Quantification of Biogas Production and Forecasting Energy Yield

The landfill biogas production forecast model “BIO” was developed in its original basic format in 1985.

This calculation model has now arrived at its 7th updating after more than 25 years of application and consequent honing.

The benefit offered by the BIO model lies in its allying biochemical processing with numerous corrective variables (over 50) thereby increasing forecast accuracy.

In particular, “objective” data (all too often difficult to source) is now supported by “subjective” data.

Over the years, it has been possible to compare forecasts developed using the BIO model with effective captation results thereby enabling us to verify the accuracy of the model.

The probabilistic approach of the BIO model allows us furthermore to identify a variability span in the biogas production curve based on the quantity and accuracy of the variables entered (Best and Worst cases).

The BIO-5 forecasting model together with the experience gained from numerous biogas power stations enables us to develop forecasts for the recovery of electricity and/or thermal energy produced by biogas.

The realistic basis of the data concerning the availability of biogas as a source of renewable energy is indispensable for drawing up an accurate Financial Plan conforming to accepted standards.