TotalEnergies-owned PGB commences construction of its 19th biogas plant in Poland
A foundation stone-laying ceremony was held on 7 December to celebrate the beginning of this investment.
The combined heat and power (CHP) unit, which is planned to be commissioned in Q4 2024, will have a 1-megawatt (MW) capacity, adding a further supply of renewable energy to the country’s power grid, reinforcing PGB's position as a key player in Poland's biogas industry, according to TotalEnergies.
Półwieś will produce more than 8.3 GWh of electricity and close to 8 GWhth of heat per year, added the organisation.
PGB's latest investment aligns with the ambitious REPowerEU plan, aiming to increase annual biomethane production in the European Union to 35 bcm by 2030.
Poland, with its substantial biogas growth potential, assessed to be the 4th in Europe, is well placed to contribute to achieving this ambitious target. PGB is striving to bring strong dynamics to the development of the biogas and biomethane market, this locally produced renewable gas not only being one of the solutions to climate challenges, but also strengthening national energy security.
PGB currently owns and manages 18 biogas units with a total capacity of 19 MW. Two facilities – Półwieś and Bagdad, in the Wielkopolska region – are under construction and more than a dozen investment projects in the design phase.