Pre-feasibility study and feasibility study
To determine the economic efficiency of non-waste biogas technologies in your enterprise, a number of pre-project studies need to be undertaken. These may include an examination of existing waste, obtaining all necessary details about the construction of the proposed facility, including equipment configuration, process diagrams, and a master plan of the site, identifying any problems that may arise during design, construction and operation, the economic efficiency of construction and operation of the facility, as well as the collection of baseline data to obtain the necessary technical condition and definition of required capacity for the site.
At the first stage, we will use our equipment to analyze your company’s waste, as well as other organic waste. These may be used in combination to produce biogas. Following analysis, the biogas energy potential from your waste will be calculated. Laboratory equipment, such as a desiccator, precision scales and muffle furnace, will be used to carry out this analysis.
These tasks will point to a conclusion on the feasibility of the use of biogas technology for waste processing.
If the conclusion is positive, the next step is to prepare a feasibility study for the biogas plant. Based on this, we offer an assessment on the optimal process for waste disposal, production and use of heat and energy, as well as a preliminary plan determining the placement of equipment at your site. The feasibility study will provide the document required to attract financing for the project.
An essential part of the feasibility study is to install and run mini-fermenters – a pilot biogas plant designed to calculate the actual yield of biogas, adjust settings and offer payback and guarantee the right level of technical and economic parameters, as well as to reduce risks.
Running a mini-fermenter at a customer site in Belarus
The mini-fermenter is a miniature copy of a biogas plant constructed and operated based on technology developed by Agrobiotech. Biogas is produced from fermented waste in the mini-fermenter, and its volume is measured every 24 hours.
The fermenter should be placed in a warm room with a temperature of 15 degrees Celsius. The fermentation cycle takes 30 days. The experiment determines the actual production of biogas at the customer’s biogas plants within a margin of 5%.