A new standard biogas test plant (BTP), BTP2- control, complete with an internal gas quality measurement system, has been launched by Umwelt- und Ingenieurtechnik GmbH Dresden (UIT).
UIT has been providing biogas test plants for decades. The latest plant, BTP2 control, has been enhanced and adjusted to meet the latest customer needs.
The system is standardised in terms of fermenter sizes, agitator, heating, feeding, discharge, and measurement technologies. Figure 1 shows a set-up with 4 fermenters in parallel. Up to 10 fermenters can be integrated into one BTP2-control plant and equipped with one gas quality analyser. With this new test plant, continuous biogas potential analyses of the feedstock can be achieved and optimised.
Sustainable biogas production must address multiple factors, including the continuous evaluation of the feedstock and its compatibility with the biomass in the reactor to avoid process interruption; feedstock types, critical processing parameters, and substrate quality.