Biogas Facility Opened in Denmark

Utility firm, E.ON Denmark, has opened a 300,000 tonne per year Grøngas Vraa organic waste to biogas anaerobic digestion facility.

By BEN MESSENGER

Soren Gade turns on the tap connecting the Grøngas Vraa biogas plant to the Danish gas network.

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Utility firm, E.ON Denmark, has opened a 300,000 tonne per year Grøngas Vraa organic waste to biogas anaerobic digestion facility.

The company said that the 115 million crown ($17.5 million) facility will produce biomethane from manure and organic wastes and is directly connected to the Danish gas network.

The new biogas plant in Vrå will process 300,000 tonnes of biomass annually, of which approximately 250,000 tonnes is expected to be manure that would otherwise have ended up as untreated on fields.

“When we open the taps for the new biogas plant today, we make it easier to convert manure and food scraps to green energy,” commented Tore Harritshøj, adm. director of E.ON Denmark.

He added that the plant will also reduce Denmark’s CO2 emissions by approximately 25,000 tonnes annually.

The biogas plant, which is the size of 12 football fields, is expected to supply the Danish gas grid with approximately 9 million. cubic meters of biomethane. This corresponds to the annual consumption of 4300 cars or 250 buses if they were running on biogas or the gas consumption of 6500 homes.

E.ON noted that there is still a long way to meet Denmark’s policy objectives of converting 50% of the country’s manure into biogas by 2020. With Grøngas online and several new plants  due for completion in 2016 it said that barely 15% of Danish manure is now used for biogas production.

The company said that the Grøngas Vraa employs approximately 10 people.

 

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In Depth: Recycling Robots 2.0

In Depth: Recycling Robots 2.0

Once suitable for only niche applications, robots are now being developed that can sort household recyclables and differentiate between construction wastes. What will this mean for the human workers? Does it mean the start of robot revolution? How accurate is the technology?

The day before yesterday, 13:06, By Matt Clay
Bild © ZenRoboticsDisruptive technologies

The robotic developments from the Spanish and Finnish companies are bound to upset some people. Both developments, albeit for different scales and applications, are designed to replace humans. This means man could be well be replaced by machine. Yet, like other industries, the waste sector has to evolve. Its dangerous and unpredictable nature mean that robots may be better suited than people for certain tasks.

Disruptive technologies by their very nature can turn an industry upside down. Just look at what Apple’s smartphone did for mobiles. Such disruption is often needed for an industry to evolve and to inspire other manufacturers with older technologies to take note.

Sadako is still in a very early stage of development. Once proven beyond the Spanish borders, it could have real potential. With ZenRobotics’ robot sorting stations now being used in Europe and Asia, the Finnish company is making great strides.

Prof Stephen Hawking may be speaking some truth: AI may not spell the end of the human race, yet, but it certainly could replace humans in waste sorting, making it safer and more efficient. And that can’t be a bad thing.

Matt Clay is a freelance journalist

source : http://waste-management-world.com/a/in-depth-recycling-robots

Israeli Domestic Biogas Kit Hits Crowd-Fund Target in 24hrs

Israeli Domestic Biogas Kit Hits Crowd-Fund Target in 24hrs

An Israeli crowd-funding project to produce a domestic scale biogas digester able to produce enough gas for two hours cooking per day has reached its $100,000 goal on its first day.

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An Israeli crowd-funding project to produce a domestic scale biogas digester able to produce enough gas for two hours cooking per day has reached its $100,000 goal on its first day.
In an effort to provide safe and efficient energy to both rural and urban homes, Tel Aviv based HomeBiogasLTD said that it has created a self-assembled biogas system that turns kitchen waste and livestock manure into usable cooking gas and liquid fertiliser.

Optimised for on and off grid urban and rural families, the system is claimed to produce clean cooking gas for three meals and 10 liters of clean natural  liquid fertiliser per day.

According to the developer, as an outdoor biological system HomeBiogas kits are easy to transport and fast to set up, user friendly, and able to significantly reducing dangerous greenhouse gas emissions and pollutants entering our groundwater. The company claimed that using one system could offset a car’s annual carbon emissions.

The system, which has been CE certified for safety, has also been tested and approved for safety and health by the Israeli Ministry Of Environmental Protection and the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure.

Reduced indoor air pollution
According to HomeBiogas the system also has many health and productivity benefits for families in rural areas. It noted the 2012 WHO Report which found that some 4.3 million women and children die every year from indoor air pollution due to smoke of open cooking fires.

It said that cooking and heating with HomeBiogas reduces deaths and respiratory diseases of women and children as it eliminates the need to use open fires.

The system was also said to saves labour too as families do not need to spend hours collecting and carrying heavy firewood loads every day.

“Our goal at HomeBiogas is to make this system available to everyone, whether you live in a rural area or are an urbanite with a modern kitchen,” said Oshik Efrati, CEO of HomeBiogas.”

“Our system eliminates waste, makes clean gas, and puts an end to breathing in cooking smoke. If everyone owned a HomeBiogas unit, our world would be much cleaner, safer, and greener,” Efrati added.

The company said that so far over 150 units have been in operation in undeveloped communities for over a year and it has been involved with a number of international organisations during this development stage. A video looking at one such project with the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies can be viewed below.

HomeBiogas has now launched a 30 day Indiegogo campaign where contributors can receive discounts on the first retail models to hit the market. The campaign can be found HERE

 

source : http://waste-management-world.com/a/israeli-domestic-biogas-kit-hits-crowd-fund-target-in-24hrs