The feasibility of the sustainable energy supply from bio wastes for a small scale brewery – A case study

Barbara Sturm, Matthew Butcher, Yaodong Wang, Ye Huang, Tony Roskilly

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Abstract

Due to rising fuel costs and a need for the reduction of CO2 emissions, renewable energy sources have gained growing importance in industrial energy concept planning. In the food industry, a significant percentage of raw materials used leaves the process as biological waste. In this study a small scale brewery situated in Northeast England was audited. Based on the data obtained, the feasibility of biogas generation was modelled. The model included a planned extension to production capacity. Several scenarios for conversion were simulated, their gas demand determined, performance compared and economic viability calculated.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-52
JournalApplied Thermal Engineering
Volume39
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2012

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