EnviTec Biogas has received a new order for a 1 MW biogas plant in Greece.
The new plant in Agios Athanasios in the Thessaloniki regional area will use silage, food waste, and wet manure. The facility is the second project in Greece for the German biogas firm.
EnviTec Biogas, along with the future plant owner - a logistics firm in the food industry – designed the thermophilic anaerobic post-digester, which will serve as an alternative to pasteurisation for the expired food waste that the customer is collecting on behalf of its clients.
“The fact that our plants are made to measure for our customers was a key selling point for our client,” said Dimitrios Pagidis, customer representative for EnviTec Biogas in Greece. Alongside a total of two digesters, a vertical mixer, two mixing tanks and a Kreis-Dissolver are also planned.
Lars von Lehmden, managing director of EnviTec Anlagenbau, said: “Even after nearly 20 years in the industry, this new construction project will expand our market position in Europe and is, therefore, an important milestone, especially considering the current COVID-19 crisis and the resulting economic uncertainty.”
As part of the targets announced by the EU, Greece has committed to ensuring that around 20% of its gross final energy consumption is generated from renewable sources by the end of this year. Feed-in-tariffs have also been guaranteed for 20 years from the date when the biogas plant begins operations.
The Agios Athanasios plant will be completed over the next eight months and will feed its energy into the existing electrical grid.