Trends in Biogas Technologies

  • Guenter Busch INBIA GmbH, Cottbus, Germany
  • Jochen Grossmann Physical Aspects of Ecoenergy Department, The Szewalski Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences
Słowa kluczowe: biogas technologies, flexible operation, biodegradable waste, phosphorus and nitrogen recovery, methanation


The presentation is meant to give a short overview on the state of the development of biogas technologies with special emphasis on the situation in Germany. Although the share of biogas based electrical energy among other types of renewable energies has become smaller, it still plays an important role for the compensation of fluctuating alternative energies and for the recycling of important substances like fertilisers as well. The growth of biogas capacities is limited due to the limited abundance of substrates. But newer technologies allow the biochemical production of biogas from carbon dioxide and hydrogen without any organic matter. Most probably, such processes will have the potential to change the common practise of biogas upgrading at least.


Torrijos, M. (2016). State of Development of Biogas Production in Europe. Procedia Environmental Sciences, 35, 881–889.

Achinas, S., Achinas, V., Euverink, G.J.W. (2017). A Technological Overview of Biogas Production from Biowaste. Engineering, 3, 299–307.

Scarlat, N., Dallemand, J.-F., Fahl, F. (2018). Biogas: Developments and perspectives in Europe. Renewable Energy, 129, 457–472.

Sahota, S., Shaha, G., Ghosh, P., Kapoor, R., Sengupta, S., Singh, P., Vijay, V., Sahay, A., Vijay, V.K., Thakur, I.S. (2018). Review of trends in biogas upgradation technologies and future perspectives. Bioresource Technology Reports, 1, 79–88.

Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe. Retrieved from: Germany.

Burkhardt, M., Jordan, I., Heinrich, S., Behrens, J., Ziesche, A., Tietze, M., Busch, G. (2017). Long term and demand-oriented biocatalytic synthesis of highly concentrated methane in a trickle bed reactor. Progress in Biogas IV — science meets practice, abstracts booklet of the international conference 8th–11th March 2017 (pp. 84–85). Stuttgart: University of Hohenheim.

Buschmann, J. (2017). Production of solid ammonium salts from residues of mono-digestion of nitrogen-rich materials. Progress in Biogas IV — science meets practice, abstracts booklet of the international conference 8th–11th March 2017 (pp. 92–93). Stuttgart: University of Hohenheim

Schönberg, M., Schulz, H., Schönberg, V., Busch, G. (2014). Investigation and determination of the essential parameters in a two-phase anaerobic digestion process. Conference proceedings for the international scientific conference, Biogas Science 2014 Vienna, Austria, International Conference on Anaerobic Digestion, 26th–30th October (p. 100). Vienna.

Individual Information provided by GICON GmbH, Dresden, and INBIA. Cottbus.

Jak cytować
Busch, G., & Grossmann, J. (2019). Trends in Biogas Technologies. Eco-Energetics: Technologies, Environment, Law and Economy, 2, 15-18.