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Biogas and biomass plants at TÜV NORD

Biomass is solar energy stored in plant form. The conversion of biomass into energy is achieved using different conversion paths and technologies.

TÜV NORD offers a comprehensive service package for plants that generate electricity and heat on the basis of biomass. The focus is on plants for biogas, biogas treatment and feed-in, as well as biomass plants.

Our services include certification, inspection and engineering services. All have the following in common: Assistance from experienced, qualified experts that contributes to compliance with the regulations, process and resource optimisation and plant safety.

Our services

Services related to payments/ environmental audits

  • Provision of an auditor approved under the Environmental Audit Act
  • Determination of the eligibility for payments capability according to the Renewable Energy Law (EEG) 

Services related to location and emissions

  • Expert opinion on environmental protection and environmental compatibility (smell, sound, spacing)
  • Permit applications, permit management
  • Emission measurements according to BImSch, the German Ordinance on Industrial Safety and Health, and formaldehyde measurements
  • Measurements of methane loss at biogas treatment plants
  • Tightness tests
  • Production of unit certificates for connection to the grid (e.g. CHP)
  • Performance measurement, determination of Efficiency

Services related to plant safety

    Consultations, assessments, tests for:

  • Process engineering,
  • Safety concepts,
  • Explosion, fire and lightning protection
  • Construction and assembly supervision
  • Support for the implementation of the BImSchG (e.g. risk assessment) Periodic inspections as an Approved Inspection Agency (ZÜS), safety checks according to BImSchG and water legislation

Seminars for operator training

  • Operator qualification for plant safety according to the Technical Rule for Hazardous Substances (TRGS) No. 529
  • One-day seminars based on the employer's liability insurance association requirements

Your benefits

Your benefits at a glance

  • Securing the claim for payments according to the EEG, the German Renewable Energy Law
  • Certified conformity to international plant standards
  • Safe plant operation
  • One contact person for the organisation of all tests Compliance with the requirements of the code for optimising competitiveness, Reputation

TÜV NORD offers a comprehensive service package for plants that generate electricity and heat on the basis of biomass.

TÜV NORD, Energy Technology Division

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Periodic inspection of biogas plants

Many of the intermediate and end products are explosive, flammable or toxic. To play it safe and also comply with legal and regulatory requirements, TÜV NORD provides periodic inspections. This gives operators of biogas production installations legal certainty, reduces their risks, increases availability and ensures an environmentally sound process.
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Biogas production, erection and commissioning

The experts at TÜV NORD know the relevant regulations, standards and technical rules as well as the requirements laid down by the regulatory authorities. We can give quick and efficient help with regard to all safety issues relating to the planning, construction, commissioning and operation of these facilities.
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