Zuzana Kapustová – Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Economics and Management, Department of Economics,
Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia

 Andrea Boháčiková – Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Economics and Management, Department of Economics,

Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia

Ján Lajda – Land technologies s.r.o., Hlohovecká 11, 951 41 Lužianky, Slovakia

  DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/ERAZ.S.P.2020.41

 

 6th International Conference – ERAZ 2020 – KNOWLEDGE BASED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT,  Online/virtual, May 21, 2020, SELECTED PAPERS

 Published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans – Belgrade, Serbia

Conference partners: Faculty of Economics and Business, Mediterranean University, Montenegro; University of National and World Economy – Sofia, Bulgaria; Faculty of Commercial and Business Studies – Celje, Slovenia; Faculty of Applied Management, Economics and Finance – Belgrade, Serbia

 ISBN 978-86-80194-34-9, ISSN 2683-5568, DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/ERAZ.S.P.2020

 

 Abstract

 

Anaerobic digestion is a microbial process that occurs in the absence of oxygen where a
community of microbial species breaks down both complex and simple organic materials, ultimately
producing methane and carbon dioxide. Biogas refers to a secondary energy carrier that can be produced
out of many different kinds of organic materials and its options for utilization can be equally
versatile – biogas can be used to generate electricity, heat and biofuels. It is clear that introduction of
the subsidies in 2009 for BGPs initiated usage of the AD technology for generating electric energy. The
sharpest increase in number of BGPs was recorded in 2013; however, there was a major downsizing in
their installation in 2014 due to change in the subsidy system. The main aim of the paper is to forecast
economic viability of biogas plants in Slovakia based on the net present value indicator, estimation of
payback period of the technology and assessment of the maximum economic price of input material.

 Key words

 Biogas, Net present value, Slovakia.

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