Biogas is one of the most important components in new energies thanks to its storability and weather-independent production. It assures plant operators a source of revenue that can be steadily calculated for years – which can be important for the long-term prospect of a farm if nothing else.
Biogas is a fixed component in the energy mix of the future and hence offers long-term prospects. Other than wind and solar energy, biogas production does not depend on climatic factors. It is thus an all-time reliable source of energy. Biogas can also be stored and converted to energy at any time. As a power source, it can meet both base-load and peak-load requirements.
Many farmers use biogas production to establish a second economic mainstay, thereby ensuring that their agricultural enterprises continue to flourish into the next generation. Because energy generated from biogas is not subject to price fluctuations, it represents a source of revenue that is reliable over 20 years at least.
Decentralised biogas production using independent resources strengthens the added value in rural areas. Using renewable resources effectively reduces the dependence on foreign energy imports, so that revenues remain in the region. More and more bioenergy villages are showing us how biogas can be used to get the most out of local synergies.
If a biogas plant is operated properly, there are no odour nuisances, since the produced gas cannot escape from the closed cycle. The fully fermented end product has a noticeably reduced odour after the fermentation process. As a fertiliser with a high nutrient content, these fermentation residues relieve farmers from purchasing expensive mineral fertiliser.