Use of biogas biscuit meal EKPO-EB for agricultural biogas plant for substitution of energy crops utilization with organic waste
Languages of publication
A laboratory experiment of two-stage mesophilic, low-dry mass, anaerobic digestion was carried out, focused on verifying the benefit of processing the biscuit meal EKPO-EB instead of triticale silage Agostino (GPS) and corn silage LG3266 in a regular batch for the agricultural biogas station in Pustějov. While anaerobic digestion of ensilages is largely difficult due to the content of lignocellulose, biscuit meal provides a high yield of biogas or methane, respectively, thanks to its high content of simple saccharides and lipids. When the original GPS (or the replacement EKPO-EB, respectively) represented 0.81% of weight of the daily input mixture dose for the first stage, the rise in volumetric methane production was 20% which is significant. The biscuit meal EKPO-EB decomposes almost completely in the first stage. Later, when the EKPO-EB represented 1.63% of weight of the daily input mixture dose for the first stage, the rise in volumetric methane production was 54% in the first stage and 16% in the second stage.
1 - 9 - 2015
19 - 9 - 2015
- VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Centre for Environmental Technologies-9350, 17. listopadu 15, Ostrava – Poruba 708 33, firstname.lastname@example.org
- VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava, Centre for Environmental Technologies-9350, 17. listopadu 15, Ostrava – Poruba 708 33, email@example.com
- 1. Asia, I.O., Oladoja, N.A. & Bamuza-Pemu, E.E. (2006). Treatment of textile sludge using anaerobic technology. Afr. J. Biotechnol. 5(18), 1678–1683. DOI: 10.5897/AJB06.114.[Crossref]
- 2. Jha, A.K., Li, J., Nies, L. & Zhang, L. (2011). Research advances in dry anaerobic digestion process of solid organic wastes. Afr. J. Biotechnol. 10(65), 14242–14253. DOI: 10.5897/AJB11.1277.[Crossref]
- 3. Schulte, D.D. & Luis, V. (1983). Kinetic analysis of anaerobic fermentation of dry beef cattle manure. Paper, Am. Soc. Agric. Engine., 83, 1–27.
- 4. Council Directive 1999/31/EC of 26 April 1999 on the landfill of waste. Official Journal L 182, 16/07/1999, pp. 1–19.
- 5. Ranade, D.R. et. al. (1989). Biogas from solid waste originated during biscuit and chocolate production. Biol. Wastes. 28(2), 157–161. DOI: 10.1016/0269-7483(89)90079-7.[Crossref]
- 6. Agyeman, F.O. & Tao, W. (2014). Anaerobic co-digestion of food waste and dairy manure: Effects of food waste particle size and organic loading rate. J. Environ. Manage. 133, 268–274. DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.12.016.[Crossref]
- 7. Decree No. 453/2008 Coll., which stipulates the types, methods of utilization, and parameters of biomass for purposes of supporting the generation of electricity from biomass. (in Czech).
- 8. Commission Regulation (EC) No 1774/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 October 2002 laying down health rules concerning animal by-products not intended for human consumption.
- 9. Decree No 341/2008 Coll., on details on biodegradable waste disposal. (in Czech).
- 10. CERVUS s.r.o. [online]. [cit. 2014-12-11]. Accessible from: (in Czech).
- 11. Rusín, J., Chamrádová, K., Obroučka., K. & Kuča, R. (2012). Methane production during laboratory-scale co-digestion of cattle slurry with 10 wt. % of various biowastes. Pol. J. Chem. Technol. 14(1), 14–20. DOI: 10.2478/v10026-012-0053-x.[Crossref][WoS]
- 12. ZEMSPOL STUDÉNKA a.s. [online]. [cit. 2014-12-11]. Accessible from: (in Czech).
- 13. Jenson, E. & Eckford, R. (2010). The Benefits of Triticale and the Potential Energy Content of Triticale Based By-Products through Anaerobic Digestion. 2nd Annual Canadian Farm & Food Biogas Conference and Exhibition, 8–12 March 2010. London Convention Centre, London, Ontario Canada.
- 14. Teghammar et al. (2012). Straw anaerobic digestibility. BioResources 7(3), 3921-3934.
- 15. Robertson, J.B. & Van Soest, P.J. (1981). In The Analysis of Dietary Fiber in Food (W. P. T. James & O. Theander, eds.), Marcel Dekker Inc, New York, U.S.A.
Publication order reference