Biomethane plant in the UK inaugurated

14.10.2015
The biomethane plant that is being built in Metheringham, UK. (Photo: Agraferm Technologies)
The biomethane plant that is being built in Metheringham, UK. (Photo: Agraferm Technologies)

The German company Agraferm Technologies AG starts building its tenth biomethane plant in the United Kingdom. Overall, Agraferm has received three contracts for new biogas plants.

While the project in Metheringham will produce biomethane, two other projects in Methwold and Crowland will produce biogas from a flexible substrate mix. Additionally, those two plants will use a cogeneration unit to produce electricity.

The biomethane plant in Metheringham will consist of one digestor and post digestor, yield 400 m³ per hour and will have an electric capacity of 500 kW. As Heinrich Schulze Herking, Chief Technology Officer at Agraferm explains, plants in this performance class usually require three to four tanks but thanks to high-load fermentation, the new plant will require substantially less tank volume.

The second project is situated in Crowland on Decoy Farm, right next to a compost facility run by Material Change Ltd., who manages construction and operation of the Crowland plant. The CHP plant being constructed there will use a mix of energy crops and waste material and will have a capacity of 2.8 MWel.

The third order comes from Future Biogas Ltd. for a plant in Methwold, which will also use an individual concept with a flexible substrate mix. Yearly, about 50,000 tons of substrate will be fermented in the plant. Due to upstream milling, two digestors and one post digestor, more than half of the raw material for the plant will come from pig dung. Like Metheringham, the output of the plant will be around 400 m³/hour and it will supply a 500 kW CHP plant.

All three plants are scheduled for completion in 2015. Including them, Agraferm will have 20 biogas plants in the UK providing a raw biogas volume of approximately 200 million m³ per year. 

Tanja Peschel / Agraferm Technologies AG

Similar Entries

Year 2018 was another consecutive year of dynamic development of photovoltaics in Poland – particularly in the field of micro-plants, whose number exceeded 27k, with total power of more than 160 MWp. This is an impressive result. Information gathered by Stowarzyszenie Branży Fotowoltaicznej Polska PV (SBF Polska PV, PV Poland Society for Photovoltaics), in cooperation with the Globenergia editors, shows the dynamics of photovoltaic industry development in all fields.

DHYBRID, the leading German solution provider for PV hybrid, energy storage and smart-grid projects, has announced its partnership with QOS Energy, the data intelligence cloud specialist, to monitor PV hybrid and energy storage plants. DHYBRID will benefit from the versatility of QOS Energy’s monitoring software, which is unique in its ability to aggregate data from all types of energy sources onto one single analytics platform.

Trina Solar Limited has won a bid for a 250 MW “Top Runner” PV power plant project in Tongchuan, Shaanxi, China together with another solar company. This 250MW solar power plant project will be the first project worldwide utilizing the TrinaPro solution. Designed as an advanced agricultural solar power plant, the high-tech system integrates multiple functions in terms of agriculture, photovoltaics, tourism and poverty reduction.

Storage rack systems as closed indoor cabinet versions (pict.: ADS-TEC Home & Small Business)

The storage specialist ADS-TEC will be presenting its new storage series in hall B1, booth 230 for the first time at “electrical energy storage” (ees) within the framework of “The smarter E Europe / Intersolar Europe 2019”. The scalable series is particularly flexible with regard in terms of capacity and performance. In addition to an indoor solution, the portfolio from this medium power range is also supplemented by an outdoor version. The integrated emergency power function makes the storage system suitable for a variety of storage applications.