Resource efficient biogas solutions are implemented in many new applications and contribute to a more sustainable energy supply, improved environmental conditions and good business.
The Biogas Research Centre (BRC) is a Swedish centre of excellence founded in 2012 thanks to the Swedish Energy Agency, Linköping University, and partners from business and society. The aim of BRC is to create strong national competencies leading to industrially and socially motivated research and development of biogas solutions.
Ongoing project related to EffiSludge for LIFE: Quantitative system analyses for improved resource-efficiency of different biogas solutions (RP3). Read more here.
Research and education focus on the impact–the change to the environment–that society and the individual have on nature.
The Department of Thematic Studies - Environmental Change conducts research, doctoral studies and undergraduate education on current environmental challenges and the changing nature of the environmental condition. Within the Biogas Group, lab scale biogas reactors are maintained under semi-continuous conditions to address key research questions on the anaerobic digestion process.
Ongoing project related to EffiSludge for LIFE: MSc thesis on "Evaluation of benefits connected to bio-methane production within the pulp and paper industry".
Contributing to a reliable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective energy system.
SINTEF is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia. SINTEF creates value and innovation through knowledge generation and development of technological solutions that are brought into practical use.
Ongoing project related to EffiSludge for LIFE: Energy efficient biogas production by recirculation of nutrients and complete utilisation of resources (COMPLETE). The main objective in COMPLETE is to improve the resource exploitation at Biokraft's biogas plant to approach a complete recirculation of nutrients while expanding the biogas production. The project, a cooperation between SINTEF, Biokraft, Scandinavian Biogas, NIBIO, NTNU and HiST receives a financial contribution from the Research Council of Norway.
Modelling industrial symbiosis of biogas production and industrial wastewater treatment plants.
The project aim is to develop a modelling tool to assess the interactions that will be the effect of the EffiSludge concept at Skogn. The model should include sub-models for all relevant processes so that the mass balance and dynamics of the organic materials and nutrients among the systems can be simulated.
For the system analysis, the model includes multiple evaluation criteria to evaluate the performance of the activated sludge treatment and the anaerobic digestion, effluent water quality, biogas yields, energy efficiency, resource recovery (i.e. biosolids for fertilization), and resource use. Simulations of nutrient limited industrial WWTs (such as the activated sludge treatment within pulp and paper industry) will provide knowledge about the impact on and performance of the WWTP when operated in industrial symbiosis with a CSTR. The project is a collaboration between Scandinavian Biogas Fuels, Rise Research Institutes of Sweden and Lund University.