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Poland’s first biogas plant gathers momentum

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A 2.4MW biogas plant being constructed in Pomerania, Poland has announced the next phase of its project.

The plant, being built by Weltec Power, will have a 50m³ dosing feeder and four storage tanks up and running by the summer of 2013, which will help feed substrates into four 4,438m³ stainless-steel fermenters.

Plant operator NEWD will ferment the potato waste of a local chip manufacturer, as well as using maize and liquid manure feedstocks.

A release from Weltec states that experts believe Poland has the third-largest stock of resources in Europe. Poland‘s agricultural area amounts to about 18.5 million hectares, which is about 1.5 million more than Germany.

Decentralised power and heat generation is also subsidised in Poland and, to reach EU climate goals, it aims to increase the share of renewable energies for generation from five to 15% by 2020.