Digestate Use

Applies to: Biogas Plant


This indicator aims at increasing digestate utilisation. Digestate is the decomposed substrate, resulting from the production of biogas. It is rich in macro- and micro nutrients and therefore suitable to be used as plant fertiliser. It can, also, be used in other ways, e.g. as soil conditioner, in composting, growing medium for plants, building material or can be pelletized and used as solid fuel.


What share of digestate is used?


More than 90%

Between 60% and 90%

Less than 60%

Sources of information:

Seadi TA, Rutz D, Prassl H, K├Âttner M, Finsterwalder T, Volk S, Janssen R. 2008. Biogas Handbook.

Lukehurst C.T., Frost P., Seadi T.A. 2010. Utilisation of digestate from biogas plants as biofertiliser.

EBRD. 2014. Environmental and Social Policy.