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BIOGASTIGER® system – turning global organic waste streams into smart and clean energy

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - BIOGASTIGER (BIOGASTIGER® system – turning global organic waste streams into smart and clean energy)

Okres sprawozdawczy: 2017-11-01 do 2018-10-31

The production of biogas is one of the most promising forms of energetic use of biomass worldwide. Biogas plants can make a significant contribution to a sustainable energy system, while at the same time significantly reducing the emissions of anthropogenic greenhouse gases in agriculture. However, the conversion of biomass to biogas currently represents a very high technical and financial expense. Today, the predominant plant technology is characterized by customized and on site produced concepts which have a very negative impact on the quality and safety of the biogas plants.
The solution to these problems is a completely new plant concept for the use of biomass.

BIOGASTIGER® is a modular compact biogas plant in a transportable container construction. All components are standardized and industrially premanufactured in series, tested for quality before delivery and on site installed and commissioned with short assembly times. Our concept leads to the best cost to efficiency ratio, to the highest flexibility and stable energy supply on request.

With BIOGASTIGER® we address target customers from agriculture, the food industry and energy supplier. It is a continuously growing high-volume market with more than € 300 million turnover per year.
BIOGASTIGER® was conceived by F&W (experience in mechanical engineering, project management) in cooperation with FWE GmbH (highly experienced with energy concepts). With the global problem of not used organic waste streams and our innovative solution to produce safe, clean and carbon neutral energy, we want to make the world cleaner and safer. BIOGASTIGER®-the biogas machine.

This HORIZON 2020 SME Instrument 2 project will help to meet the customers’ requirements on the product and to make it acceptable on the market, the manufacturing cost shall be reduced and the quality of the modular biogas plant shall be improved.
Existing components of BIOGASTIGER® system have been analyzed and optimized and the components have been designed to be capable of series production. The technological concept of separation unit for digestate has been analyzed and optimized and a modification has been tested in field. A web-based layout tool to determine the size and selection of technological components for individual customers has been developed and brought online. Production methods have been planned, Tools for partly-automated assembly of BIOGASTIGER® components have been developed and quality management methods have been improved and implemented into the production process.

The improved production process has been integrated and the production of the BIOGASTIGER® for applications has been started even ahead of project time schedule.

In the context of development of the business model and marketing and commercialization, diversified Business plan and business models have been elaborated and adjusted to individual project scenarios in Europe and Latin America.

In the field of Internationalization and dissemination of the project results, agreements with strategical partners have been made and others are under preparation. Various conferences, trade fairs and be-to-be meetings and sales events have been attended. Publications through strategic partners like universities and associations have been done and prepared for 2019. The protection of trade mark for BIOGASTIGER® in Ecuador and Colombia have been initiated through a lawyer in Quito, Ecuador.

Through the management of the involved partners, necessary and profound measures for management of the project, the involved risk and innovation have been taken and further steps have been prepared for the upcoming project year.
The execution of measures within the first project year have been leading to a tremendous recognition and reputation in various countries already by now. We have been facing enormous interest for proposals and technical offers by interested potential customers and stakeholders in public institutions, universities and entities, which are already engaged in the field of biogas projects and operation of biogas technology.

There have been achievements in other regions of the world as originally planned. For instance, we were contacted by a strategical sales organization based in Helsinki, Finland, which has numerous projects under contract within the entire region of Scandinavia and even additional countries like Spain and Peru. In terms of societal impacts, there can be highlighted the achievement in Colombia, where biogas projects can be play a significant role in the resocialization of population in the region of former civil war. The peace treaty signed between the government and the former FARC organization, foresees to build up alternatives to generate infrastructure, regional value chain and social improvements in the region of former civil war. The Colombian government has clear goal to include renewable energies t that master plan, among which is considered biogas technology as a serious concept.
Technical components BIOGASTIGER in production
BIOGASTIGER Trade Fair Nantes with model of BIOGASTIGER
BIOGASTIGER Meeting demonstration plant Ecuador