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Energy from Biogas

An international Working group of the IEA Bioenergy (Task 37)

At a glance

  • Project leader: Prof. Dr. Urs Baier
  • Project budget: CHF 15'000
  • Project status: completed
  • Funding partner: Federal government (Bundesamt für Energie BFE)
  • Contact person: Urs Baier


The ZHAW University of Applied Science is part of an international working group which deals with processes to gain Energy from Biogas (Task 37 of the IEA Bioenergy). The research questions cover the anaerobic digestion (AD) of biomass feedstocks including agricultural residues (e.g. manure and crop residues), energy crops, organic-rich waste waters, the organic fraction of municipal of solid waste (OFMSW) and industrial organic wastes. Anaerobic digestion is carried out in facilities specially adapted for each particular feedstock, or mixture of feedstocks in the case of co-digestion. The main interests are the production of biogas for use directly for heat and power, upgrading of biogas to biomethane, utilisation of biogas/biomethane for electricity grid balancing and high quality digestate that can be used as biofertiliser. Task 37 addresses the whole biogas production chain from feedstock collection and pretreatment to biogas upgrading, biofertiliser application and process chain sustainability.

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