Bioenergy Production in the Torun Biogas Plant (Poland)

Bartlomiej Iglinski
Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland

Jerzy Sobolski
Biogaz Inwestor Co., Torun, Poland

Ladda ner artikelhttp://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ecp1105733

Ingår i: World Renewable Energy Congress - Sweden; 8-13 May; 2011; Linköping; Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 57:5, s. 33-40

Visa mer +

Publicerad: 2011-11-03

ISBN: 978-91-7393-070-3

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


This paper describes the work of the biogas plant in Torun (Poland). Biogas has been obtained from municipal waste since 1998 at the Municipal Waste Landfill Site in Torun. Biodegradable waste constitutes about 45-50% of the waste dumped into the site. These municipal wastes have been disposed of at this site since 1964. Biogas is obtained during approximately 8000 hours per year from 62 wells. The highest methane contents in biogas (>60%) were achieved between 2000-2003 and in 2008. As a result of biogas combustion; thermal and electrical energy is produced. The total quantity of energy produced during a year is 11 000 MWh; but higher amounts were achieved in 2004 and 2008 (nearly 12 500 MWh). The heat and electrical energy obtained is supplied to the city inhabitants by the Power Station Torun S.A. and the Thermal Energy Station Torun Co. Ltd.


bioenergy; biogas; Torun; municipal wastes


[1] P. Weiland; Biogas production: current state and perspectives; Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 85; 2010; pp. 849-860. doi: 10.1007/s00253-009-2246-7.

[2] B. Iglinski; R. Buczkowski; M. Cichosz; Bioenergy technologies; Nicolaus Copernicus University Publishing; 2009; pp. 255-298.

[3] J.D. Murphy; E. McKeogh; G. Kiely; Technical/economic/environmental analysis of biogas utilisation; Applied Energy 77; 2004; pp. 407-427. doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2003.07.005.

[4] J.D. Murphy; E. McKeogh; Technical; economic and environmental analysis of energy production from municipal solid waste; Renewable Energy 29; 2004; 1043-1057. doi: 10.1016/j.renene.2003.12.002.

[5] R. Buczkowski; A. Iglinska; B. Iglinski; The possibilities of obtaining biomass for biogas production in the region of Torun; Chemistry for Agriculture 7; 2006; pp. 865-869.

[6] R. Kothari; V.V. Tyagi; A. Pathak; Waste-to-energy: A way from renewable energy sources to sustainable development; Renwable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 14; 2010; pp. 3164-3170. doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2010.05.005.

[7] U. Desideri; F. Di Maria; D. Leonardi; S. Proietti; Sanitary landfill energetic potential analysis: a real case study; Energy Conversation and Management 44; 2003; pp. 1969-1981. doi: 10.1016/S0196-8904(02)00224-8.

[8] R. Arthur; M.F. Baidoo; E. Antwi; Biogas as a potential renewable energy source: A Ghanaian case study; Renewable Energy 36; 2011; pp. 1510-1516.

[9] Website: http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/assessment-report/ar4/wg1/ar4-wg1-chapter2.pdf

[10] C. Cornejo; A.C. Wilkie; Greenhouse gas emission and biogas potential from livestock on Ecuador; Energy for Sustainable Development 14; 2010; pp. 256-266. doi: 10.1016/j.esd.2010.09.008.

[11] L.J. Nilsson; M. Pisarek; J. Buriak; A. Oniszk-Poplawska; P. Bucko; K. Ericsson; L. Jaworski; Energy policy and the role of bioenergy in Poland; Energy Policy 34; 2006; pp. 2263-2278. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2005.03.011.

[12] J. Paska; M. Salek; T. Surma; Current status and prospectives of renewable energy sources in Poland; Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 13; 2009; pp. 142-154. doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2007.06.013.

[13] B. Iglinski; W. Kujawski; R. Buczkowski; M. Cichosz; Renewable energy in Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship(Poland); Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 14; 2010; pp. 1336-1341. doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2009.12.005.

Citeringar i Crossref