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New Belgian biogas plant up and running

The ribbon was officially cut on a new biogas facility in Tongeren, Belgium this month.

Independent energy provider Enovos International, along with project partners NPG Energy and Pholpa, started the plant’s engines in the presence of Economy and Innovation minister Ingrid Lieten and Tongeren mayor Patrick Dewael.

The plant will be powered by local corn feedstock provided by farmers within a 20km radius and the resultant power fed into the local grid.

Head of renewable energies and cogeneration at Enovos Luxembourg, Daniel Christnach, was quoted as saying: ‘With a capacity of 2.8MW, the amount of electricity generated corresponds to the annual consumption of 6,500 households and an annual CO2 reduction of 10,000 tonnes, thus achieving an important step towards further expanding renewable energies.’