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  • Offer Profile
  • As experts for energy production from biomass - from substrate preparation to fermentation biology - our specialists take into the consideration the company and land-specific characteristics in the production of biogas. We offer solutions for every type of plant and substrate - from agricultural RRM substrates to industrial waste systems.
Product Portfolio
  • Preservation

      • SILASIL ENERGY® - for carbohydrate-rich crops

      • For carbohydrate-rich crops
        SILASIL ENERGY® is a silage additive made from hetero-and homofermentative lactic acid bacteria. It promotes substrate digestion and the extremely low-loss substrate preparation of carbohydrate-rich energy crops.

        Your advantage
        The use of SILASIL ENERGY® significantly increases the methane yield. Thus, the use of silages in biogas production is more profitable.

      • SILASIL ENERGY.XD - the new biological ensiling agent for energy crops

      • SILASIL ENERGY.XD combines highly-efficiently the three lactic acid bacteria strains - Lactobacillus diolivorans, Lactobacillus rhamnosus and Lactobacillus buchneri. The production takes place using special technology.
        SILASIL ENERGY.XD is particularly recommended when rapid silage ripening times of between 2 to 6 weeks are necessary!

        The result
        SILASIL ENERGY.XD – the unique bacterial combination for faster silo ripening:
        • Controls the ensiling process Shortens the silo ripening time
        • Increases the silage stability at the Face and in intermediate storage
        • Reduces the energy losses due to processing
      • SILASIL ENERGY.BG - for moist, protein-rich and low sugar energy crops

      • SILASIL ENERGY.BG contains homofermentative lactic acid bacteria, chosen specifically for biogas production, for the protection of protein-rich and low-sugar energy crops.

        The result - protection against energy loss
        The controlled inhibitory effect of SILASIL ENERGY.BG against proteolytic and saccharolytic anaerobe fermentation pests protects the harvested crop during the silaging phase against energy losses and the formation of toxic metabolic products.
      • SILASIL ENERGY.G - Combination product for protein-rich, low-sugar crops with high moisture content - for biogas and animal feed

      • SILASIL ENERGY.G is a combination of pure homofermentative lactic acid bacteria for silaging protein-rich, low-sugar energy crops with high moisture content for biogas and livestock production.

        The result
        Protects the energy in the silo
        The special fermentation acid pattern reduces the risk of anaerobic instability due to Clostridia and the formation of process-inhibiting substances like ammonia and mycotoxins. Thus, the energy and nutrients in the silage are optimally protected.

        Your advantage
        SILASIL ENERGY.G reduces the energy losses during storage. The achieved substrate hygiene is the basis for successful animal nutrition and an undisturbed biogas process.
      • SILASIL ENERGY.C - Combination product for carbohydrate-rich silage - for biogas and animal feed

      • Combination product for carbohydrate-rich silage
        SILASIL ENERGY.C, the special combination of one heterofermentative and two homofermentative lactic acid bacteria strains. With this special ensiling agent, both the biogas plant and the livestock can be supplied efficiently from one single silo stack.

        The result
        Using SILASIL ENERGY.C in maize silage maintains the feed intake and milk yield at a high level equal to that when BONSILAGE MAIS is used (the biological ensiling agent specifically for animal feeds)

        Protection against energy loss
        SILASIL ENERGY.C protects against energy loss and nutrient breakdown, and predigests the silage for a high methane yields.

        Protection against nutrient breakdown
        Due to the specially adjusted fermentation acid profile and the “feed intake plus effect”, the silage additive promotes both ruminant feed intake and biogas output of the fermenter.
    • Preserving acids

        • BC.ACID - Preservation for fresh and moist substrates

        • Preservation for fresh and moist substrates

          BC.ACID 1 and BC.ACID 2 are acid mixtures for the preservation of fresh, moist and pumpable substrates in biogas production. They prevent the development of moulds and bacteria during storage and protect moist cereals, CCMs and secondary raw materials against process-inhibiting
        • BC.ACID STAR HD - Preservation of organic substrate in biogas plants

        • The special effect of BC.ACID STAR HD:

          BC.ACID STAR HD is a highly concentrated. liquid special product for assured prevention of secondary heating in the widest range of silage qualities.
          BC.ACID STAR HD is characterised by its particular user-friendliness: It is pH-neutral and non-corrosive.
          BC.ACID STAR HD can be used for the complete treatment of whole sugar beets, moist maize grain meal and CCM, industrial by-products, such as brewer’s grains, pressed pulp silage and very dry grass, GPS and maize silages.
      • Fermentation additives

      • Fermentation additives

        Products for fermentation biology
        To be able to fully exploit the biogas potential of the substrate in the fermenter, we have developed a special concept, which assures the tailor-made nutrient supply of the micro-organisms in the fermenter and allows an almost full-power performance..
          • Trace element products

          • As with all biological processes, Liebig’s Law of the Minimum also applies in biogas plants. This Law states that if one nutrient is limiting, full yields cannot be achieved.
            Therefore, an optimally adjusted trace element dosage provides the stabilisation and optimisation of the methane production process by promoting growth of the micro-organisms involved in the breakdown process and allowing the accumulation of the necessary enzymes and co-enzymes.
            Synchronisation of the individual steps in biogas production and a long-term increase in the fermenter performance is achieved through the addition of trace elements.
              • BC.Concept - for optimal exploitation of renewable raw materials in the fermenter

              • How BC. micronutrient mixtures work in the fermenter
                • Stabilisation of the breakdown process
                • Activation of the methanogenic organisms in the fermenter
                • Synchronisation of the individual steps in biogas production
                • Long-term increase in the fermenter performance
                • Maximisation of the methane yield
                • Increase in the company profits
              • BC.PRO® - The Allrounder

              • Trace and main elements supplemented with various active ingredients depending on specific requirements. One blend matching all demands of a fermenter. The field of application are biogas fermenters with more than nutrient deficiencies, like protein-rich fermenters (BC.PRO Ncon).

                Using the BC.PRO® product range
                • Analysis-based, individual mixture
                • Use in every volume load Unrestricted combination with active ingredient complexes
                • In all types of plant
                • Optional fermentable bag
                • Dosage: 3; 4; 5 kg/100 kW
              • BC.COMPACT - The Classic

              • Concentrated products for the specific micro- and macronutrient supplementation. BC.Compact meets all nutrient requirements in a digester. Next to trace elements, the requirements of macronutrients are covered as well.

                Using the BC.COMPACT product range
                Analysis-based, individual mixture
                • Conditionally combinable with active ingredient complexes
                • Use in every organic volume load
                • Delivered in a fermentable bag
                • A sealed bag dose
                • Dosage: approx. 2 kg/100 kW and day
              • BC.TEplex - the liquid solution

              • Chelated trace elements in a concentrated liquid form. BC.TEplex- products are pure trace element blends. Due to the high concentration and the low dosage a supplementation of main nutrients is not possible. The products are pH neutral, not corrosive and not toxic due to the complete sequestration of the trace metals. Like all BC.-products, BC.TEplex-blends are tailored individually for each customer.

                Using the BC.TEplex product range
                • Analysis-based, individual mixture
                • Middle-sized to large biogas plants and facilities
                • Fully automated systems
                • Plants without solids feed systems
                • Percolation systems
              • BC.MAGXX - Even better available

              • NEW! The trace elements bound as chelate complexes are even more bio-available and afford better protection against the increased risk of precipitation due to the high sulphur content of farm fertilisers. Therefore, even lower dose amount are possible.

                The product range is especially recommended for plants with a basic supply of main nutrients like sodium, iron, etc. In mono-substrate plants, a complete supplementation of macronutrients is not always possible.
              • The innovative complement to BC. products

              • The ACTIVE range of supplements contains secondary plant metabolites (active agents) that act directly on the microbial metabolism in the fermenter.

                Your benefits when using ACTIVE
                • Accelerates the rate of biogas production
                • Inhibits the formation of long-chain, branched acids
                • Increases the osmotic tolerance of bacteria

                All BC.products also available with ACTIVE
                Your specialist Schaumann BioEnergy consultant assists you in selecting the optimal BC. range product for your fermenter system, based on your plant’s specific requirements of trace elements, macro elements and active ingredients. Each product can ad-ditionally be supplemented by the ACTIVE agent.
            • Special mixtures

                • BC. PRO START ® - the key for a fast and sustainable digester start-up

                • The nutrient blend containing of trace elements, iron compounds and buffer substances customized for the start-up of anaerobic digesters creates an optimal milieu for the development of an efficient biocenosis.

                  The advantages
                  The micronutrients and active ingredient mixtures in the BC. range allow the methane production process to achieve its optimal performance.
                  They balance the deficiencies as well as adjusting the unfavourable conditions and availability of the micronutrients in the biogas plant fermenter.
                  In doing so they support environmentally-friendly recycling management
                • BC.PRO AKUT® - the emergency product for starting process failures

                • If a biological process failure is already advanced to the point that no more time is available to produce a customised blend, BC.PRO AKUT offers a fast supply of all necessary nutrients for a stressed biocenosis.

                  The advantages
                  The micronutrients and active ingredient mixtures in the BC. range allow the methane production process to achieve its optimal performance. They balance the deficiencies as well as adjusting the unfavourable conditions and availability of the micronutrients in the biogas plant fermenter. In doing so they support environmentally-friendly recycling management.
                • BC.PRO BL - certified trace element blends for organic farming

                • BC.PRO BL - for the trace element supply of biogas and fertiliser production plants for ecological farming.

                  The advantages
                  The micronutrients and active ingredient mixtures in the BC. range allow the methane production process to achieve its optimal performance.
                  They balance the deficiencies as well as adjusting the unfavourable conditions and availability of the micronutrients in the biogas plant fermenter.
                  In doing so they support environmentally-friendly recycling management
              • Iron preparations

              • All sulphur compounds are reduced to hydrogen sulphide in the digester. This preferably reacts with dissolved metal-ions. Free H2S in high concentration does not only precipitate essential trace elements in the digester, but also has a toxic effect on a large number of microorganisms engaged in the biogas process. Additionally gaseous sulphur compounds lead to an acidification of engine oils and affect oxidative catalysts in the exhaust gas.
                  • BC.ATOX Scon

                  • Special combinations of active ingredients for the reduction of process-inhibiting ingredients

                    BC.ATOX Scon:
                    • reduces toxic strain on the process
                    • prevents trace element precipitation
                    • reduces motor maintenance and oil requirement
                    • increases the motor life expectancy
                  • BC.ATOX liquid

                  • Specific combination of active ingredients for the reduction of trace element gases in the biogas and process-inhibiting ingredients in the fermenter.

                    of BC.ATOX liquid:
                    • Reduction in the inhibitory effects of toxic substances
                    • Activation of the process-essential micro-organisms
                    • Stabilisation of the fermentation biology
                    • Support of the breakdown of the substrate
                    • Reduction of trace gases in the biogas
                    • Reduction in the motor maintenance and oil requirement
                    • Reduction in precipitation in the motor and exhaust gas heat exchanger
                    • Increase in the operating profit
                  • Ferric chloride

                  • The special effect of ferric chloride liquid:
                    All the sulphur compounds are reduced to hydrogen sulphide during biogas fermentation, and the nitrogen compounds to ammonium or ammonia. Not only are trace elements precipitated in the fermenter when there are high concentrations of free H2S, it also has a toxic effect on a large proportion of the micro-organisms involved in the biogas production process. Furthermore, gaseous phase sulphur compounds lead to acidification of the motor oils and to damage to the oxidative catalysts in the exhaust gas. Ammonia is even more toxic for the microbiota. High NH3 levels in the fermenter can bring the entire decomposition process to a halt. Increased NH3 concentrations in the biogas lead to precipitation of nitrogen compound in the motor and increased NOx content in the exhaust gas.
                    BC.ATOX liquid effectively reduces the H2S and NH3 concentrations in the fermenter. Process disturbances are reduced and the trace gases that are harmful for the motor are eliminated.
                • Enzymes in fermentation biology

                    • BC.ZYM – tailor-made concept for low viscosity and improved substrate utilisation

                    • BC.ZYM provides the enzyme products that are specially optimised for the biogas process. The BC.ZYM products are active ingredient complexes from specific biocatalysts (enzymes and co-factors), which accelerate the decomposition of organic substrates or make it even possible

                      Areas of application
                      • Difficulties when mixing the fermenter contents
                      • Difficulties when pumping the fermenter contents
                      • Suboptimal substrate utilisation
                      • High proportion of fibre-rich raw material
                      • Sinking or floating layers
                      • Short residence time

                      The result - Your advantage
                      • Improvement in the specific substrate exploitation
                      • Increase in the stirring Efficiency
                      • Improvement in the pumpability
                      • Increased use of more cost-efficient input materials
                      • Improvement in the process stability
                      • Higher commercial profit
                    • THE BC.ZYM modular system

                    • The BC.ZYM products are split into three modules:

                      Module 1: BC.ZYM VK 1 to 4
                      Emphasis on: Improvement of the rheological fermenter properties (viscosity).
                      BC.ZYM VK 1, for example, contains all the enzymes and co-factors that are required for the release and cleavage of crystalline
                      glucans (e.g. cellulose) in plant fibres.

                      Module 2: BC.ZYM SK 1 to 4
                      Emphasis on: Targeted cleavage of difficult to breakdown compounds.
                      The BC.ZYM SK products are generally used in the fermenter
                      after the viscosity has reduced. They ensure the release of membrane permeable substances form complex molecules.

                      Module 3: Plant-specific mixing
                      The combination of BC.ZYM components in a plant-specific mixture, which is required for maintaining optimal fermenter operation.
                  • Special additives

                      • BC.ATOX.ACTIVE - Minimising the inhibitory effect of ammonia

                      • New! High degradation efficiency! BC.ATOX Active contains a special combination of secondary plant metabolites with mineral active ingredients.

                        The result
                        • Stability and good degradation efficiency in plants with a high Proportion of nitrogen-rich substrates
                        • Microorganisms resistant to ammonia are supported and harmful
                        • microorganisms (parasites) suppressed
                        • Microfauna adapt more rapidly to higher concentrations of nitrogen
                        • More intensive use of cost-effective, protein-rich substrates
                        • More full-load hours through the avoidance of process interruptions

                        Dosing quantities of BC.ATOX products are calculated according to the Nitrogen level in the fermenter based on an in-depth consultation with Schaumann BioEnergy specialist advisers.
                      • BC.ATOX Ncon - a stabilised process biology brings an improved operating result

                      • With its special combination of active ingredients for the reduction of ammonia toxicity, BC.ATOX Ncon reduces process-inhibiting substances from protein-rich fermentation substrates and stabilises the fermentation biology.

                        BC.ATOX Ncon:
                        • reduces NH3 toxicity
                        • activates bacterial growth
                        • stabilises the fermentation biology
                      • BC.SPcon - the reliable solution for foaming problems

                      • BC.SPcon - silicon-free, non-mineral liquid defoamer for biogas plants, works quickly and extensively against various types of foam.

                        • Broad spectrum of activity
                        • Easy to use
                        • Biologically degradable
                      • BC. MAKROcon® - compensation of macronutrient deficiencies

                      • BC.MAKROcon® - for compensation of deficiencies in the main elements in the biogas production plant.

                        Further optimisation of the nutrient supply is achieved through the supplementary use of BC.MAKROcon®.
                    • Advice and analysis

                    • The most modern analyses and individual consultation are important parts of the Schaumann Bioenergy concept. The analysis results provide the basis for decisions about targeted product use in a biogas plant. Process optimisation is only possible through expert evaluation and monitoring of the production process.
                        • Fermenter analysis

                        • Our laboratory facilities allow trace element analyses using the most recent methods, e.g. iCAP spectrometry, and detect various parameters in the minutest concentrations.
                          The analyses determine the precise plant-specific requirements for the essential trace elements, and
                          using these, formulations are created for the process-optimising BC.PRO® micronutrient mixtures.

                          Performance spectrum
                          • DS, ODS and COD
                          • pH value
                          • Short-chain fatty acids (acetic, propionic, butyric and valeric acids
                          • and their derivatives) and if required long-chain fatty acids,
                          • (for example caproic acid) and acetic acid equivalents.
                          • Total and ammonium-bound nitrogen, calculation of free ammonia
                          • VOA/TAC value (ratio of volatile organic acids / buffer capacity)
                          • Bulk and trace elements
                        • Substrate analysis

                        • Our laboratories determine all the important values for exact evaluation of the silage quality, i.e. its storage stability and fermentation acid pattern

                          Performance spectrum substrate Analysis
                        • Fermentation tests

                        • Use
                          • Determination of the quality of the input materials
                          • Examination of the guaranteed gas yield
                          • Residual methane formation rate (covering of residue storage)
                          • Environmental assessment

                          Performance spectrum
                          Batch fermentation tests according to VDI 4630
                          • Inhibition tests
                          • Methane gas residual potential
                        • Emissions

                        • Performance spectrum
                          • Leakage measurements: combined measurement with a hydrocarbon- sensitive IR camera, portable CH4 sensors and GC measurements in the laboratory (based on the directives of the QM analytical representative), incl. on-site tightness measurement of the single foil-layer store, tightness check of inflated roofs and methane loss.
                          • Exhaust gas tests (formaldehyde, NOX, CO)
                          • Odour emissions