How does bioQUBE work?
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What goes in must come out!
bioQUBE feeding is a continuous process, small volumes of waste are loaded each day (the feedstock) and the same volume is unloaded each day (digestate); this process is automated.
We liken it to looking after a ‘mechanical cow’. The resulting digestate can be stored in a separate tank for collection and spreading as it is full of good stuff for growing crops, or it can be disposed to sewer if you have a connection and the water company allows this discharge.
There is very little odour from the process, all of which is contained. We do know that if you are spreading digestate this may have an odour, as with other slurries and manures.
Typical Outputs for our range
|No. of bioQUBES||1 to 2||2 to 3||3 to 4||5+|
|In CHP Operation|
|Electricity kWh per year||19,200||42,000||66,000||90,000|
|Hot Water (L at 70°C) per year||577,444||1,263,158||1,984,962||2,706,767|
|Equivalent to Litres per day||1,582||3,461||5,438||7,416|
|Or for Biogas for heating and cooking|
|As kWh per year||61,714||134,999||212,142||289,284|
|As Megajoules per year||222,170||485,998||763,711||1,041,424|
|Or as KM as a transport fuel|
|Car based per year||2,880||6,300||9,900||13,500|
|Motorbike based per year||8,640||18,900||29,700||40,500|
|Feedstock* tonnes per year based on food waste|
|*Other wastes and the number of units will vary||150||300||450||600+|