Together with our partner Metgen, we are introducing innovative enzymes to the market, which make it possible to increase methane yield in biogas plants.
Biogas is one of the renewable energy sources with great potential. It is a mixture of gases, the main component of which is very energetic methane. Biogas is produced through the decomposition of organic matter available in the form of waste, agricultural products or energy crops. Substrate decomposition and biogas production take place under controlled anaerobic conditions in biogas plants. Biogas plants allow the production of valuable energy and at the same time enable the disposal of waste.
Many types of substrates can be used for biogas production which have a higher or lower potential. Straw is one of the sources from which significant amounts of biogas can be obtained. However, it is a very difficult material to decompose, because straw is made up of cellulose and lignin particles. Lignin, in particular, is a substance that is very vulnerable to biological decomposition processes.
Thanks to enzymes developed by Metgen, lignin decomposition is several dozen times faster. In practice, this means that it is possible to increase biogas production from this material by up to 100%. At the same time, the amount of waste generated in a biogas plant is reduced.
The effectiveness of various Metgen enzymes has already been proven many times in laboratory tests and in practice throughout Europe. Currently, in Poland, we are conducting detailed tests in laboratories in order to determine the optimal conditions for the use of enzymes in biogas production. Our goal is to provide the biogas plant with a tool that will allow it to increase profits from energy production at minimum cost and to minimize the costs of waste utilization. If you are interested in the use of enzymes in a biogas plant, please contact us!