Environmental consequences

Environmental consequences

Qvidja Kraft produces biofuel, biomethane. It decreases the need for the use of fossil fuels. 

Qvidja Kraft has developed a method to make biomethane that is much more effective than other current methods. Biomethane is being produced from industrial byproducts, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and hydrogen. Emissions are being turned back into raw material and fuel instead of emitting them into atmosphere. The method is an efficient source of renewable energy but also a carbon sink.

With Qvidja Kraft’s new method it is possible to increase gain of biogas by even 60 percent in the existing biogas plants. Biomethanation improves profitability of renewable energy technologies – such as wind and solar power, wood gas and biogas.

Waste wood instead of edible raw material

Qvidja Kraft’s biomethanation method uses waste wood and other previously unsuitable material for biomethanation. Methane microbes have not been able to use material that is rich in lignin very well, and therefore current bioreactors use such material as food waste and corn. When biomethane is being produced from wood waste, biomethanation does not need to compete with food production. Dendroidal, perennial grasses, shrubs and quickly growing trees do not compete with food production or erode soil like farming does.

This method offers new possibilities for cleantech companies to recycle waste and decrease carbon dioxide emissions.

Method increases energy self-sufficiency and energy safety. It decreases dependence from import fuel. Qvidja Kraft’s biomethane reactor is highly scalable and suitable both for centralised and decentralised energy production.

Storing of renewable energy

Surplus renewable energy can be stored as methane, which has the longest storage time and largest storage capacity out of all the renewable energy sources.

Traffic fuel

Biomethane produced in methane reactor can be used straight as traffic fuel. It is also suitable for other technology operated by biogas. Switching from liquid fuels to methane decreases carbon dioxide emissions significantly. Biomethane is an excellent traffic fuel, because it does not produce any particles which would be injurious for lungs.