WIP - Renewable Energies

Sustainable Heat Use of Biogas Plants


This handbook was elaborated in the framework of the BiogasHeat project (IEE/11/025), supported by the European Commission through the Intelligent Energy for Europe (IEE) programme operated by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). The authors would like to thank the European Commission for the support of the BiogasHeat project as well as the reviewers and BiogasHeat partners for their contribution to the handbook. For the provision of pictures and graphs, the authors thank the following companies: AgroEnergien (Burkhard Meiners), GE Energy (Roland Jenewein), LaTherm GmbH (Michael Schönberg), SCHNELL Motoren AG (Susanne Kerezsy), STELA Laxhuber GmbH (Nadine Sahlmann), Thermaflex Isolierprodukte GmbH (Jana Tanneberg-Kranz), TransHeat GmbH (Ronald Strasser), Tranter Solarice GmbH (Wolfgang Stürzebecher) and Verdesis Services UK LTD (Nick Sheldon).

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The BiogasHeat project
The BiogasHeat project addresses the problem of how to efficiently use the heat from biogas plants at the European, national and project level. Thereby a set of different policy, best practice, field test and project implementation measures are developed and used. The specific objectives of the BiogasHeat project are: (1) to support the economic and sustainable utilization of heat from existing and future biogas plants, which currently is wasted, (2) to increase the capability in several target countries (Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Latvia, and Romania) through specific measures, including analysis of technical options, feasibility studies, entrepreneurial strategy development of business cases and field testing to address key barriers; and (3) to boost capacity through trainings, skills enhancement, and knowledge transfer.

BiogasHeat has started in April 2012 and lasts for 3 years. The project is supported by the Intelligent Energy for Europe Program of the European Union (Contract No IEE/11/025).

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