Integration and validation

WP2: Integration and validation of models




Develop a computational model integrating value chain and biogas and environmental models for decision support at management and national level.



For each stage in biomass treatment, storage and end-use, the models must be able to calculate the mass balances of each component in the organic matter pool, while calculations of treated waste from a process unit must provide data characterising the pools of organic matter needed in model calculations downstream from that unit. Furthermore, the outcome of the biomass computations (WP3, WP4) and of the economic models (WP5)must be in a format suitable for the value chain computations (WP1). The results of the computations will be validated using data on economics, biogas production and waste composition from two biogas plants (including the costs for collection of the waste and profits from selling the biogas to different end-users).



Decision support for biogas plant management and regional/national decision making.



WP 2 leader Professor Sven G. Sommer

University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

Faculty of Engineering

Inst. of Chemical Eng., Biotechnology and Environmental Tech.

Campusvej 55

Visiting address: Niels Bohrs Allé 1, 5230 Odense M


Phone: +45 6550 7359

Mobile: +45 2778 7359



Head of the Biochain alliance

Sven Gjedde Sommer

Niels Bohrs Alle 1

DK-5230 Odense M

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