IrBEA started a two year programme to promote smaller scale AD in 2014 along with 9 other European partners the programme is called Biogas3 and it task is to examine the potential for smaller scale anaerobic digestion and promote it’s use in the agri-food market and therefore promote energy self-sufficiency. The programme focused on three key areas.
- Identify technology available throughout the EU for smaller scale concepts (generally under 125kw electrical equivalent. Also identify uses for the gas such as process heating, cooling, electricity.
- Developing software tools to determine the economic and technical potential of various waste streams
- Workshops, training sessions, field trips and web based seminars (webinars) to bring interested parties together.
To view some of the working done by this project go to their website Biogas3 there will also be additional articles here highlighting their work.