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Eggersmann Recycling Technology

BEKON Processes

Dry Fermentation

Reliable Generation of Sustainable Energy

  • High degree of automation
  • Robust and simple processes
  • Modular concept
  • High biogas yields

The many advantages of dry fermentation with BEKON make us one of the leading providers in biogas production. We at the Eggersmann Group even operate five BEKON biogas plants in which we test and improve the process in daily practice.

Global Technology Leader

BEKON is a global technology leader in the construction of biogas plants for generating energy from waste. The plants are known for their particularly high efficiency as well as their simple and robust operation

Only a fraction of the energy generated flows into the plant's own energy consumption. Together with the high biogas yield, this makes the process particularly efficient. 

  • Waste always accumulates, which makes our processes reliable and constant. Consequently, energy production is not volatile, like solar or wind energy, for example.
  • Biogas can be easily stored and is therefore used to cover peak loads
  • As the volume of waste increases, our modular plants can easily be expanded with additional fermenters
  • Free choice between conversion to electricity or upgrading to biomethane in natural gas quality or fuel (Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG))
  • Power generation produces exhaust heat that can be used as local or district heating
  • Regardless of the regional or seasonal ratio of biowaste and household waste, the batch process allows the batches to be processed in a way that is suitable for each other
  • The energy is obtained from renewable, as organic waste – the processes are thus absolutely sustainable
  • With organic waste as input, a high-quality compost is produced in a second process step
  • Single-stage and highly automated work processes

BEKON is the only supplier to offer either a continuous or discontinuous process to suit customer requirements. 

Discontinuous
Dry Fermentation

Discontinuous fermentation is a safe and biologically stable process. In this single-stage process, the fermenters are filled either with a wheel loader or automatically using a tunnel feeder.

Continuous 
Dry Fermentation

Continuous fermentation is a robust process in which particularly large quantities of biogas are constantly produced. Pre-shredded biomass is fed into the digester by means of a feeding screw.