Harnessing the power of plants

Renewable agricultural resources and slurry are ideal materials for producing biogas. Which plant or which substrate is best suited depends on the character of a region as well as the consistency of the soil, availability of water and the regional climate. Our concepts for producing biogas are thus as diverse as nature itself.

In Germany innogy operates three biogas plants. One plant near Neuss supplies an equivalent of approximately 1,600 households with electricity and a nearby industrial plant with heat. An advanced plant is located in Güterglück, Saxony-Anhalt. This biogas plant produces approximately 15,000 cubic metres of biogas daily that is refined to natural gas standard and then fed into the local natural gas grid. We were able to make good use of the experience we gained from operating that plant when we built the biogas plant in Bergheim-Paffendorf.

Bergheim-Paffendorf biogas plant

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How a biogas plant works

Biogas – a genuine multitalent

Biogas consists mainly of methane, carbon dioxide as well as small amounts of water and trace gases. The carbon-neutral energy source is produced in a biogas plant. In a sealed container (fermenter) biogas is generated using bacteria from foliage plants and small amounts of manure or slurry.

Biogas has many uses: refined to natural gas standard it can be used to produce electricity and heat as well as a fuel for natural gas vehicles.

Your contact person for biogas

Sarah Knauber

Sarah Knauber

Spokeswoman Renewable Energies

T +49 201 12-14861

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