BIOGAS is a natural gaseous fuel consisting mainly of methane and a mixture of other gases, including carbon dioxide. Biogas is produced through an anaerobic digestion process, which is the fermentation in the absence of oxygen and at a controlled temperature of biomass.
The purpose of Agribioenergia was to build a plant for the digestion of various organic matrices such as corn, sorghum, cattle slurry, and by-products of agro-industrial processing to obtain biogas and thus renewable electric and thermal energy.
To date we feed it by:
70% with animal and vegetable agro-industrial by-products
30% from dedicated crops (corn and sorghum)
The production process also generates another by-product, digestate.
During the fermentation cycle, which can last from 120 to 180 days, the biomass undergoes a number of transformations, including the extraction of methane and the mineralization of nutrients such as nitrogen phosphorus and potassium thus making them directly assimilable by plants, becoming an excellent all-organic fertilizer. In this process, the matrices are stabilized, completely eliminating any bad odors.
The use of these digestates as fertilizers ALLOWED AN IMPORTANT REDUCTION IN THE USE OF
SYNTHETIC FERTILIZERS ON OUR FIELDS.
In fact, therefore, the plant has made it possible to activate a supply chain that transforms agricultural production both in the form of raw materials and in the form of secondary raw materials into electrical and thermal energy WITHOUT EMISSIONS INTO THE AIR AND WITHOUT WASTE PRODUCTION.
Production of renewable
electricity and thermal energy.
It is a replicable source of energy from year to year using the sun and plant photosynthesis.
The use of agroindustrial by-products makes it possible to reduce pollution caused by the disposal of agroindustrial matrices and decrease costs.
Localized power generation, closer to the end consumer.
Ability to store energy in the form of compressed or liquefied methane.
Reducing the use of synthetic chemical fertilizers: digestate is an excellent organic fertilizer.
The use of thermal energy maximizes theenergy efficiency of these plants.