Success stories

The biogas industry works intensively on technological improvements including biological additives, energy efficiency, new feedstocks, plant building and process efficiency. In addition, it is constantly developing towards new markets beyond the borders of EU-28. These Success Stories have been written in close collaboration with our Company Members to show how such innovations are implemented.


Biological additives

  • Germany – Development of a new enzyme product Axiase 100 – DSM Biogas: Download here
  • Germany – Driving efficiency improvements through MethaPlus L100 enzyme – DSM Biogas: Download here

Energy Efficiency

  • Germany – Flexible and demand-oriented power production – MT-Energie GmbH: Download here
  • UK – Biomethane from sewage sludge as a successful business model in Minworth – Malmberg: Download here

Feedtsock use

  • Belgium – Pre-treatment of dry feedstock in biogas plant Tongeren, Belgium – Schmack Biogas GmbH: Download here
  • UK – Waste to Energy in England – MT-Energie GmbH: Download here
  • Germany – The first biomethane plant running on hop silage in Oberlauterbach-Hallertau, Germany – Schmack Biogas GmbH: Download here


New markets

  • Serbia – The first biogas plant in Serbia – Biogest Energie: Download here

Plant construction

  • Germany – From a biogas plant to a biomethane one – an income and award producing facility in Osterby, DE – Malmberg: Download here
  • Czech Republic – Absolute efficiency in electricity and heat production from biogas by fermenting renewable substrates – MT-Energie GmbH: Download here
  • USA – Dry anaerobic digestion biogas plant “Biodigester I” at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh – Schmack Biogas GmbH: Download here

Process efficiency

  • Japan – Installation of an energy-saving fermenter-agitator in Japan – Streisal GmbH: Download here
  • Germany – Smooth and cost-effective hydrolysis in Tannhausen, Germany – Streisal GmbH: Download here
  • Italy – Biogas power plant with record performance in 2013, Italy – BTS Biogas crl/GmbH: Download here

Success Stories: anaerobic digestion of biodegradeable municipal solid waste in European cities


dfdfFollowing the recent policy developments in the waste management sector, including the introduction and push for source separated collection of biowaste, improved recycling targets and further shift from landfilling of biowaste – all combined and featured within the new Circular Economy Package, the EU Member States will have to look for improvements in their waste management practices and also tackle some waste streams that never entered the circular economy.

The European Biogas Association brings you 6 cities which are already ahead of time in terms of biowaste management, including sewage sludge from waste waters. These cities have applied anaerobic digestion as the best option for the treatment of biowaste coming from urban activities as a share of the total municipal solid waste. The publication you have in your hands shows all the benefits and opportunities a biogas plant brings to the local authority including energy recovery through electricity and heat generation, replacement of fossil fuels used in public bus fleets, renewable biomethane available for use for the local communities through existing gas grids. These cities and regions are now getting all the attention from the European perspective as they are constantly and deservedly considered as the real examples of good practices and forerunners in sustainable waste management.

Download the publication here. Or see each city’s sheet:

Ljubljana, Slovenia | Uppsala, Sweden | Lille, France | Vienna, Austria | Milan, Italy | Miskolc, Hungary 

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