Greenhouse gas emissions from biogas plants
The Biochemical Conversion Department is equipped with a comprehensive range of measuring instruments for the identification of diffuse methane leaks. These include an imaging method that can visualize methane losses in real time, a methane laser and various handheld devices that can be used to detect point sources of methane. In addition, there is extensive equipment available for quantifying climate-relevant emissions, both from guided and diffuse sources. Methodically open and closed hoods are available, additionally emissions can be determined by laser spectrometry and dispersion models using optical remote measurement methods. The area also has explosion-protected sensors and methods for the permanent monitoring of operational methane emissions from overpressure/underpressure safety devices.