The utilisation of biogas as a transportation fuel is an interesting alternative as opposed to the common gas firing in combined heat and power plants [Link Biogas].
BIOENERGY 2020+ deals with the upgrading of biogas to natural gas quality (according to Austrian directive ÖVGW G31 / G33) and its supply into the natural gas grid, making biogas available for mobile application.
BIOENERGY 2020+ has already successfully demonstrated an upgrading process with the use of a gas permeable membrane within a 180 m³/h biogas stream in a large-scale biogas plant.
Simulations provide the basis for further development and the increase of the efficiency of the membrane-upgrading technology optimised in BIOENERGY 2020+.
Beyond that, crucial development issues of BIOENERGY 2020+ include the further optimisation of the methane yield in biogas production, reduced energy demand as well as the prevention of methane losses within the upgrading process.