Xergi boosts Danish biogas production
- Published: Monday, 30 November -0001 01:00
Three new Danish biogas plants will treat more than one million tons of manure and waste. From 2015 the plants will send more than 30 million cubic metres of biomethane into the Danish natural gas grid. Xergi will supply the turnkey biogas plants that provide greener agriculture, transport and industry in Denmark.
Xergi's proven and effective biogas technology has in recent months been selected to play a key role in an ambitious expansion of biogas production in Denmark.
Over the summer Xergi received an order to supply two new biogas plants for the Danish energy company NGF Nature Energy, who wants to contribute significantly to the Danish transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
”It is very satisfying to see that we now put action behind the words and realise a number of the many great project for our local potential for green energy using biogas. NGF Nature Energy reacts to the political drive to ensure a green transition and look forward to being able to offer products that are based on renewable energy very soon. We are also happy about the constructive collaboration we have had with the may skilled and engaged supply corporations. With Xergi as a supplier we feel sure of comfortably reaching our targets set for the three plants,” says NGF Nature Energy CEO Ole Hvelplund.
With the two latest orders Xergi is in the process of delivering a total of three biogas plants that give NGF Nature Energy the ability to pump around 30 million cubic metres of biomethane into the Danish natural gas grid per year. All three plants will begin operation during 2015. Currently around 6 million cubic metres of biomethane is delivered to the Danish natural gas grid each year.
"We are pleased and proud that NGF Nature Energy has chosen to invest in Xergi's biogas technology. It shows that through a focused development we have managed to create a technology that is both efficient and robust - and thus attractive to energy companies," says Xergi CEO Jørgen Ballermann.
From animal manure and waste to greener transport and industry
The three biogas plants combined will treat more than one million tonnes of pig and cattle slurry, deep litter and industrial waste.
"Our speciality is to build biogas plants that can handle many different types of biomass at once. This increases biogas flexibility, while providing a greater assurance in the longer term that the plants are ensured the necessary supply of biomass," explains Michael Kjølner Hansen, Xergi's sales manager for the Danish market.
In Denmark, a number of cities have introduced gas-powered buses, refuse trucks and cars for residential care. Today these vehicles use primarily fossil natural gas, but can be supplied with increasing amounts of biomethane, as production from the three plants begins during 2015.
At the same time gas-consuming industries will also make their products greener and thereby help to meet the Danish target of fossil fuels being phased out by 2050.
The greening of agricultural production
Besides the green gas, biogas plants produce a green fertiliser product.
"The treatment in the biogas plants makes better use of the nutrients in the manure, while nutrients from, for example, organic industrial waste are recycled. The plants thus also contribute towards making Danish agricultural production greener," says Michael Kjølner Hansen from Xergi.
All three plants are supplied with Xergi's pre-treatment technologies:
• X-chopper® for shredding deep litter and straw, for example
• FlexFeed® for weighing, mixing and heating the biomass
NGF Nature Energy Holsted
Biomass: around 400,000 tonnes of manure, deep litter and industrial waste
Gas production: 13 million cubic metres of biomethane per year
Status: Ground-breaking ceremony June 2014
NGF Nature Energy Midtfyn
Biomass: 365,000 tonnes of manure, deep litter and industrial waste per year
Gas production: around 10 million cubic metres of biomethane per year
Status: Ground-breaking ceremony July 2014
NGF Nature Energy Nordfyn
Biomass: 315,000 tonnes of manure, deep litter and industrial waste per year
Gas production: around 9.5 million cubic metres of biomethane per year
Status: Ground-breaking ceremony September 2014