Exploitation of solid digestate pyrolysis products from biogas plants
The primary goal of PyroD is the exploitation of the digestate towards the synthesis of high-added value products such as biochar (BE) and activated carbon (EA).
The overall results of the research will be evaluated through a techno-economic study and life-cycle analysis.
Benefits for the participating companies
Methology of implementation of the project
Detailed information about the project
Anaerobic digestion is a widespread organic waste management process, both of agricultural (plant and/or animal) and urban origin. It is a process with a wide range of different substrates, satisfactory yields in biogas, and a low environmental footprint. However, despite the significant advantages, the process produces a significant amount of digested residue, consisting of the non-biodegradable part of the feed, while at the same time it is sensitive to fluctuations in organic loading and the presence of compounds toxic to methanogenic bacteria (which may pre-exist in the feed or formed during the process), thus affecting the yield and quality of the biogas produced.