Generating needs-led electricity with biogas plants

The BINE Projektinfo “Adjusting operation of biogas plants to power requirements” © BINE Informationsdienst

Optimal use of storage capacity

Weather conditions heavily influence the storage capacity of biogas plants. If the storage tank is too full, the excess methane must be flared off. This is why it is important to plan with a sufficient buffer. Researchers at Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ) optimised measurement methods and developed a forecasting tool to be able to predict the filling level as accurately as possible under different weather conditions.

At the same time, they developed a model for forward-looking gas management. The aim is to render the largest possible storage volume usable as a buffer between gas production and utilisation, and to avoid losses due to flaring and leakage.

The project partner Awite Bioenergie developed a fuzzy logic expert system that also covers gas and CHP management. Based on data from Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), for example, substrate feed can be adapted. The system is to be expanded to form a control system for the entire plant.

You found all informations about the BINE Projectinfo brochure entitled “Adjusting operation of biogas plants to power requirements” (07/2018)” here:

http://www.bine.info/en/press/press-releases/press/pressemitteilung/mit-biogasan…

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