Biogas is a major source of renewable energy. Unlike wind and solar power, biogas can be produced on a predictable basis from replenishable, locally available waste and residues. This enables the reliable production of electricity, heat, gas or vehicle fuels – renewable resources that are crucial to the global energy transition.
HZI Schmack has more than 25 years of experience in constructing, maintaining, operating and optimising biogas plants. In addition to turn-key construction, including project development, permit planning and commissioning finished plants, HZI Schmack’s offering extends to technical and biological services for economical long-term operation.
HZI Schmack also offers power-to-gas solutions for producing additional green gases such as hydrogen and synthetic methane with BiON® biological methanation technology.
Besides new builds, HZI Schmack can provide comprehensive solutions around your biogas plant:
Whether you’re seeking to utilise residues sustainably, diversify your agricultural business, generate energy in combination with heat, upgrade gas for feed-in to the grid or generate fuel, HZI Schmack can supply a turnkey concept for your plant – also independently of the Germany Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG).
To be able to continue operating older plants economically, it’s essential to take a proactive approach to planning modernisation and optimisation work. You also have to keep pace with a constantly changing legal framework that opens up new options for ongoing operation. Often even minor conversion work or modifications to the biological, technical and organisational processes are sufficient to increase overall efficiency. We can
Biogas substrates require special handling at the storage, preparation, feeding and mixing phases. For many years HZI Schmack has been developing and manufacturing its own high-quality components. We also supply and build in components from other manufacturers. We’d be glad to advise you.
The main factor in the success of a biogas plant is smooth, economically efficient operation. To assure this, HZI Schmack provides expert advice, preventive maintenance and intelligent planning. The operating costs, as opposed to the investment costs, make up around 85 per cent of the total costs over the life cycle of a plant. You can find out more about our technical services here.
Whether you need an initial biological consultation, support in the event of process malfunctions or an all-in service, HZI Schmack can help you with over 25 years of experience, the sound know-how of its scientific staff and various levels of support with process biology. Our lab is:
Our all-inclusive service for your biogas plant minimises the work and expense involved for you in running the plant. The service spans the complete range of plant management duties, including operational management, procuring raw materials and assuming administrative tasks.
You’ll find additional information on wet fermentation and biogas plants on the website of our subsidiary Hitachi Zosen Inova Schmack GmbH www.schmack-biogas.com.