Biogas plays an important role in the Danish energy system. That is why it is important to have a detailed representation of both existing and potential biogas technologies in the TIMES models.
Energy Modelling Lab has developed a new detailed biogas module in collaboration with The Danish Energy Agency.
The biogas module contains both existing and new plants
The model can now utilize the 89 existing biogas plants in Denmark, and it can choose to invest in new biogas plants, when searching for solutions to cover our future energy demand.
Each plant can take classic biomasses such as manure or straw as input and generates both biogas and a fiber fraction, which can be utilized in for example pyrolysis processes. But the model is also ready to use new types of biomass like seaweed in future biogas plants.
Restrictions and regulation
A couple restrictions have been added to the biogas plants. In this way the model results become more realistic:
- A maximum dry matter content for each biogas plant.
- A maximum of 4% energy crops in the biomass input from 2024. This is based on new regulations adapted in April 2022.
Project period: September 2022 – December 2022
EML Team: Ida Græsted Jensen and Alexandra O’Sullivan Freltoft
Client: Danish Energy Agency
Model: IntERACT (TIMES framework)