An industrial biogas plant was recently launched in the Belgorod Region in Central Russia. According to the project planning company LLC Engineering Center “Progress”, the new station "Baytsury" is one of the first large scale industrial plants in Russia. The plant is owned by the Regional Centre for Biotechnology, one of Russia’s largest companies, specializing in projects in the field of biogas energy.
The new plant is located at a pig complex and is designed to process 38,690 m3 of organic waste and the production of 19,100 m3 of organic fertilizer. The annual electric power output of the plant is estimated at 7.4 million kWh, while heat energy is 3,200 Gcal.
At present, the potential of biogas production in Russia is estimated at 70 billion m3 per year, which means that plants with a total capacity of about 150,000 GW could be operated. The southern regions of Russia have the biggest potential of biogas production and can produce 24.4 billion m³ of biogas from agricultural waste. Among the most promising regions for the development of biogas technologies in Russia are the Rostov Region and the Krasnodar Territory.