The plant is operated in the Jordan Valley (Alkaramah). This region is used for agriculture. The plant is located in a container to prevent the temperature from rising above the optimal temperature for the bacteria.
The pilot plant mainly consists of a
2000 L digester for the anaerobic digestion. A 3kW electric heater maintain the digester temperature between 37.5°-38.5°C. A 0.75kW vertical agitator to establish homogeneity of the mixture inside.
A 550L buffer tank is used as organic substrate storage and it’s equipped with a 0.38kW vertical agitator for mixing the substrate before and while being pumped.
The 0.55 kW pump station moves organic substrate from the buffer tank to the digester. The produced biogas is measured using a mechanical gas counter. The control unit for monitoring, controlling and logging the operation of the pilot plant can equally be accessed remotely.
The pilot plant was designed and produced by AAT BIOGAS TECHNOLOGY, Austria.