The Review of Biomass Potential for Agricultural Biogas Production in Poland

Katarzyna Anna Koryś , Agnieszka Ewa Latawiec , Katarzyna Grotkiewicz , Maciej Kuboń


Adequate management of biomass residues generated by agricultural and food industry can reduce their negative impacts on the environment. The alternative use for agricultural waste is production of biogas. Biomass feedstock intended as a substrate for the agricultural biogas plants may include energy crops, bio-waste, products of animal and plant origin and organic residues from food production. This study reviews the potential of selected biomass residues from the agri-food industry in terms of use for agricultural biogas production in Poland. The most common agri-food residues used as substrates for biogas plants in Poland are maize silage, slurry, and distillery waste. It is important that the input for the agricultural biogas installations can be based on local wastes and co-products that require appropriate disposal or storage conditions and might be burdensome for the environment. The study also discusses several limitations that might have an unfavourable impact regarding biogas plants development in Poland. Given the estimated biomass potential, the assumptions defining the scope of use of agricultural biogas and the undeniable benefits provided by biogas production, agricultural biogas plants should be considered as a promising branch of sustainable electricity and thermal energy production in Poland, especially in rural areas.
Author Katarzyna Anna Koryś
Katarzyna Anna Koryś,,
, Agnieszka Ewa Latawiec (FoPaPE / IoAEaI)
Agnieszka Ewa Latawiec,,
- Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Informatics
, Katarzyna Grotkiewicz (FoPaPE / IoAEaI)
Katarzyna Grotkiewicz,,
- Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Informatics
, Maciej Kuboń (FoPaPE / IoAEaI)
Maciej Kuboń,,
- Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Informatics
Journal seriesSustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.6
Article number6515
Keywords in Englishbiomass; agricultural biogas plants; agricultural waste; sustainable and renewable energy; organic residue management; Poland
ASJC Classification3305 Geography, Planning and Development; 2105 Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment; 2308 Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); after publication
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Publication indicators WoS Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.911; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.592 (2) - 2018=2.801 (5)
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Oświadczenie o afiliacji:Agnieszka Ewa Latawiec, Maciej Kuboń
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