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A German company offers biogas plants via a franchise system to partners in the agricultural sector. The plants use slurry and manure, e.g. of cattle, pigs and chicken. The plants are characterized by low maintenance requirements and low operating costs. Various sizes are available as well as a mobile unit. Franchise partners are sought who will build the plants in their region.
In Germany alone, there is an occurrence of 200 million tonnes of slurry annually representing an energy value of 5,000 MWh or several nuclear power plants. It is estimated that there are more than two billion tonnes of slurry in the EU which represent some 50 GWh of mostly unused energy.
A German company has set themselves the goal to make use of this "free fuel" by extracting the energy, reducing the odour and producing a potent bio-fertilizer. The German company offers biogas plants for farms via a franchise system. The biogas plants offered use only slurry and manure (no energy crops). The resulting fertilizer is much more effective than the original slurry. Target application markets are cattle, pig and chicken farms.
These slurry-only anaerobic digestion (AD) plants are based on a unique technology. Natural forces mix the substrates in the digester and help saving operational cost and investment. The technology is optimized for liquid fermentation and small plants. The construction design of the concrete digester allows the generated biogas to mix the substrates. This happens automatically and continuously.
The technology was designed to use a minimum of moving parts and it allows operation with a minimal amount of time. This concept reduces maintenance cost. All plant components are standardized, consequently service and maintenance is straightforward and partners can be trained quickly.
Conventional units are available in various sizes as well as a mobile fully automated and containerised biogas unit, which is ideal for remote areas and off-grid locations.
The German company offers the biogas plants via a franchise agreement. With the franchise license every company can enter the biogas / renewable energy market. The German company is the owner of the rights and acts as franchisor. The franchise partners build the plants locally and offer them to clients in the field of agriculture or food industry.
The German company has received international awards. There are a number of advantages in the franchise system that allow the partners (even non-experts) to act locally after having received technical support from the franchisor as well as in the technology :
• Proprietory technology using natural forces
• Reduction of operating costs compared to other systems on the market
• Low and easy maintenance
• Possibility to offer small (farm size) plants
Type: (Industry, Research) Construction of farms and stables, agricultural builders and traders, agricultural co-operatives, civil engineers, building companies, power companies
Area of activity of partner: Companies who are already trading in the agricultural sector can expand their scope of business with this license. The franchise partner system allows even industry outsiders to enter the biogas market with a unique mass product
Tasks to be performed: Build and offer biogas plants locally, if applicable adjust to local requirements in cooperation with the German franchisor.