Biogas is a very efficient and versatile fuel. It can be used to generate electricity and heat, or as a fuel for driving vehicles and machinery as a substitute for LPG and natural gas. In addition, it is relatively easy to store. To find out more about whether a biogas plant is the right solution for you, read the section ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ and ‘How we operate, services offered’. In addition to economic advantages (savings in conventional energy fees, independence from energy suppliers, sales of produced energy or gas to transmission networks), biogas investments have huge ecological benefits: replacing electricity and heat from fossil fuels by biogas helps in reducing harmful carbon dioxide emissions (CO2). In addition, waste products from biogas plants can replace the industrial mineral fertilizer, because the minerals are not decomposed and can be used on fields as a valuable fertilizer.

Frequently asked questions about energy audit

What is an energy audit?
Energy audit is an indispensable management tool in developing a comprehensive energy plan for your farm or enterprise.

  • It can indicate areas in reducing energy consumption and its costs.
  • It helps to prioritize implementation projects based on improving energy efficiency, payback period, capital expenditure or implementation time and investment complexity.
  • An energy audit can contribute to the improvement of operational efficiency as well as identify potential areas of renewable energy applications.
What can I expect from an energy audit
Energy audit is an important management tool. However, the ultimate goal is to implement measures to save energy or increase efficiency. Tarpol-eco integrates management preferences using a unique approach to the enterprise as a whole in developing a cost-effective approach to energy use or operational adjustments.
What are the stages of the energy audit?
Step one: Interview carried out online or by phone
Determining specific needs and gathering information about the activity
Information on the need to provide data that we will need to prepare a report and action plan (you have to fill in a questionnaire), such as electricity and gas / propane bills, information on the history of energy use for a period of at least 12 months
Explanation of the audit process – what to expect, how much time is needed
Identification of potential problems related to biological safety

Step two: local visit (if necessary)
A Tarpol-eco representative collects data and, if necessary, visits the customer to collect additional data on final energy consumption: lighting (power, number and type of lights)
ventilation (make, model and fan speed), insulation (where and how much), machines (make and model), heating (equipment type, make and model), degree of interest in the possibilities of using renewable energy.

Step three: data analysis
Raw data is analyzed by Tarpol-eco experts who analyze the possibilities of energy saving and / or benefits from biogas plant installations

Step four: reporting
Tarpol-eco experts create a report that includes: analysis of current energy consumption, recommendations for improvements, cost analysis of recommended improvements and installations, including payback period, improvements in energy efficiency.

Step five: closing phase
Tarpol-eco calls for reviewing the narrative report and answering any additional questions, if any. We talk with the client to encourage them to carry out activities in line with the recommendations.