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Biogas production in Zabrze. Closing the cycle of organic waste

Generosi, Johanna; Machacek, Erika; Remigius, Randy and Poderiene, Zivile LU (2012) In IIIEE SED reports IMEN33 20121
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
Both energy security and the demand for energy, particularly from renewable energy
sources, as principle drivers, call for the investigation of renewable energy potential
in Poland.
The city of Zabrze, located in the Upper Silesia province and urban zone of Katowice,
dedicates continuous efforts to the improvement of its waste management against the
background of European Union Directives requiring the increased reuse and
recycling of waste and the gradual reduction of waste being landfilled.
Biogas production presents a rewarding solution by using organic waste as resource
for energy production and thereby closing the loop in the life-cycle attached to
organic products. This pre-feasibility study explores the potential for biogas... (More)
Both energy security and the demand for energy, particularly from renewable energy
sources, as principle drivers, call for the investigation of renewable energy potential
in Poland.
The city of Zabrze, located in the Upper Silesia province and urban zone of Katowice,
dedicates continuous efforts to the improvement of its waste management against the
background of European Union Directives requiring the increased reuse and
recycling of waste and the gradual reduction of waste being landfilled.
Biogas production presents a rewarding solution by using organic waste as resource
for energy production and thereby closing the loop in the life-cycle attached to
organic products. This pre-feasibility study explores the potential for biogas
production from pig manure and organic household waste, taking into account the
prevailing local conditions in Zabrze.
From a thorough data analysis, field study visits in the vicinity of Lund in Sweden and
in Zabrze and adjoining communities, as well as multiple stakeholder interviews, the
feasibility of a 350 kW biogas plant fed by municipal organic household waste and a
base load of pig manure, with an electricity generation potential of 2.9 GWhe per year,
is deduced.
The report concludes that the technical implementation will need to be accompanied,
in addition to continuous public awareness raising and educational endeavours, by
economic measures and a supportive legal framework, both of which need to be
clearly defined for a medium to long term period to allow for predictability on behalf
of potential interested operators and businesses. (Less)
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Generosi, Johanna; Machacek, Erika; Remigius, Randy and Poderiene, Zivile LU
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  abstract     = {Both energy security and the demand for energy, particularly from renewable energy
sources, as principle drivers, call for the investigation of renewable energy potential
in Poland.
The city of Zabrze, located in the Upper Silesia province and urban zone of Katowice,
dedicates continuous efforts to the improvement of its waste management against the
background of European Union Directives requiring the increased reuse and
recycling of waste and the gradual reduction of waste being landfilled.
Biogas production presents a rewarding solution by using organic waste as resource
for energy production and thereby closing the loop in the life-cycle attached to
organic products. This pre-feasibility study explores the potential for biogas
production from pig manure and organic household waste, taking into account the
prevailing local conditions in Zabrze.
From a thorough data analysis, field study visits in the vicinity of Lund in Sweden and
in Zabrze and adjoining communities, as well as multiple stakeholder interviews, the
feasibility of a 350 kW biogas plant fed by municipal organic household waste and a
base load of pig manure, with an electricity generation potential of 2.9 GWhe per year,
is deduced.
The report concludes that the technical implementation will need to be accompanied,
in addition to continuous public awareness raising and educational endeavours, by
economic measures and a supportive legal framework, both of which need to be
clearly defined for a medium to long term period to allow for predictability on behalf
of potential interested operators and businesses.},
  author       = {Generosi, Johanna and Machacek, Erika and Remigius, Randy and Poderiene, Zivile},
  isbn         = {978-91-88902-89-4},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE SED reports},
  title        = {Biogas production in Zabrze. Closing the cycle of organic waste},
  year         = {2012},
}