Value-chain for organic waste Production of biogas
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Biogas / biomethane / biohydrogen production is a technology that will certainly have an even greater positive impact on the environment in the future than it has today. A biogas / biomethane / biohydrogen plant is a large and expensive investment and this work is an attempt to find a sustainable business model for such a plant in Innlandet. This work builds on a former report from Klosser AS using traditional technology and only local feedstock at current gate fees. That report showed that such a plant would operate at a loss. This work has therefore investigated new technology, additional sources of feedstock to use spare capacity of the plant, and finally the effect of increased gate fees. New technologies have the potential both to increase biogas production and to give new new products. In order for that to happen, a lot of effort is needed to overcome shortcomings that new technologies bring with them. Taking advantage of the spare capacity of a plant like that described in the report from Klosser AS has only a limited effect on the economy. In the short term, the only way to achieve economic sustainability for a biogas plant in Innlandet seems to be a substantial increase in gate fees.
Masters in Commercial Biotechnology. Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences. Faculty of Applied Ecology, Agricultural sciences and Biotechnology.