Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT
Osterfelder Straße 3
Sabine Strauch – project leader
Joachim Krassowski – project member
Telefone: +49 (0)208-8598-1162
Boris Dresen – project member
Thomas Raussen – project leader
Telephone: +49 (0)5542 9380-15
Ulla Koj – project member
Michael Kern – project member
Jana Wagner – project member
Jan Hildebrand – project leader
Telephone: +49 (0)681 9762-829
Results only available in German.
In Germany, organic and green waste from private households is collected separately and mainly utilised in composting plants (~80–90 %). Additionally, the energetic potential of this biomass can be exploited through fermentation. Regarding the lack of reasonable heat sinks at typical organic waste treatment sites, the processing of biogas and its supply into the grid is highly significant.
The project aims at developing a feasibility study on the utilisation of biogenic wastes in terms of material, ecological and energetic use – with regard to waste management structures, economy and available processing technologies and the supply of biogas into the grid. The study focuses biomass according to EEG 2012 §27a. In an overall study inhibiting factors in terms of structure, economy and acceptance are summarized and appropriate measures and recommendations are developed. The results emphasise the energetic potential of biomethane from organic waste for local players, such as plant operators, disposal companies or local politicians. Particularly the issued checklists and handouts should enable the relevant stakeholders to transfer models to real projects.
Determining the conditions with regard to the plant configuration and material flows for the supply of biogas: