BIOMA - software for balance method
BIOMA allows determination of the following parameters of Waste-to-Energy plants:
- ratio of energy produced from biogenic sources
- carbon dioxide originating from fossil sources
- lower/upper heating value of the waste feed
- carbon content of the waste feed
- content of biomass (ash and moisture free) of the waste feed
- content of fossil matter (ash and moisture free) of the waste feed
- ash content of the waste feed
- water content of the waste feed
Only is routinely measured operating data of the Waste-to-Energy plant are required. Detailed information regarding the input data required can be found in the info folder.
- automatic data processing and reporting (annual reports)
- online calculation (1 hour resolution)
Download a free trial version (including user manual). No data base installation necessary. Restriction of trial version:
- no import of operating data and report packages possible
- all changes will be reset when BIOMA is closed
If you are interested in a licensed version of BIOMA please contact:
Business Development Manager
Ramboll Group A/S
DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Hannemanns Allé 53
Phone: +45 5161 8314
Univ.Prof. Dr. techn. Helmut Rechberger
Vienna University of Technology
Institute for Water Quality, Resources and Waste Management
A-1040 Vienna, Karlsplatz 13/226
Vienna University of Technolgy is proprietor of a patent application titled „Verfahren zur Ermittlung der Anteile biogener und fossiler Energietraeger sowie biogener und fossiler Kohlendioxidemissionen beim Betrieb von Verbrennungsanlagen“ (Method to determine the fraction of biogenic and fossil energy carriers as well as biogenic and fossil carbon dioxide emissions at the operation of combustion plants). The European Patent Application number is published under no. EP 1715339.
Vienna University of Technology will prosecute any infringement of the mentioned patent becoming known to us.
Institute for Water Quality, Resources and Waste Management & inka software
Relevant scientific publications:
J. Fellner, O. Cencic, H. Rechberger: "A New Method to Determine the Ratio of Electricity Production from Fossil and Biogenic Sources in Waste-to-Energy Plants"; Environmental Science and Technology, 41 (2007), 7; S. 2579 - 2586.
J. Mohn, S. Szidat, J. Fellner, H. Rechberger, R. Quartier, B. Buchmann, L. Emmenegger: "Determination of biogenic and fossil CO2 emitted by waste incineration based on 14CO2 and mass balances"; Bioresource Technology, 99 (2008), S. 6471 – 6479.
J. Fellner, O. Cencic, Zellinger, G., H. Rechberger: "Long term analysis of the biomass content in the feed of a waste-to-energy plant”; Waste Management & Research (2011), doi: 10.1177/0734242X10394913
M. Obermoser, J. Fellner, H. Rechberger:"Determination of reliable CO2 emission factors for waste-to-energy plants"; Waste Management & Research, 27 (2009), 9; S. 907 - 913.
W. Staber, S. Flamme, J. Fellner: "Methods for determining the biomass content of waste"; Waste Management & Research, 26 (2008), 1; S. 78 - 87.