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Determination of the Microbiological Activity in Biogas Plants

Project Leader
Bochmann Günther, BOKU Project Leader
Contact person:
Ambrosch Ingo
Duration:
01.07.2008-30.06.2011
Programme:
Energiesysteme der Zukunft (Impulsprogramm Nachhaltig Wirtschaften)
Type of Research
Basic Research
Project partners
IS Forschungsgesellschaft mbH , An der Mühlenau 4, 25421 Pinneberg, Germany.
Contact person: Dr. Edmund Mathies;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Lactosan Starterkulturen GmbH, Industriestraße West 5, A-8605 Kapfenberg, Austria.
Contact person: Dr. Elisabeth Mayrhuber;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Staff
Ambrosch Ingo, Project Staff (bis 31.08.2013)
BOKU Research Units
Institute for Environmental Biotechnology
Funded by
IS Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, An der Mühlenau 4, 25421 Pinneberg, Germany
Austrian Research Promotion Agency, Sensengasse 1, 1090 Wien, Austria
Abstract
The current methodology to control and operate the biogas process is mainly based on the principle of
“actio and reactio”. This approach does not reveal detailed information about the microbiology of the
process. The development of a molecular biological method will allow a monitoring of the microbial
actions on which the biogas production is based and will therefore provide in-depth information about
operational disorders and the ability to increase the process efficiency.
Keywords
microbiology; molecular biology;
Biogas; Methane bacteria; RTqPCR;
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