Hessian Biogas Research Center - HBFZ
The HBFZ investigates all aspects of energyproduction from biomass. Research activities begin with crop cultivation, continue with the adequate supply of the substrate, through to the production of biogas within the biogas installation as such, and also include the fermentation residues and the planting ground. The production and utilization of the biogas in combination with other renewable energy suppliers in various forms is also examined. These include the direct generation of electricity, the combined supply of electricity and heat, as well as the production of natural gas substitutes and fuel and the provision of CO2 as a reactant for methanization (power-to-gas).
Furthermore, the HBFZ offers optimum conditions for testing energy management and control systems. Multiple PV-systems, a biogas plant with CHP, as well as a very flexible micro-gas-turbine and a wood chip-fired-plant are producing electrical or thermal energy. Moreover the facilities of the HBFZ include barns and stables, tool-room workshops, kitchens, boarding school and other facilities with a similar load profile to those found in a small village and which are all successively connected to a heating pipeline.