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BiogasSystem integration

Project ID 03KB080

Flex75 - Flexible operation of small liquid manure plants (<75 kW) (joint research project)

Biogas plant (Photo: Fraunhofer UMSICHT)

Duration

  • 01.07.2013 – 31.12.2014

Contact

Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT, Institute Branch Sulzbach-Rosenberg
An der Maxhütte 1
92237 Sulzbach-Rosenberg

Dr. Matthias Franke – project manager
Telephone: +49 (0)9661 908-438
E-Mail: matthias.franke‍@‍umsicht.fraunhofer.de

Partner

03KB080B - OmniCert GmbH

Focus

  • Flexible operation of small liquid manure plants
  • Balancing energy market
  • Direct marketing of electricity
  • Small liquid manure plants
  • Economy
03KB080C - Maschinenringe Deutschland GmbH

Associated partners

Cooperation partners

Subpartner

03KB080 - Lechwerke AG

Results

Results only available in German.

Topic

In the project important findings about the potential, technical feasibility and economy concerning the conversion of small liquid manure plants to a flexible operation should be obtained in scientific terms. Here, the possible potential of balancing energy of liquid manure plants < 75 kW and the expected achievable savings potential of greenhouse gas emissions are evaluated. In addition, the economic effects of the flexibility are investigated, i. e. how the earnings prospects by combining the flexible operation and participation in the balancing energy market can compensate the extra costs for a demand-responsive operational mode.

Aims

In the joint project a scientific and technical basis for the review of the economy of liquid manure plants related to the direct marketing of electricity under the EEG 2012 should be developed.

Within the framework of the overall economic consideration the technical conversion and achievable profit by participation in the balancing energy market are evaluated under practical conditions based on two selected liquid manure plants.

On the one hand the necessary investment costs for the conversion of the existing plants (gas storage/CHP) are calculated, on the other hand the achievable profit by participation in the balancing energy market is determined.

Measures

  • Identification of potentials for liquid manure plants
  • Economic effects of the flexible operation of small liquid manure plants
  • Derivation of recommendations

Focus

  • Flexible operation of small liquid manure plants
  • Balancing energy market
  • Direct marketing of electricity
  • Small liquid manure plants
  • Economy

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