An overview on the Irish Breweries and distilleries potential for generating bioenergy through the anaerobic digestion of the wastewater
3rd ESEIA International Conference on Smart Energy Systems in Cities & Regions
10-12 APRIL 2018 DUBLIN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY DUBLIN, IRELAND
This work presents an overview on the potential for generating bioenergy through the anaerobic digestion of the Irish breweries and whiskey distilleries effluents. The results showed that it would be possible to generate 28,210,958 Nm3/year of biogas or 154,846 MWh of thermal heat with 110,715 tonnes of CO2 savings in a year. The electricity generation potential and CO2 savings were also calculated. It was possible to conclude that the anaerobic digestion of the wastewater from the brewery and distillery industries stand out as a feasible option to increase the share of renewable energies in Ireland.