Objectively, biogas is considered a flammable byproduct of the anaerobic fermentation of organic matter. Biogas is one of the most flexible elements in the mix of renewable energies. It can be stored in the form of heat or electricity so that the energy can be used when it is needed. This flexibility makes biogas an ideal supplement to solar or wind energy, which both fluctuate in reliability and are difficult to regulate.
Vogelsang provides reliable components for the economic production of biogas. From pump technology to maceration, disintegration technology and solid matter feeding systems, Vogelsang offers a comprehensive portfolio of biogas technology for the entire range of fermentation. This is why we see ourselves as partners in the biogas sector. Together with our customers, we are continuously developing our biogas technology, adapting it to ongoing changes in the underlying conditions to deliver solutions for the efficient production of biogas. An important aspect of this is the individual analysis of every single biogas plant. This is the only way to find and fully realise potential for optimisation.
International biogas market
Today in Ireland there are over 50 biogas plants that mainly recycle agricultural and food waste. Across Europe there are over 17,000 with approximately 10,000 of these biogas plants in Germany providing power to the population. The average size of a biogas plant differs from country to country based on the type of biomass used. This means that in some countries, small biogas plants are particularly encouraged. In Ireland, biogas plants are typically 500kW. However, larger industrial plants are operating up to several megawatts (MW). The input materials range from recycled renewable materials to household organic waste, food waste and sludge.