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Biogas industry in Germany saving 20 million tonnes of CO2 emissions
In total, the new plants have an output of 45 megawatts (MW), with 37 MW being used to generate electricity.
"All in all, the growth in the new plants is still very low compared to previous years, but many operators are investing more in the flexibility of their plants. This investment and the export business allow the plant builders to survive,"explained Horst Seide, president of the German Biogas Association.
HomeBiogas 2.0 Produces 3 Hours Of Cooking Gas Per Day From Kitchen Scraps
HomeBiogas, which successfully launched its first home biodigester system on Indiegogo in early 2016, has been working to improve the design of its product into a more durable, lower cost, and more efficient model, and recently unveiled the next iteration of this backyard biogas device. While its first product offering was priced right around $1000, the new version, HomeBiogas 2.0, is selling for less than half of that, and is claimed to work at twice its original speed.
The biogas appliance is meant to sit in the yard near the kitchen (up to 20 meters away), where the 1200-litre tank is filled with water, “activated” with bacteria, and then filled with food scraps, kitchen and garden waste, or animal manure on a daily basis. Inside the digester tank, bacteria breaks down the organic matter, producing biogas that gets collected in a 700-litre gas storage tank, which then feeds the biogas to the stove in the kitchen.
It is a completely off-grid appliance, and as long as it is fed properly and within the optimal temperature range, it is claimed to produce up to 3 hours worth of cooking gas daily. When outside temperatures are above or below the recommended range, the appliance requires shade, insulation, or a heater to perform as designed.
In addition to biogas for cooking, the HomeBiogas 2.0 system also produces up to 12 litres of organic liquid fertiliser each day, which can go a long way toward boosting garden yields and increasing soil health and fertility.
According to the press materials, although the HomeBiogas 2.0 system gradually fills its gas storage tank as the biogas is produced, a “patented mechanical pressure mechanism” and an inline gas purifier ensure that clean, ready-to-use cooking gas is delivered at a uniform rate to the biogas stove.
Backers of the Kickstarter campaign at the $475 level will receive a HomeBiogas 2.0 appliance and a specially adapted biogas stove burner when they ship in the spring of 2018. And for those who want to buy in at an even lower rate in order to resell the units, a pallet of 10 units is available to pledges at the $3,600 level.
And because of that, HomeBiogas is also matching donations to the campaign that will go to fund local organisations in Puerto Rico and Kenya in order to provide clean energy to the families there who really need it. via Producing Cooking from Kitchen Scraps
Severn Trent invests £60m in biogas upgrade
Is it too soon to say that on the home biogas plant front, there will soon be a solution which becomes the new standard in low-cost home biogas units? If so, there could be MASSIVE global sales. Comments are welcome!
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