Biogas To Power
Five years back, industries did not believe that they could produce biogas from industrial waste water and implement biogas power plants. But today, biogas power is very common in South East Asia, especially in Thailand (starch, palm oil and ethanol industries) and Philippines (piggery wastes). In Malaysia and Indonesia, several biogas power plants are at various stages of implementation.
As of now, more than 10 equipment suppliers have mastered the technology of biogas generation using their reactor designs. The most commonly used systems are UASB, AFFR, CSTR, covered lagoons, etc. However, gas engine suppliers are quite limited. Only 5 or 6 suppliers are dominating the market.
The key reason for the sudden development in biogas power technology and project development is the revenue from CDM. Methodologies are available to estimate the CER for various biogas power plants and in last two years, several refinements were made by CDM Executive Board.
Issues related to emissions from open flares and closed flares have been sorted out without uncertainties/loopholes. Waste water from starch plants, palm oil plants, ethanol plants, poultry farms, cattle farms and piggery farms are ideal for biogas generation and power generation.
Biogas from MSW is also getting popular. In cities, bio-degradable wastes are separated from MSW to produce biogas. Such systems are already in operation in Thailand and India. For services related to biogas power contact us.