Major Danish order represents stamp of approval for Xergi
- Published: Monday, 27 August 2018 11:49
The biogas plant Nature Energy Holsted is to be expanded by 50 per cent. Xergi supplied the original plant and will also be responsible for the expansion.
Xergi has been commissioned to provide a 50 per cent expansion of Nature Energy Holsted, which has produced large amounts of biogas and green fertiliser since it was put in operation in 2015. Xergi was also responsible for the construction of the original biogas plant.
“We are of course delighted and proud to receive the order from Nature Energy, and we regard it as a stamp of approval for Xergi from an important customer on the European biogas market. Firstly, we regard it as an expression of satisfaction with the already substantial biogas plant we supplied in 2015 – and secondly, it is proof that we have managed to maintain a high international reputation in terms of the development, design and establishment of turnkey biogas plants”, says Jørgen Ballermann, CEO of Xergi.
The project includes an expansion of the reception plant, which will enable increased handling of biomass, especially manure derived from agriculture, from 400,000 tonnes to more than 620,000 tonnes per year.
“The expansion is an expression of a major commitment from both Nature Energy and the local farmers, who are showing tremendous support for the green conversion of Danish energy production. There is no doubt that the expansion will be a positive development for the farmers, Nature Energy and Danish society”, states Jørgen Ballermann.
Three new biogas digesters, each with a capacity of 9,000 cubic metres, will convert the new amounts of biomass into 6 million cubic metres of methane, bringing the plant’s total annual production capacity to 19 million cubic metres of methane. The amount of green fertiliser that the biogas plant can supply to agriculture will also increase.
Xergi is also currently involved with constructing Nature Energy Videbæk. In addition to the plants in Holsted and Videbæk, Xergi has previously supplied two large biogas plants on the island of Funen for Nature Energy.