BEKON

MINI

BEKON presents both an efficient and cost effective approach to the innovative generation of energy from organic waste with its BEKON MINI dry fermentation system. Through the use of dry fermentation technology, BEKON biogas plants offer the option of advanced and efficient biogas production. With a low energy consumption, they achieve a constant, maximum output of high methane content biogas, through fermentation of solid substrates. These include, for example, organic and garden waste, organic fractions from residual waste processing, solid cattle manure and other stackable organic wastes. The resulting digestate is noted for its excellent structural properties and a comparatively low water content, which therefore makes it ideally suited for aerobic conditioning and further treatment to high grade, nutrient rich compost or organic fertiliser for soil improvement. In contrast to incineration or landfill, the BEKON process operates with a closed nutrient cycle.

The BEKON MINI system allows this type of dry fermentation to be conducted even in the smallest spaces and can also be used with low input quantities. The new biogas plant in Enger has an annual input capacity of 8,500 tonnes of biowaste (kitchen and garden waste), from which some 1.1 million m³ of biogas can be produced. This is used both for the generation of electricity (1,210,000 kWh/a) and for heating (1,200,000 kWh/a). It is calculated that this will allow about 350 households (based on a household consumption of 3,500 kWh/a) to be supplied with electricity from the BEKON system. To produce this amount of electricity would, for example, have required 205,000 m³ of natural gas. Compared to straight composting, this allows further savings in greenhouse gas emissions of 1,050 tonnes CO2 equiv.  to be realised.

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