Biomass

Staple foods, raw materials and energy.

Alongside food production, an entirely new sector is emerging in the agricultural industry – the production of raw materials and energy.

Biomass

Staple foods, raw materials and energy.

Alongside food production, an entirely new sector is emerging in the agricultural industry – the production of raw materials and energy.

Biogas Symposium 2012.

Energised | 2012 – 2nd International CLAAS Biogas Symposium.

What are the ramifications of EEC 2012 for exisiting and future biogas plants? Are there new opportunities on the horizon? In the field, what plant types and crop rotations – together with or instead of maize – deliver high gas yields, and on what sites? How are requirements changing in terms of fertiliser application with fermentation residues?

The success of a biogas plant is measured not merely by the price paid for power fed into the grid or the heat energy utilised. Crucial factors also include the reliability of substrate supply, the site and the overall process flows – both in the substrate cultivation and in procurement stages, and in plant operation.

After more than 20 years, and with 6,000 biogas plants, Germany's experience in biogas production demonstrates enormous potential. Current research and development efforts, however, continually present opportunities to customise, and thus boost economic efficiency. The industry is furthermore influenced by legislative requirements, at times considerable raw material price fluctuations, and of course where the biogas plants themselves are situated.

The first International CLAAS Biogas Symposium offered a platform for sharing and exchanging knowledge and experience. We hope to build on the success achieved, and offer you this opportunity once more in January 2012. Together with experts from various specialist areas, we look forward to discussing ideas with you to "energise" our business focus.