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An integrated approach for biogas production with agricultural waste
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Dr Matthew Wade
Wade MJ, Frandsen TQ, Mata-Alvarez J, Gali A, Senechal S
Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)
Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists, NJF Seminar 428
Year of Conference
9-10th September 2009
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Biogas production based on agricultural waste is a cost-effective way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and at the same time it benefits both farmers and the environment in several ways. The purpose of the AGROBIOGAS project is to promote biogas production throughout Europe by developing a complete anaerobic digestion (AD) toolkit to aid the decision making of farmers considering establishing a biogas plant. In addition the AGROBIOGAS Toolkit can be used to optimise existing plants. The core element of the AGROBIOGAS Toolkit is a stand-alone software application comprising a substrate (biogas feedstock) database and a simulation tool. The Toolkit user is able access to a wide-range of quantitative and qualitative information for upto 30 different substrates, at present. This includes, for example, the geographical availability of a feedstock, as well as standard chemical and physical characteristics, such as nitrogen content or percent dry matter. The database also contains comprehensive data from batch and continuous lab-scale experiments carried out during the AGROBIOGAS project on a selection of the substrates included in the database.
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