In 2011 Weber Entec was asked to prove the efficiency of the Smart DMS ultrasonic disintegration plant at one of the two identical biogas plants in Jena. In the second biogas plant, the cell opening-up technology of a competing product was tested in parallel; this was based on the electrokinetic process. This large-scale, long-term trial was observed by the State Agricultural Institute of Thüringen. The Institute in turn engaged Eurofins for analytical observation of the trial.
Both plants have an output of 700 kW, and are fed with maize (70%), goat dung, and other agricultural waste products.
After the 11 month trial, an increase in biogas yield of more than 11%, in other words annual savings of about 80,000 euro, was demonstrated to Weber Entec. For further information, please refer to the detailed final report from Eurofins (see PDF Download Button).