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A DEMONSTRATION PLANT OF ENHANCED BIOGAS PRODUCTION WITH DUCTOR® ADD-ON TECHNOLOGY

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On March 1, 2015 we initiated a project that aims to develop an industrial-sized enhanced biogas production demonstration plant with Ductor’s proprietary Add-On technology (known as the “ADD-ON” project).

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 666427. Ductor was one of the first recipients of Phase 2 grants under the Horizon 2020 program, which is dedicated to innovative small businesses. Our project relates to the Horizon 2020 topic: “Boosting the potential of small businesses for eco-innovation and a sustainable supply of raw materials”.

All relevant public information related to this project will be presented on this page throughout the duration of the project.

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Objectives of the project

The overall goal of the project is to commercialize Ductor’s proprietary nitrogen-control technology, which has the potential to revolutionize the economics of biogas production. Our technology, based on cumulative R&D investments worth over €4 million, is capable of removing over 60% of the nitrogen from several organic waste materials before biogasification. As a result, wider utilization of high-nitrogen organic waste such as chicken manure in biogas production becomes possible, which will allow millions of tons of unexploited organic waste in Europe to be processed cleanly, economically, and efficiently. With Ductor’s technology, biogas producers can replace maize silage with chicken manure as biogas feedstock, for example. With this approach alone, European biogas producers could achieve a combined €1 billion improvement in their profitability while simultaneously cutting CO2 emissions by 1.5 million tons and releasing more than 811,000 hectares of cultivated land for socially and environmentally sustainable use, such as food production.

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