Skip to main content
Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2016

Enhancing the analytical capacity for biogas development in Brazil: assessment of an original measurement system for low biogas flow rates out of agricultural biomass residues

Konrad, Odorico; Bezama, Alberto B.; Prade, Thomas; Backes, Gladis M.; Oechsner, Hans


This study presents a comparison of two systems for measuring low-flow biogas production rates. Grass silage was used as substrate in the experiment. Measurements were made by using (a) manual readings and (b) an automated system. The automated system proved to be efficient as it allowed readings of the biogas flow rates in real time. Results were stored in a computerized system with a safe access interface to download the recorded data at any desired moment. Furthermore, the systems also minimized the error rate in comparison to the manual method.


automation; biogas; biogas meter; biogas volume

Published in

Engenharia Agrícola
2016, volume: 36, number: 5, pages: 792-798

Authors' information

Konrad, Odorico
Bezama, Alberto B.
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Biosystems and Technology
Backes, Gladis M.
Oechsner, Hans
University of Hohenheim

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG7 Affordable and clean energy

UKÄ Subject classification

Renewable Bioenergy Research
Energy Systems

Publication Identifiers


URI (permanent link to this page)