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First, let’s start by explaining what biogas is. Biogas is a vital new renewable energy. It is created by the rotting of living material by anaerobic bacteria.
Anaerobic digesters are normally constructed on locations that have a constant source of organic materials and need energy or heat. The living materials include things like chicken or cow manure in farming. However, there are other materials that can be used such as:
- Leftover lactose from the production of lactose free dairy products
- Spoiled foods from shops, restaurants, and schools or nursing home facilities
- Sludge from wastewater plants
- Field waste from farming
Why is biogas a good alternative to fossil fuels? It has lower carbon levels than fossil fuels. And, it can be purified through filtering it through water and carbon filters.
Using biogas helps the environment in two ways. First, it gets rid of waste such as sludge that can be harmful to the planet that would end up in landfills. Second, the energy produced is far cleaner with less carbon to emit into the atmosphere.
How does a farm biogas plant work?
- An inlet line for the slurry feed
- Fermentation chamber or biogas tank
- A gas storage tank
- Outlet for the slurry
- Exit pipe for removing the gas product
That is a simple breakdown of the parts of the plant.
- Water for irrigation
- Fire suppression/prevention
- Waste water
Depending on how large the agricultural business is will decide the size of the tanks needed for water, fertilizer, grains, and more.
Choosing the right size tanks for a biogas plant is extremely important. You need a large enough volume of feed (organic materials), fermentation, and collection of gas.
Storage tanks for farms and biogas
Storage tanks for farms and biogas not only need to be the right size but be suited for the product that it will hold.
Here are several choices of tanks for farming and biogas. Their sizes vary as does the material they are made from. These tanks will do well for various products within the farming and biogas industries.
Corrugated bolted steel tanks will work well for irrigation, wastewater, drinking water, fire prevention, and more. They can also be used for farm biogas tanks. These tanks come in several different sizes; from 722 gallons to 651,777 gallons. The versatility of the capacity makes them perfect for storage tanks for farms.
Bolted Steel Tanks can be used for various applications. Those include storage of numerous types of liquids used in commercial manufacturing, drinking water, waste water, bulk materials and dry goods for industries. These tanks are ideal for bio-solids, sludge, fire protections, wastewater, and more. They range in capacity from 4,000 gallons up to 2,868,000 gallons. The size of these tanks makes them ideal to use for storage tanks for biogas.
Stainless Steel Welded Tanks these are single wall or double wall tanks that make them the perfect solution for fermenting tanks. They are perfect for chemical and fertilize storage tanks for farms or biogas tanks. They can also be used for drinking water, juice, and fire prevention. The size ranges from 100 gallons to 650,000 gallons.
Glass Fused to Steel Tanks this technology is truly the best for bio-solids, drinking water, bulk materials, and wastewater. These tanks will be the best solution for storing liquids such as liquid manure, dung water, liquid fertilizers and other chemicals within the range of chemical resistance of enamel. They are also perfect for storm water retention or re-use. These work horses are the ultimate solution in farm biogas tanks. The size provides a range from 4,000 gallons to 2,868,000 gallons, so they will work for medium to larger sized farms and biogas plants
Welded Steel Tanks these tanks are the ultimate tanks for fire prevention for agricultural and small commercial business use including biogas plants. The size ranges from 5,000 to 30,000 gallons.
Underground Fiberglass is the top solution for underground storage of drinking water, wastewater, fire protection, and storm water. They can also be used to store grease, chemicals, gasoline, sludge, petroleum products, as well as separators and interceptors.
The other two choices are Above Ground Fiberglass and Plastic Water Tanks. These two types of tanks are perfect for water storage tanks, agriculture and chemical industries including storage tanks for the biogas industry. They are available in a wide range of sizes up to 7,000,000 gallons.
Once you have your biogas plant design and the permits you need, you can purchase any combination of these tanks for farm biogas storage. Each of the designs of tanks above will provide a perfect solution to one or more of the needs of your biogas plant.
Whether it is storage of water for fire protection, drinking, wastewater, or liquid fertilizers or chemicals, or even fermentation these tanks are the work horse of the farming biogas industry.
Each tank is custom made to meet the specifications of your storage tank needs for farming and biogas.