WHAT IS BIOGAS?
Biogas is a source of energy produced through anaerobic fermentation of various types of organic matter. This process is also known as anaerobic digestion and is carried out by the microbial communities put under certain conditions.
The generated gas is made of methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2) and trace elements of other gases, hydrogen sulphide (H2S) being one of them.
Anaerobic digestion also generates a type of digestate that is rich in nutrients (N, P, K, Ca, etc.) and organic matter that has lower levels of odours and whose main field of application is agriculture, where it is used as mineral fertiliser for crops.
Biogas is the only renewable source of energy that can be used for any large scale energy application (electricity, thermal energy or fuel) and be easily stored to be used when necessary.
Such versatility makes the anaerobic digestion the benchmark of the circular economy and the best option when it comes to valorising organic waste.
Biogas is used as a type of renewable fuel being the alternative to fossil fuels such as natural gas, petrol and coal on which we currently depend.
Biogas contributes to the circular economy:
How to tackle the problem enhancing the environment
MBS has developed and is currently supplying Ferro Bio – the key product used to reduce hydrogen sulphide (H2S) ever-present in biogas in different concentrations.
Ferro Bio is an iron compound Fe (OH) 3, made of functional oxides and hydroxides that upon reaction with hydrogen sulphide generates iron sulphide and pure sulphur; substances that, in turn, are used as additives to enhance properties of fertilisers.
Research and Development department of Ferro Bio has designed two products for biogas desulphurisation:
A large number of biogas installations (landfills, digesters, etc.) has inspired Ferro Bio to design a range of materials adjustable to all types of scenarios.
This way, based on the requirements and specifications of the installations in question our team of engineers will devise the most efficient system to install, taking into consideration the residence time, concentration of contaminants such as hydrogen sulphide (H2S), volatile organic compounds (VOC) or siloxanes among others.