Green Create is making huge strides towards the REPowerEU plan to transform Europe's energy system with the completion of its biomethane plant in Wijster, the Netherlands. With this plant, Green Create said it helps to reduce the EU’s dependence on fossil fuels and tackle the climate crisis.
In 2020, Green Create embarked on building one of the largest manure-fed biomethane production plants in the world in Wijster. The ﬁrst phase of the plant has an installed capacity of 237,000 MWh per year, and having reached completion in 2022, it will add additional gas into the Dutch grid in time for the 2023 winter demand.
Additionally, Green Create has received the required approvals to proceed with phase two, being the expansion of an additional 90,000 MWh per year. This will take the Wijster waste-to-value campus to a total installed capacity of 327,000 MWh per year, produced entirely from manure, making it the largest manure-only fed biomethane production site in the Netherlands.
For 2023 the installed 237,000 MWh capacity in Wijster will allow for a carbon avoidance of up to 162,100 tons per year, which translates to removing 35,000 passenger vehicles from the road, or avoiding 642 million road kilometers travelled. In combination with this, the biogenic fertiliser production capacity in Wijster of up to 5,700 tons of N per year results in a further reduction of up to 6,900 tons of CO2 that would have been emitted through traditional nitrogen production.
Green Create helps realising the REPowerEU goals
The European Commission is committed to transforming Europe’s energy system with the REPowerEU plan. The rising urgency to transform the current energy system is two-fold: Firstly, to end the EU’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels and secondly, to tackle the climate crisis through reducing carbon emissions.
As part of the REPowerEU plan, the European Commission has set a target to produce 35 billion cubic meters of biomethane within the EU by 2030. Green Create is aiding in the realisation of this REPowerEU goal by producing renewable energy to eventually replace fossil fuels in homes, industry, the transport sector and in power generation.
CEO and co-founder of Green Create Alister Ingelsby said: “Next year will be the 10th year of running the business, and it is simply amazing to see how things have developed over the years.
"From humble beginnings with a small wastewater treatment plant in Tigane, South Africa to one of the largest, most advanced biomethane production facilities in the world and now, embarking on a capital raise to build out our European and UK pipeline. The team has come a long way.”