How does biogas production work?
Biogas production is a 4-step biological process.
- • Hydrolysis, which results in the conversion of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins to sugars, fatty acids, and amino acids.
- • Acidogenesis, which leads to the production of carbon acids.
- • Acetogenesis, which results in acetic acid, carbon dioxide, and hydrogen.
- • Methanogenesis, where methane is formed by specific microorganisms called methanogens.
Enzymes, like Novozymes BG Max, are most active in the hydrolysis and acidogenesis steps of the biogas production process. The microorganisms and enzymes in BG Max degrade a wide range of organic compounds, including proteins, fats, sugars, and starches. The results? More biogas generated, and less Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD).
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BGMax® is a biological formulation that combines beneficial microorganisms and fast-acting enzymes for a more efficient biogas production process.
- 112% increase in biogas yield per kg of COD removed
- 86% increase in biogas production overall
- Enhanced COD removal in the anaerobic system
- Reduction of floating grease build-up in the anaerobic treatment unit