Energy Islands as a Potential Source of Securing the Energy Supply of Bio-Feedstock for Biogas Plants

  • Maciej Kuboń
  • Jakub Sikora
  • Elżbieta Olech
  • Anna Szeląg-Sikora
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Energy book series (SPE)


The aim of this study was to determine the possibility of building energy islands in the Małopolskie Voivodeship. Their primary source of energy would be the agricultural biogas plants. Such actions result from the necessity of limiting the use of conventional energy, as well as the interest in Renewable Energy Sources (RES), which leads to the search for alternative solutions. To some extent, such actions should secure both national and local energy management. One of the possible solutions includes biogas plants, which is mainly attributable to the raw material resources. The use of co-fermentation from different feedstock fractions increases the possibility of energy production, while reducing the amount of waste from the agri-food industry and the out-of-date food.


Energy island Biogas plant Potential Security 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maciej Kuboń
    • 1
  • Jakub Sikora
    • 1
  • Elżbieta Olech
    • 1
  • Anna Szeląg-Sikora
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Agriculture in KrakowKrakowPoland

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