Development Of Sustainable Heat Markets For Biogas Plants In Europe
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Workshop about the use of heat from biogas plants: drying processes and ORC

February 2nd, 2015 | Posted by Ilze Dzene in Events | News - (Comments Off on Workshop about the use of heat from biogas plants: drying processes and ORC)

On 12 February 2015 Ekodoma organised a traning-workshop for biogas plant operators in Latvia. The workshop addressed two potential uses of surplus heat in biogas plants: drying processes and ORC. The workshop took place at Days Hotel Riga VEF, conference room „City”, Brivibas street 199c, Riga, Latvia.

The agenda is provided here: Agenda_Riga_12022015

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For more information please contact Dr.Ilze Dzene (ilze@ekodoma.lv), BiogasHeat project co-ordinatior

Joint BiogasHeat and Latvian Biogas Association conference

October 30th, 2014 | Posted by Ilze Dzene in Events | News - (Comments Off on Joint BiogasHeat and Latvian Biogas Association conference)

In September Latvian Biogas Association (LBA) celebrated its 20th Anniversary.

To honour this event, LBA jointly with BiogasHeat project organised high level conference “Biogas in Latvia: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”.

The conference was held on 21 November 2014 in Riga, at Riga Airport Hotel ABC.

For more information please visit: http://www.latvijasbiogaze.lv/?c=15

or contact Ilze Dzene, Ekodoma

ilze@ekodoma.lv

T.+371 67323212

International Workshop: BiogasHeat – Increasing the efficiency of biogas

February 24th, 2014 | Posted by Ilze Dzene in Events | News - (Comments Off on International Workshop: BiogasHeat – Increasing the efficiency of biogas)

Biogas is an interesting and growing energy resource, fulfilling two main criteria for modern resources: Biogas is domestic and renewable. However, the most biogas installations have so far concentrated on electricity production and ignored the surplus heat. This way the resource was not used in the most efficient way and an additional source of income for the producers has been neglected.

On behalf of the BiogasHeat project consortium, we would like to inform you that the workshop ‘BiogasHeat – Increasing the efficiency of biogas’, took place in the framework of the 5th AEBIOM European Bioenergy Conference 2014 in Brussels on 12 May 2014.

The BiogasHeat project aims at identifying heat utilisation strategies, defining business opportunities and sharing the gathered experiences.

Accordingly, during this workshop following topics were covered:

–  heat utilisation options for biogas facilities
– discussions on the market and political framework conditions
– sharing of utilisation strategies and business models
– presentations of business plans and opportunities

This workshop was the first event in a row of activities to equip plant operators, planners, heat consumers, urban and spatial planners, regional authorities and others with the knowledge needed to utilise the surplus heat and increase the efficiency of biogas plants.

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For further questions, please contact Ingo Wagner, Policy and Project Officer, Euroheat & Power – DHC+ Technology Platform

Email: iw@euroheat.org

European workshop on biomethane – markets, value chains and applications

February 24th, 2014 | Posted by Ilze Dzene in Events | News - (Comments Off on European workshop on biomethane – markets, value chains and applications)

The final conference of three projects: UrbanBiogas, GreenGasGrids, Biomaster took place on 11th March 2014.

“European workshop on biomethane – markets, value chains and applications”
11 March 2014, DIAMANT Conference & Business Centre Boulevard A. Reyers 80, 1030 Brussels

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Call for expressions of interest in a coaching on sustainable heat use from biogas facilities

January 29th, 2014 | Posted by Ilze Dzene in News - (Comments Off on Call for expressions of interest in a coaching on sustainable heat use from biogas facilities)

The experience  so far shows that there is still a considerable potential of heat to be utilized. One of the main aims of the BiogasHeat project is to share expertise and experiences on how to use this available heat in an efficient way. Therefore, we are looking for coaching partners abroad in order to share our results with regard to technical, economic, legal and political issues.

In the earlier steps of the project we were able to gather valuable insights with regard to best practice examples, promising business cases and regulatory necessities which we would like to pass on. Our offer – which does not involve any specific coaching costs for you – is directed to regional authorities as well as operators of existing plants, operators and planners of future plants and heat consumers and we would like to kindly ask for your participation.

As selected coaching partner you will benefit from a visit by our consortium which will include a check of your facilities and a first round of training which will equip you with valuable insights. In a second round the consortium invites a few coaching partners to a second training in one of the project countries to allow for a more detailed and tailored approach. However, even if not selected the consortium will keep you informed and supply you with all training and coaching materials developed in the course of the project.

In order to declare your willingness to participate please fill in and sign the letter in Annex I (see link to the document below) which serves as Expression of Interest. The first selection will be based on the evaluation criteria that can be found in Annex II. Please return the form before 31 May 2014. Information on the evaluation will be published no later than 1 July 2014.

Please note that all data are treated confidentially. For questions please send an email to iw@euroheat.org or call +32 2 740 21 10 (contact person – Ingo Wagner, Policy and Project Officer, Euroheat & Power – DHC+ Technology Platform).

For more information please see: Call for Expressions of Interest

 

BiogasHeat National workshop in Latvia was organised on 20 November 2013 in Riga

November 11th, 2013 | Posted by Ilze Dzene in Events | News - (Comments Off on BiogasHeat National workshop in Latvia was organised on 20 November 2013 in Riga)

20 November 2013 in Riga, Radisson Blu Rīdzene Hotel confrence room „Kronvalds”, Ekodoma organized BiogasHeat 1st National Workshop in Latvia.  Energy experts, biogas plant operators and representatives from different public and private companies participated in the BiogasHeat project national workshop in Latvia – 45 participants in total.

Workshop was divided into two parts. The morning session started with three introductory presentations about importance of efficient heat use, issues addressed by BiogasHeat project and overview on general solutions of heat use from biogas plant. Second part of the workshop – afternoon presentations was dedicated to demonstration of already existing good practice biogas use examples in Latvia. Presenters were three biogas plant owners and operators. Three different heat use solutions (greenhouses, heat to district heating system and heat use for drying) were presented and discussed.

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European Biogas Association’s position on digestate drying

May 23rd, 2013 | Posted by admin in News - (Comments Off on European Biogas Association’s position on digestate drying)

In several European countries effective use of the heat  generated during processing of biogas to power is obliged  by law  and/or supported  by public funds.  In this context,  EBA would like to  draw attention to  possible unnecessary wasting of heat in the digestate (fermentation residue from the anaerobic digestion process) drying process, which could be considered as economically justifiable heat consumption eligible for funds.

Drying of digestate is a relatively old technology  and  was  first  introduced  (and tested)  in  1980‘s.  The technology was supposed to  transport  concentrated mineral content  of digestate  from areas with intensive agricultural production to areas with shortages of organic and mineral supply in agricultural land.  However, this concept was shortly rejected because of the dramatic reduction of nitrogen content during drying , which resulted in the degradation of fertilising effect of the digestate.

Nowadays,  we  observe  an effort to reintroduce the digestate treatment technology  in several countries in Europe.  This phenomenon  is  related  to  an artificial  promotion  or obligation to use heat produced at biogas plants. The technical, economic and environmental scarcities of digestate drying are presented here .