New biogas facility in Poland starts up

A new biogas-fired CHP plant has opened in Konopnica, Poland.

Polish biogas technology firm Bioenergy Project officially put the 1.99MW facility online on 5 October, and it was constructed on a turnkey basis with Technika Energetyczna, a division of Italy-based cogeneration and green energy concern Gruppo.

The plant is believed to produce 17,000MW of heat and 16,800MW of power an hour and Bioenergy Project will sell its heat output to both local industrial buildings and the town of Rada Mazowiecka, while the power will be sold to the national grid.

‘Poland is one of the main pillars of our business development,’ Mario Pipitone, general sales manager of Gruppo, was quoted as saying. ‘The stable outlook for government support and the expected significant rise in energy prices and demand for energy make the biogas sources competitive for stable income for farmers, investors and energy companies.’

The Polish Energy Market Agency predicts the country will have over 600 biogas facilities online, producing around 3.4TW of power an hour, by 2030.

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