    Substrate: Animal Manure & co-digestion Biogas flow: 1.200 Nm3/h H2S inlet: 3.000 ppm H2S outlet: 10 ppm Year of installation: 2010 The BioGascleaner was installed at Krogenskær as a replacement of another H2S filter which collapsed due to the normal H2S and biogas flow fluctuations of the ...


    By Biogasclean A/S

  • Measuring methane at the UK`s first viable compact anaerobic digester plant

    At the UK's first viable compact anaerobic digester (AD) plant aimed at local food waste treatment, a Geotech GA3000 fixed biogas analyser monitors methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), oxygen (O2) and hydrogen sulphide (H2S). The plant, a modular scalable AD system, unveiled by React Environmental in July 2012 at Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, can handle some 1,000 ...


    By Geotech

  • Case study - Measuring gases in AD and landfill – which is the right product for your application

    With over 30 years’ experience in the landfill and biogas sector, Geotech is synonymous with gas analysis, supplying monitoring equipment to over half of the UK biogas and landfill market, with a further 4000 portable gas analysers sold throughout the world.  Geotech’s product portfolio is tailored to satisfy a multitude of environmental monitoring requirements; our clients tell ...


    By Geotech

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