Host has received two new biogas plant orders in Belgium and Ukraine.
The biogas plant in Fontenoy, just above the southern Belgium border, will be built at a sugar factory on behalf of sugar organisation Finasucre. Beet residues, such as beet tops, will be anaerobically digested to produce 350 Nm3 of biogas per hour during the sugar beet campaign. After a cleaning step, the biogas will be applied in Finasucre’s sugar production process which contributes to sustainable sugar manufacturing and a greater independence of fossil natural gas.
Ben Olde Keizer, account manager at Host, said: “We have done many biogas projects over the years, but this one is one of a kind because the biogas installation is only used during the sugar beet campaign at harvest time.”
Working with partner Pro-Energy, Host will also construct a 3 MWe biogas plant in Tsjernihiv in northern Ukraine. Host is responsible for the engineering, biogas technology, and main equipment. The biogas installation will produce renewable heat and electricity from crops harvested on currently fallow land.
“This will be our first biogas project in Ukraine,” said Robin Klein Falckenborg, sales engineer at Host. “We are very excited to bring our advanced biogas technology to this country; the agricultural biogas production potential and the overall biogas potential in Ukraine is very high.”