Development of Sustainable Heat Markets for Biogas Plants in Europe

I. Dzene, C. Rochas, D. Rutz, R. Janssen, R. Ramanauskaite, B. Kulisic, J.M. Abramovic, B. Malek, M. Devetta, M. Surowiec, C. Amann, K. Leutgoeb, S. Amman, J. Hinge, L. Bailon, A. Ofiteru, M. Adamescu, N. Fevrier & S. Froning
In many European countries the production and use of biogas is increasingly recognized as a suitable and sustainable energy option in a renewable energy mix. Most biogas plants produce electricity in CHP plants due to technical availability of CHP systems and according support measures (electricity feed¬in tariffs). However, in many cases these plants or not, or only partially, operated in CHP mode. The problem of how to efficiently use heat from biogas plants at the...