The gaseous bioenergy and the operation of a biogas plant contribute to the establishment of a decentralized energy industry. Around 72% of all investments made in biogas technology in Germany are attributable to farmers. This is the result of a study by the Klaus Novy Institute, commissioned by the German Farmers' Association (DBV) and published in October 2011.
The operation of a biogas plant is comparatively complicated and requires constant support and maintenance by an experienced plant operator, or more and more the cooperation of a well-coordinated team of farmers, technicians, lawyers and business economists. The more the biogas industry establishes itself in the energy market, the more important a balanced team becomes for the operation of a plant to ensure long-term success.
While the smaller systems up to 75 kW can largely be operated by a single farmer after completion and commissioning, the larger systems need all-round support in order to fully exploit their economic potential during operation and to be in the black.
Successful operation of a biogas plant is increasingly becoming teamwork
In the following you will also find a constantly updated list of articles on current developments in the biogas industry. Hopefully these contain useful suggestions that you can use to adapt the operation of your biogas plant.
Which aspects will be of particular importance in the future when operating a biogas plant in order to get the best out of your own plant and to be prepared for technological and legal developments?
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Timely adjustments to legal changes for the optimal operation of a biogas plant
The following articles deal with the possibilities of adapting the operation of a biogas plant to legal changes and requirements.
- Adoption of EEG amendment 2012 and the effects on the biogas industry
- Possibility of Direct marketing for biogas plants to receive the market and flexibility premium
- Basic remuneration and remuneration classes for biogas plants according to EEG 2012
- From farmer to energy farmer with a 75 kW mini biogas plant
- Impact of Classification of manure as waste
- Use of the free Remuneration calculator of the DBFZ for the calculations according to EEG 2012
New opportunities for the generation and use of biogas
- 10 tips the Profitability of a biogas plant too improved
- 12 innovative heating concepts for additional heat use in biogas production
- 16 parameters its Optimize biogas plant
- Advantages of a wood fermenter
- Potential of perennial energy crops
- Bio natural gas - Evolution of bioenergy
- Biomethane plant with integrated heat utilization concept
- Comparison of different Biogas combined heat and power plants (CHP)
- Germany's most modern Biogas plant for bio waste
- Biogas Association published 2011 industry figures for the biogas sector
- Bioenergy award for 3 future-oriented biogas plants
- Sugar beet for biogas: Energy source of the future?
Operation of a mini biogas plant according to EEG 2012
- Manufacturer and supplier of mini biogas plants up to 75 kW
- Economy of a mini biogas plant. When does construction and operation pay off?
- Planning and buying a mini biogas plant according to § 27 b EEG 2012
- From the Farmer to the energy farmer with mini biogas plants
- Win-win situation for communities thanks to micro biogas plants
- Potential for Development cooperation with micro plants according to EEG 2012
Development of the biogas industry in Germany
- Biogas Association corrected Expansion of biogas plants for 2012 down
- Biogas day in Baden-Württemberg 2012 - What to do with the digestate?
- Research results for Production of biogas from algae
- Support Association for Biogas and Biogasrat + EEG proposal after 2012
- Control energy from biogas: Optimization research project started
- Major order for MT energy to build 12 biogas plants in Slovakia
Operation of 7000 + x biogas plants in Germany
Despite all the criticism, the number of biogas plants in Germany has grown faster than ever before in the past 3 years. Perhaps the outcry in the population is an understandable reaction that had to follow this success. As can be seen in the graphic of the Biogas Association, the growth in biogas plants during this period was at least 1.000 new plants per year.
Such a success also has its price and the expansion of further plants should be carefully planned and politically controlled to ensure long-term acceptance for bioenergy in Germany. The EEG 2012 addresses the current conflicts and counteracts the "maize" of agriculture and is committed to an even more sustainable and diverse biogas landscape. Also the Actors in the energy crop community become increasingly aware of their common function.