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Murphy, JD and McKeogh, E and Kiely, G;
Applied Energy
Technical/economic/environmentaI analysis of biogas utilisation
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Biogas may be utilised for Combined Heat and Power (CHP) production or for transport fuel production (CH4-enriched biogas). When used to produce transport fuel either electricity is imported to power the plant or some of the biogas is used in a small CHP unit to meet electricity demand on site. The potential revenue from CH4-enriched biogas when replacing petrol is higher than that for replacing diesel (Irish prices). Transport fuel production when replacing petrol requires the least gate fee. The production of greenhouse-gas is generated with cognisance of greenhouse-gas production with the scheme not in place; landfill of the Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW) (20\% of biomass) with and without combustion of landfill gas is investigated. The transport scenario with importation of brown electricity generates more greenhouse-gas than petrol or diesel,,when the `do-nothing' case involves combustion of landfill gas. The preferred solution involves transport fuel production with the production of CHP to meet electricity demand on site. A shortfall of this solution is that only 53\% of biogas is available for export. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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