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Biogas Development

Ener-t is active in the promotion and development of Biogas Projects.

Ener-t is currently involved in providing economic and ecological waste-to-energy solutions for agriculture– livestock and crop waste.

 

What is Biogas?

Biogas is generated from organic waste by a process known as anaerobic digestion (AD).

 

Specialized bacteria digest the waste, generating methane-rich gas (biogas). This gas is then used in a gas engine to produce renewable electricity and heat.

 

The solids and liquids left after biogas production is known as digestate, and is a nutrient-rich fertilizer beneficial for agriculture, similar or preferred to compost.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biogas is generated by anaerobic digestion of waste and is used to generate renewable heat and electricity via a gas engine. Therefore, using gas from waste as a form of energy is a great way to combat global warming.

Several biogas systems with combined heat and power (CHP) generation are currently under development/construction by Ener-t.

Why Anaerobic Digestion?

•Reaction takes place in a fully closed system, sealed digester vessel, with no gases or odors escaping to the environment. Closed system also prevents contamination of the digestate by, e.g., vermin or pathogens

•All methane produced is captured and used to generate carbon-neutral electricity (and revenue!), instead of being released as a greenhouse gas (and costing money!)

•Estimated savings in cost of greenhouse gases is USD 1.2 million per year compared to aerobic compost open/sealed compost plant

•All CO2 emissions are generated at a point source, i.e., the CHP generator stack, and are catalyzed and cleaned per emissions standards prior to release

•Time- and temperature-controlled process engineered to provide predictable output and denature pathogens present in feedstock

•Heat from the CHP can be utilized by the process to speed up processing times and sanitize the output products

•Pathogenic problem of agricultural crop is solved in our AD process

•Moisture content of output can be mechanically controlled. Water is not lost in the process and can be recycled in the digester. Process is engineered to produce little to no water effluent, and no water shall be spread on fields. What little effluent may be generated shall be treated to meet standards for acceptance by the local treatment facility.

•Unlike with compost, process is sealed and no odors are released to the environment

•End product, anaerobic digestate, can be used as agricultural fertilizer with no further treatment

 

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