Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT, Institute Branch Sulzbach-Rosenberg
An der Maxhütte 1
Dr. Matthias Franke – project manager
Telephone: +49 (0)9661 908-438
Thorsten Grantner – direct contact person
Telephone: +49 (0)9405 95582-19
Katharina Öxler – project manager
Telephone: +49 (0)8431 6499-1517
Manfred Götz – further contact person
Telephone: +49 (0)8431 6499-1452
Results only available in German.
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.
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.