Innovation: improvement of the efficiency, performance and economic viability
The continuous improvement and efficiency increase of processes, systems and equipment are a special concern for us. Every day, our engineers are looking for new approaches to increase and optimize the energy efficiency, cost effectiveness, yield and sustainability of the facilities. This thought process often creates improvements and innovations for the entire system engineering of an area, which also impact the commercial aspects.
The best current yield
The biological and organic processes in biogas plants create a broad range of issues, which our engineers are more than capable of handling. Hereby, the operating material (technical term: substrate) with which the plant is operated, is of particular interest. Which substrates provide the best yield qualitatively and quantitatively? And what measures can be taken to achieve this goal? Fundamentally, there are different qualities of operating materials, which are used in biogas plants. The lower the substrate yield, the higher the percentage of the remaining residual materials in the reactor will be. The solution: Enzymes. They support the work of the bacteria in the reactor, and »crack« fiber components as well as long harvest sizes. The enriched substrate thus prevents the formation of floating layers. In addition, enzymes reduce the viscosity in the reactor. The thicker the mass is, the greater the resistance for the rising of the biogas will be.
The insight: the use of enzymes especially makes sense during short process phases. Enzymes help to achieve a higher yield level for the biomass degradation and eventually convert it into gas. A process optimization, which provides time savings and an optimized economic viability for the plant. The same biomass and substrate usage produces a higher yield of the substrate. A second effect: The plant is »cleaner«, if enzymes »clean« the system from the inside.
Another point: Continuity. Enzymes ensure a continuous production process. Thereby, intelligent maintenance and service systems enable optimized downtimes. The technical operations management is responsible for this. It checks and identifies possible errors at an early stage, and plans the scheduled upcoming maintenance and installation of spare parts. This is performed through computer-aided information systems. They clearly depict the energy generation process clean and communicate errors or malfunctions immediately to the operator to execute and implement countermeasures.
Our engineers work every day on these or similar questions. For this, they will utilize all of their knowledge and skills, to achieve the greatest possible benefit for the customer. A progress, that also advances Niersberger.