5.B.2 Anaerobic Digestion At Biogas Facilities

Last updated on 30 Aug 2017 16:54 (cf. Authors)

Short description

Within NFR 5.B.2 - Anaerobic Digestion At Biogas Facilities emissions from Anaerobic Digestion At Biogas Facilities are reported.

NFR Code Name of Category Method AD EF Key Source for (by1)
5.B.2 Anaerobic Digestion At Biogas Facilities CS NS CS no key source

Separate collected organic waste (biowaste) from e.g. households, public garden and park service, food industry, restaurants, canteens an from agriculture can be treated in two different ways: aerobic treatment (composting) and anaerobic treatment (biogas production). The aim of the treatment is the production of compost and digestate and therefore the recycling of nutrients and organic matter. The produced compost and digestate were used as fertilizer or soil improver in agriculture or horticulture and also in private gardening. In Germany about one thirds of the organic waste is treated in anaerobic digestion plants. For both plants Ammonia is an important emission to air.


Emissions from Anaerobic Digestion At Biogas Facilities are not a key source and of minor priority.

Activity data

Activity data for this category are updated by data from the national statistics.

Emission factors

The emission factors used for NH3-emissions calculation are based on emission data from a research Project (Carsten Cuhls, Birte Mähl, Joachim Clemens: Ermittlung der Emissionssituation bei der Verwertung von Bioabfällen).


Recalculations have been carried out for 2014 due to improved statistical data compared to the 2016 submission.

Planned improvements

At the moment, no category specific improvements are planned.

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