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Feasibility of energy systems using gas from manure fermentation

The use of biogas from manure fermentation for energy purposes could be an interesting option in distributed systems. The suitability of these systems is conditioned by the specific system configuration and the corresponding technical, economic, environmental and social features. In a recent work* by researchers from the Systems Analysis Unit of IMDEA Energy two energy systems based on the use of biogas from manure were evaluated from a thermodynamic, economic and life-cycle environmental perspective. Even though the analysed systems have the potential to produce high-value products from waste biomass, further efforts are still needed to overcome barriers such as increased prices and little or no incentives of environmental nature.

(*) Thermodynamic, economic and environmental assessment of energy systems including the use of gas from manure fermentation in the context of the Spanish potential. Anna Skorek-Osikowska, Mario Martín-Gamboa, Diego Iribarren, Diego García-Gusano, Javier Dufour. Energy Vol. 200, June 2020, 117452. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2020.117452  

More information: Diego Iribarren, senior researcher, Systems Analysis Unit, diego.iribarren@imdea.org

Use of gas from manure fermentation for energy purposes

Event Date: 
Friday, January 15, 2021