Case Studies Report

Building on the case studies above, the following document presents additional analysis on a number of additional European AD plants, showcasing their monitoring practices, and the importance of these in optimising plant performance, uptime and safety.

This report focuses on providing general information related to key parameters worth monitoring and controlling during the operation of an AD plant in order to:

  • Allow a certain flexibility of varying hydraulic and organic loading of substrates
  • allow a slight diversification of types of substrates input
  • treat wastes to a high degree (if substrates are classed as wastes)
  • maximise organic conversion efficiencies to biogas/biomethane
  • yield good quality digestates and biomethane
  • reduce amount of plant/process downtime
  • enhance environmental benefits of the plant and reduce any impacts
  • enhance health and safety regime at the plant