Technological objectives

Technological objectives

The Technological objectives of BIOMAN are:

* To increase the biogas yield from manure fibres and straw from 50% to at least 70% of the theoretical potential through a combination of technologies (separator units, re-injection of recalcitrant fraction, ultrasound and enzyme treatment), when applied together will increase the digestibility of the separated fibre fraction and hence the overall biogas potential

* To test the viable Re-Injection Loop concept in a large-scale reactor at a cost less than the running costs of the Re-Injection Loop. Economic breakeven is difficult to calculate but is estimated to approx. 4-8 percentage points additional gas output, relative to theoretical max.

* To implement the Re-Injection Loop strategy/concept in a large-scale facility