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Biogas plant “Abbaye de Tamié“

“Abbey de Tamié” biogas plant run a study with ITFF (French technique institute for cheese) and discovered the advantages of anaerobic digestion.



Country

France

Start Date

2002

Website

www.biogasregions.org/

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The Abbey of Tamié is in Savoie, in Alps massif. The community of monks produces a specific cheese, “Tome de Tamié”, approximately 400 kilograms a day. Therefore, the Abbey decided to run a study with ITFF (French technique institute for cheese) to find another solution. The anaerobic digestion has many advantages like for instance the treatment of a little sludge production (30g of dry substances of DCO (chemical request for oxygen) per kilogram). Milking waters are also used in anaerobic digestion to decrease ingoing load, and therefore reduce the load that is rejected.

Contacts
Organisation

Regional Energy Agency of Rhône-Alpes Rhônalpénergie-Environnement

Project contact

Valérie Borroni