IEA Bioenergy: Task 37 - Energy from biogas
Task 37 is an international working group which covers the anaerobic digestion (AD) of biomass feedstocks including agricultural residues (e.g. manure and crop residues), energy crops, organic-rich waste waters, the organic fraction of municipal of solid waste (OFMSW) and industrial organic wastes. Anaerobic digestion is carried out in facilities specially adapted for each particular feedstock, or mixture of feedstocks in the case of co-digestion.
The main interests are the production of biogas for use directly for heat and power, upgrading of biogas to biomethane, utilisation of biogas/biomethane for electricity grid balancing and high quality digestate that can be used as biofertiliser. Task 37 addresses the whole biogas production chain from feedstock collection and pretreatment to biogas upgrading, biofertiliser application and process chain sustainability. Read more here
- Country Reports - these provide a summary of biogas production and utilisation in Task Group member countries.
- Code of Practice: For on-farm biogas production and use (piggeries) - this report aims to provide a consistent framework and guidance for the safe design, construction, operation and maintenance of biogas systems in order to facilitate greater uptake of biogas in the Australian pork industry.
- Biogas handbook - science, production and application
- Biogas on your farm - EECA tech guide - this guide is aimed at a farming audience, and includes practical examples.