Giovanni Mappa – Knowledge Systems Engineer
Engineer independent researcher, working in the context of real-world applications of Knowledge Engineering. Specializing in the creation of the Interdisciplinary Models of Knowledge, aiming at developing tools and performance solutions in the management of processes and the simplification of complexity.
“A good idea comes from our genius or by fortune,
but its value comes from the process of knowledge…
which is able to change it into a competitive benefit” (G.M.)
Biogas Renewable Energy
The anaerobic digestion of animal waste produces “biogas”. Biogas is typically made up of 70% methane and 30% carbon dioxide. Since methane is easily combusted, it makes for a good source of energy. There are many ways to produce biogas from farm waste, whether the waste come from pigs, chickens, or cows. But, what do you do with this energy on a farm? Is it cost feasible to construct a miniature plant to make the biogas? If the energy can be used and the price tag can be justified and it solves a waste disposal problem, then making biogas appears to be a great option for farmers.
Here is how system works: First, the farm waste is feed to pre-mixing tanks where it is heated to 100 °F (38 °C) which is the optimal temperature for the digestion (or breaking down) of the waste to take place. Next, the feed is sent to reaction tanks where the waste is broken down and gives off biogas. The methane from the reactors is used to power an engine which turns a generator to produce electricity.
Posted in BLOGs, IDEAs/PROJECTs, Services, WaterEnergyFood
Tagged Anaerobic digestion, Apulia, Biodegradable waste, Biogas, Business, Energy, farm, Renewable energy, South Italy, Waste management
Recognition and understanding of the closely-bound interaction between water, energy and food production and use – the ‘nexus’ – is established in these sectors, but perhaps for many, ‘this nexus’ is still not entirely understood.
Business Modeling & Development (BMD) – Service
Innovation -> Value -> Quality -> Marketing
Our business deveopment approach is based on enhancing of:
- Value: quality, efficiency
- Reputation: quality, marketing
- Sales: marketing, economy
- Profit: economy, efficiency
BM = f (Value, Reputation, Sales, Profit)