January 2019 saw in the inaugural edition of Regen Europe which is dedicated to capturing energy and by-products from the biomass and waste resource streams.
The calorific content of numerous resources such as residual agricultural wastes, msw, srf, waste rubber granules, dry sludge amongst others can be converted into energy via a range of technologies including anaerobic digestion, torrefaction, pyrolysis, thermolysis, pyrogasification, plasma torch processes etc. The resulting energy forms include heat, chp as well as biomethane through the methanation of syngas.
A broad programme for the two days including a rich international conference programme with simultaneous translation, international business meetings, study tours, the innovation competition etc.. and three parallel complementary events for wood energy and biogas make ReGen Europe the unmissable meeting point for 2020 !
FEEDSTOCK : multiple waste resources such as agricultural residues, srf, dry sludge, plastics, tyres, municipal and industrial non-renewable waste can generate via different conversion processes, a wide range of green energy forms.
PROCESS : Different processes including anaerobic digestion, torrefaction, pyrogasification, pyrolysis, thermolysis, plasma torch, methanation … apply increasing temperatures in order to extract the energy content in the desired form.
OUTPUTS : a large range of outputs are possible from the different conversion processes in direct energy or as a solid, liquid or gaseous fuel,eg : biochar, biogas, syngas, metal powders, biomethane (methanation of syngas), jet fuel.
ENERGY RECOVERY : the energy recovery opportunities include heat (or steam), chp as well as biomethane that can be injected directly into the gas network or utilised for transport (a fuel termed biongv - bio natural gas for vehicles), aircraft.