Development of a biogas planning tool for project owners

Anders Michael Fredenslund, Tyge Kjær

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A spreadsheet model was developed, which can be used as a tool in the initial phases of planning a centralized biogas plant in Denmark. The model assesses energy production, total plant costs, operational costs and revenues and effect on greenhouse gas emissions. Two energy utilization alternatives are considered: Combined heat and power and natural gas grid injection. The main input to the model is the amount and types of substrates available for anaerobic digestion. By substituting the models’ default values with more project specific information, the model can be used in a biogas projects later phases to provide data for other documents needed such as economic and environmental assessments.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date30 Sep 2013
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2013
EventSardinia 2013: Fourteenth International Waste 14th International Management and Landfill Symposium - Forte Village, S. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari, Italy
Duration: 30 Sep 20134 Oct 2013


ConferenceSardinia 2013
LocationForte Village
CityS. Margherita di Pula, Cagliari
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  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Decision tool
  • Economical assessment
  • Environmental assessment

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