Overview of European Biogas & Gasification Technologies – 1 Biogas

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The following document provides an overview of existing European biogas technologies.

After the introductory section about Anaerobic Digestion (AD), the text follows the logic of the biogas production process, progressing from on-site feedstock storage options and pre-treatment requirements to the various digester technologies. Special, detailed chapters are included on issues of particular relevance for all biogas plants (including, for example, a chapter on measurement, control and regulation technologies). The upgrading of biogas to biomethane quality is introduced, along with other biogas applications, such as its GHG mitigation potential and use in Combined Heat & Power (CHP) plants.

Due to the huge amount of existing information available on this topic, it may be the case that not everything is included or considered extensively here. This guide is intended as a solid starting point in learning about anaerobic digestion; it cannot replace specialised training courses or professional planning.

The detailed descriptions of certain technologies do not imply any preference for a particular technology, service provider or device. Similarly, pictures showing company names are included for visualisation purposes only and should not be seen as an endorsement of any specific company or technology.