Anaerobic Digestion Case Studies
Biogas plants in Europe are very diverse. Many different systems have emerged depending on the regional framework conditions. In some regions, many agricultural biogas plants use liquid manure and energy crops from the own production to produce biogas. Other regions concentrate on the use of biogenous residues and commercially/industrially operated biogas plants. Others again prefer the production of fuels from biogas or the construction of CHP plants to generate electricity and heat. The size of the plants range from very small plants (15 kWel) up to large plants (several MW).
Also regionally different are the economic framework conditions. The promotion of electricity from biogas plants takes place either through feed-in-tariffs for the produced or supplied amount of electricity or through green certificates (GC).
Anaerobic Digestion - Shanagolden Case Study (2010).pdf (size 4.1 MB) - Published July 2011
Download our Case Study - Anaerobic Digestion at Ballyshannon Farms (.pdf, 16kb) or our Case Study - Anaeribic Digestion at Ballytobin.doc (size 32.8 KB)
On the Biogas Region website there are 40 case studies of biogas plants around 7 European countries, http://www.biogasregions.org/shining_examples.php
You can find out more about Feed-In Tariffs in these countries, regional strategies and more information on their website at www.biogasregions.org