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Title: The future agricultural biogas plant in Germany: A vision
Authors: Theuerl, S.Herrmann, C.Heiermann, M.Grundmann, P.Landwehr, N.Kreidenweis, U.Prochnow, A.
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Issue Date: 2019
Published in: Energies Vol. 12 (2019), No. 3
Publisher: Basel : MDPI AG
Abstract: After nearly two decades of subsidized and energy crop-oriented development, agricultural biogas production in Germany is standing at a crossroads. Fundamental challenges need to be met. In this article we sketch a vision of a future agricultural biogas plant that is an integral part of the circular bioeconomy and works mainly on the base of residues. It is flexible with regard to feedstocks, digester operation, microbial communities and biogas output. It is modular in design and its operation is knowledge-based, information-driven and largely automated. It will be competitive with fossil energies and other renewable energies, profitable for farmers and plant operators and favorable for the national economy. In this paper we discuss the required contribution of research to achieve these aims.
Keywords: Anaerobic digestion; Biomass; Crops; Engineering; Knowledge based systems; Microbiology; Models; Bioeconomy; Biogas production; Digester operations; Microbial communities; Modular in design; Renewable energies; Residues; Technology assessments; Biogas; Anaerobic digestion; Bioeconomy; Biogas; Biomass; Engineering; Microbiology; Modelling; Residues; Technology assessment
DDC: 620
License: CC BY 4.0 Unported
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