From fruit and vegetable residues to gas for mobility and electricity
Prof. Isabel Kuperjans (Research)
Fachhochschule Aachen, Sustainable Energy Systems and Bioenergy
Dr. Simone Krafft
Fachhochschule Aachen, Researcher
Thomas Dory (SME)
Bert Energy GmbH, President
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Presentation of FruitCycle
This presentation has been shown to the audience at the Research2Industry Days in Sao Paulo.
About the project
FruitCycle aims to establish a decentralized biogas production from fruit and vegetable residues that can no longer be used as food. This concept is to be realized via simple and robust biogas plants that can be build on site. The product from the process - biogas - offers a wide range of flexible uses, not only as a supplier of electricity, heating and cooling, but also as a fuel.
By involving agricultural cooperatives and market participants as suppliers or operators of biogas, these often structurally weaker groups can obtain an additional source of income. In addition, the FruitCycle mitigates the climate since the biomass does not decompose itself and thus doesn't release methane into the atmosphere.