Pilot-Scale Experiments Using Cultivated Macro Algae for Biogas Production, Part of a Future Seafarm Biorefinery
2016 (English)In: 24th EUBCE Online Proceedings 2016: Setting the course for a biobased economy. Held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 6 - 9 June 2016, ETA-Florence Renewable Energies , 2016, 627-629 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The research is focused on evaluation of substrates not commonly used for biogas production and the development and optimization of processes adjusted to these substrates. This study deals with evaluation of sea weeds (Saccharina Lattisima and Laminaria digitata). Biomethane potential tests (BMP) have shown the methane potential of the algae to be 180-440 l CH4/kg organic material. These potentials are in the same range as potentials found for commonly used substrates such as sewage sludge and slaughterhouse waste. Sampling of produced biogas, substrate and digest were performed by using Solid Phase Microextraction (SPME) followed by analysis by a Gas Chromatograph with a Mass Spectrometrer (GC-MS) in order to develop a method to be able to characterize, monitor and possibly control the process.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ETA-Florence Renewable Energies , 2016. 627-629 p.
European Biomass Conference and Exhibition Proceedings, ISSN 2282-5819
energy balance, harvesting, nitrogen/carbon ratios, circular economy
Research subject Natural Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61616DOI: 10.5071/24thEUBCE2016-2DO.7.6ISBN: 9788889407165 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-61616DiVA: diva2:1083747
24th European Biomass Conference : Setting the course for a biobased economy. Held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 6 - 9 June 2016