Fraunhofer/IWES Research Biogas Plant
Project: Biogas research plant Bad Hersfeld/Hesse
In 2011, commissioned by the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the State Office of Hesse, ÖKOBIT constructed a large-scale research biogas plant at Eichhof in Bad Hersfeld, Germany.
The particular challenge of this project was the integration of the existing biogas plant (upgraded by ÖKOBIT) as well as the integration of the existing infrastructure with a micro gas turbine and other energy generators within the scope of the research project.
Thanks to the intelligent substrate distribution and the sophisticated gas management system, ÖKOBIT has constructed a biogas plant which guarantees a stable biogas process for research projects running in parallel – the perfect basis for assured revenues.
1 research digester, 1 post-digester, pump container
Upgrading concept: CHP, heat utilization for stables and operations building of LLVA Eichhof [Agricultural Teaching and Research Establishment of the State of Hesse]
Plant rating: 200 kWel
Biogas production/year: 0.8 million Nm³
Electricity production/year: 1.6 million kWh
CO2 saving/year: 1,200 t
All digestible biomass materials/substrates
Construction time: 6 months, year of construction: 2011
Investor/operator: State Agricultural Holding Bad Hersfeld und Fraunhofer Institute IWES