BTS Biogas is one of the most important providers of biogas plants and considered a pioneer in this sector. The core expertise of our company lies in planning, producing and constructing the plants. For over 20 years our qualified team of engineers, biologists, chemists, agronomists, engineers, designers and marketing experts has gained experience in the design, construction and operation of biogas power plants and thus offers expertise in service, consultation and biological support. We stand out through our wide range of products and solutions that are tailored to the individual customer`s requirements. Our complete service, in addition to maintenance and technical servicing also includes biological support, which enables us to provide an optimal biological and technical process conditions paired with maximum operational reliability.
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BTS Biogas is the largest provider of biogas plants in Italy and is a pioneer in this sector. The core expertise of the company is in planning, production, and constructing the plants. A qualified team of biologists, technicians and other specialists offers service, consultation and biological support for biogas power plants from 25kW to 1.5MW+ modules.
We are operating according to the principle of economic cycles and therefore also engage in the upstream and downstream processes associated to biogas production.
As an agricultural specialist, we own a laboratory in Porto Mantovano/Italy called 'METANlab', where we further develop our experience and expertise to ensure the optimization of the seed, harvest and silage as well as the biochemical operation of the biogas plants.
For over 20 years, a team of engineers, biologists, chemists, agronomists and technicians has been at work in the biogas experience market in the design, construction and operation of biogas plants. With more than 178 constructed plants, the BTS Biogas Srl/GmbH company is now the market leader in Italy. Overall, the production capacity of these plants corresponds to a value over 140 MW, i.e. this capacity could cover the energy needs of at least 175,000 households.
Biogas is produced by processing residual waste from livestock (dung, manure and uneaten food), food production (fruit and vegetable waste, residues from meat, fish and dairy processing, brewery waste, food waste and much more) and effluents from industrial as well as municipal wastewater treatment plants. By constructing biogas power plants, agriculture assumes an important contribution to supplying energy from renewable resources as well as to the disposal of organic wastes. Digestates are produced as a by-product of biogas manufacturing, which can in turn be used as high-quality digestate.
The implementation of the Recycling and Waste Management Act is perfetctly implemented with the construction of rural biogas power plants from an economic and environmental perspective.
Biogas is produced by the anaerobic digestion of organic materials in a sealed fermenter. This fermenter transforms organic materials into biogas by using methane-producing bacteria through a biologically complex process at approximately 38 - 55 degrees Celsius. More than half of the resulting gas is methane (CH4); the rest is carbon dioxide (CO2). A combined heat and power plant (CHP) with a generator transforms the methane gas into power and heat. Biogas is completely environmentally friendly and CO2-neutral. The production process only generates as much CO2 as previously has been absorbed by the plants during the photosynthesis. The ecological cycle is complete.
THE NEED FOR BIOGAS
Biogas is already known for several hundred years. Methane was detected in marsh gases around 1750. The first continuous fermentation processes were realized after 1900. In the beginning of the 1970s, biogas was relevant again in Europe due to the sharp rise in energy costs (oil crisis). Since 1980, the ecological assessment and presentation and thus the awareness of people have resulted in a major boost for biogas.
Biogas, i.e. the fermentation of organic wastes, is a way to solve environmental problems:
- Greenhouse effect
- Destruction of the ozone layer
- Phasing out of nuclear energy
- Limited duration of use of traditional fossil fuels