Emission protection for tanks and biogas plants

    New climate protection regulations pose a challenge for agriculture. We can advise you on how to reduce emissions in your current operation and thus meet the legal requirements.

    EU regulations to reduce emissions

    In April 2018, the European Parliament adopted the regulation on the inclusion of emissions and removal of greenhouse gases from land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF). According to this, each member state has a binding obligation to fully offset emissions from land use.

    EU subsidies for climate-friendly agriculture

    Since 2021, emissions from biomass used for energy purposes are now also accounted for and counted towards each member state’s climate commitments.

    All member states have financial framework conditions to incentivise more climate-friendly farming. This helps farmers to develop climate-friendly agricultural measures.

    Climate Protection Act of the German Federal Government 2021

    The climate protection regulation, which was relaunched by the German government in 2021, stipulates a reduction of CO2 emissions from agriculture to 56 million tonnes by 2030.

    Grants of up to 70%

    Measures to reduce CO2 emissions are subsidised in many federal states with high grants of up to 70%. Subsidies can also be applied for upgrades in the biogas sector that contribute to the reduction of nitrogen emissions. These include, for example, covers for slurry tanks that comply with the latest regulations on immission control.

    Immission control in agriculture

    Alongside solar, hydro and wind energy, biogas is a renewable energy source that helps to save fossil fuels. Around 44% of the nationwide renewable energy for heat and power generation is derived from biomass (AGEE-Stat 2021).

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    Since 2012, biogas plants with renewable raw materials or liquid manure as substrates have required immission control approval for a production capacity of 1.2 million cubic metres or more. In addition, they also have to fulfil the safety requirements for biogas plants (TRAS120).

    Immission control rules

    The German Federal/State Working Group for Immission Control (LAI) considers the following test aspects for biogas plants:

    TRAS 120

    The technical rules for plant safety in the biogas sector include:

    Well protected with AGROTEL Membrane Gas storages and Emission Protection Roofs

    We offer two emission protection roofs that comply with the latest regulations on immission protection. Our double membrane gas storage tanks with storage volumes of up to 50% are also TRAS120-compliant.

    Free-Standing Domed Roof

    The Free-Standing Emission Protection Dome Roof is ideally suited to smaller tanks and can be installed during ongoing operation.

    Container cover with central support

    Thanks to the integrated centre support, the emission-protection membrane roof can span tanks with a diameter of up to 40 m, and more. The high-quality construction promises stability, even in extreme weather conditions.

    Double Membrane Gas Storage

    AGROTEL gas storage tanks are highly efficient storage solutions thanks to their robust construction. They are designed for high operating pressures.