On the way to energy self-sufficiency, the usage of biogas for electricity and heat production is one of the most important steps.
Biogas is produced by anaerobic treatment on sludge & organic waste (co-fermentation). In combination with efficient energy usage, the goal of energy self-sufficiency can be achieved.
To simulate energy production and energy self-sufficiency over time, we have developed a special tool "CHP-sim". The simulation parameters are especially adaptable for every WWTP and biogas plant. The model considers changing operating conditions, like the installation of new CHPs in different combinations, addition of co-substrate as well as different control strategies for the heating system. The tool also helps to find the optimum configuration of the CHP plant and it is our basis for a relieable cost-benefit analysis.
Once we have found the technically and economically optimum configuration, we perform detailed engineering, prepare the tender documents for the mechanical and electrical equipment and supervise the implementation.