ABEL develops renewable energy solutions, particularly designing and building plants to produce biogas from agricultural biomass and waste-to-energy optimization plants.
BIOGAS: What it is
Biogas is a mixture of gases composed of methane, carbon dioxide and other minor elements. It is generated through a process of anaerobic digestion. This breaks down complex organic substances (lipids, proteins and carbohydrates) found in plants, sludge and animal sub-products using special microorganisms, allowing energy to be recovered from biomass waste.
The biogas produced from the anaerobic digestion process is used in cogeneration systems to produce electricity and heat.
BIOMETHANE: a renewable and natural energy source
Many industrial processes in agriculture generate waste with high energy levels. Instead of being sent to waste disposal plants, incurring costs for the company, it can instead be recuperated in biogas production plants. The energy and heat generated can be used in the production processes of the plant itself.
Biogas can also be processed to extract the CO2, yielding biomethane that can be used to generate electricity or power vehicles.
ABEL designs biogas production systems of different sizes.
Small plants up to 100 kW are built using low-cost systems which limit civil works to a minimum. They are suitable for small amounts of waste biomass and for self-consumption of the energy produced.
Medium and large-size plants featuring specific designs are tailored to individual needs, without restrictions on the type of technology chosen.