The plant is to be located in northern France, while the order volume amounts to EUR 4.45 million.
- Multi-Feedstock BioGas plant to be built in northern France
- Order volume amounts to EUR 4.45 million
- Use of the new separation concept from BDI
(Grambach) BDI – BioEnergy International AG has obtained another major commission to build a BioGas plant: following the construction of a BioGas plant in Marl, Germany, a French customer has now commissioned BDI to build another Multi-Feedstock BioGas plant to process industrial waste. The plant is to be located in northern France, while the order volume amounts to EUR 4.45 million.
“The high flexibility, functional reliability and economic viability of our Multi-Feedstock Technology have already been proved impressively in our BioDiesel plants. We are benefitting from our many years of experience in the generation of energy from residual and waste materials in the introduction of our BioGas Technology: a French waste disposal company is opting for the BDI technology for the generation of renewable energy from food waste,” says Dr Edgar Ahn, CSO of BDI. “This commission is further evidence that we have chosen the right technologies and that the market for BioGas plants has tremendous global growth potential.”
A start is to be made on building the BioGas plant in France before the end of this year. The French waste disposal corporation intends to begin by installing a system for the acceptance, comminution and handling of leftover food. After this, a BioGas plant for the biological processing of organic residual materials and a combustion engine system for the generation of electrical and thermal energy from BioGas are to be installed. The complete plant will be producing almost 4.2 million Nm³ of BioGas and thus 2.1 MWel of electricity per year. This is enough to supply about 4,000 European households. The plant has also been designed in such a way that the capacity can be doubled easily in future.
New separation concept broadens BDI’s service range
BDI’s French client collects and separates waste from food production and retailing, restaurants and the agricultural industry. About 65,000 tonnes of very different waste – from food and grease trap waste to blood and flotates – can be processed into BioEnergy with the help of the BDI technology.
However, since the original material often contains contaminants like packaging materials, metals or glass, a new separation concept from BDI is being used at this BioGas plant to process the raw materials. This unique new process unit is specially designed for the separation of different waste flows into their organic content and packaging materials and for optimum co-ordination with the BioGas technology supplied by BDI. The separation process enables an extremely high purity level to be achieved with the BioGas substrate combined with a clean and dry inorganic material flow.
“This technique that is already being used successfully makes it possible to feed the BioGas substrate directly into our fermentation system – without formation of the floating sludge layer that is frequently encountered in conventional processes and which may lead to operational disturbances. The separation concept is an optimum addition to BDI’s product range,” explains Dr Edgar Ahn.
About BDI – BioEnergy International AG
BDI – BioEnergy International AG is market and technology leader in the construction of customised BioDiesel plants using the Multi-Feedstock Technology the company has developed itself, which can manufacture BioDiesel from different raw materials, such as Vegetable Oils, Used Cooking Oils and Animal Fats.
BDI has specialised in the development of technologies that make optimum use of resources in the industrial processing of by- and waste products ever since it was established in 1996 and owns an extensive patent portfolio that has resulted from its in-house research and development activities. As a leading constructor of special plants, BDI also supplies efficient plant concepts in the Waste to Energy field that are designed to produce BioGas from industrial and municipal waste and to obtain high-quality Omega-3 Fatty Acids. The range of services includes public authority, basic and detailed engineering, installation and start-up as well as after-sales support.
BDI – BioEnergy International AG and the companies it consolidates currently have 140 employees. The shares in BDI – BioEnergy International AG (ISIN AT0000A02177) are listed in the Prime Standard/Regulated Market at Frankfurt Stock Exchange.