In a new step from laboratory to market, with the purpose of making nanotechnology real, Applied Nanoparticles SL provides their patented, registered and unique trace element additive for the optimisation of anaerobic digestion product, BioGAS+, that obtains the highest ever-reported improvement of biogas production, among many other differential advantages.
What it is? BioGAS+ is the first ready to use additive based on safe and sustainable engineered iron based nanoparticles (NPs) directed to the optimization of anaerobic digestion processes which increases the production of Biogas and concentration of CH4. Applied Nanoparticles offers the trace element supplement BioGAS+, a patented and registered nanotechnology-based innovation that obtains the highest ever-reported improvement of biogas production.
How it works? BioGAS+ contributes directly to the metabolism of microbes, with the doses of bioavailable iron that they need at each moment, for any microbe and for any feedstock. The mix (Fe2+/3+) iron oxide in its mineral form is rather inert in the working conditions but can provide bioavailable Fe2+ as a response to the electro-bio-mineral redox reactions and the expression of siderophore precursor genes. This is a paradigm shift in the prevalent solutions for Biogas Production optimization.
With BioGAS+, Applied Nanoparticles is inaugurating the era of nano-micro-bio-technology. Innocuous iron oxide nanocrystals dissolve at the demand of methanogenic archaea in order to boost their metabolic activity increasing thus biomethane production and: the increased biomethane production is concomitant with a stabilization of the process and a reduction of the digestate volume and reactivity; the final digestate is enriched in iron ions being a better fertilizer. Increased anaerobic digestion translates into an increased sanitation and process acceleration. Reducing foam due to its particulate nature, keeping a healthy the bacterial consortium, promotes degradation of recalcitrant matter and rescue of sick digesters. Iron also precipitates SH and P and atenuates pH increase.