Weltec begins construction of 450kW biogas plant in South Korea

German manufacturer Weltec Biopower has begun the construction of its second anaerobic digestion plant in South Korea.

Work at the site, located in Gyeonggi-do province about 80 km north of the capital Seoul, started in October and the 450kW biogas plant is to go live in the early summer of 2016.

The plant will have the capacity to process 100 tonnes of organic waste a day, whereof 70% will be pig manure. The generated biogas will be used to operate a combined heat and power plant, with the power to be fed directly into the power grid.

The heat will be used for heating the company buildings and for internal processes. 

The plant will utilise Weltec’s custom-developed LoMOS control, which a high degree of automation and remote maintenance.

The Gyeonggi-do plant will be Weltec’s second South Korean biogas plant, the first one having opened in the south of the county in 2012.


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