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Pioneering biogas plant to use Valmet automation system

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Valmet’s automation system will be installed at a pioneering biogas plant in the Baltics.

The plant will be the first in the region to utilise household and commercial biowaste.

Built by BioWOIMA Finland in the city of Tallinn, Estonia, the facility will produce biomethane for the natural gas network and fuel for CNG-powered vehicles. The resulting biofertiliser will be used for land improvement.

“The project increases the availability of renewable energy on the Estonian energy market,” said Tony Hiltunen, chief technology officer at BioWOIMA Finland.

“We chose Valmet as the automation supplier since it has a comprehensive automation system and a lot of experience with similar projects.”

Arto Mäkinen, sales manager, energy and process industry, automation, Valmet, commented: “The Valmet DNA automation system supports high plant availability and safe operation. Our web-based user interface speeds up decision-making and enables our operators to work outside the control room, too.”

The order is included in Valmet’s orders received in the fourth quarter of 2021. Delivery will take place in May and the plant will be operational in 2023.