WELTEC BIOPOWER (Weltec) has entered into a service partnership with Bristola, based in Iowa, US.
The common goal is to promote the expansion of renewable energies by building and servicing efficient biogas plants. Both firms have over 20 years of experience in the industry. During this time, Weltec has designed and built over 350 biogas and RNG plants in 25 countries globally.
Weltec already entered the US market in 2006 with the construction of two biogas facilities in Wisconsin, both converting dairy manure to electricity for over a decade. For some time, the production of carbon-negative RNG from manure and waste materials has been enjoying a ‘major boom’ in the US, the companies said. Weltec is working on a pipeline of projects across North America, based on its AD technology.
Through the partnership, Bristola personnel will receive full training in the construction and operation of Weltec plants and will be able to call upon the full support and expertise of the company’s service department, biology department, and other in-house experts to assist the US clients to get the best performance and uptime from their investments.
“At Bristola, we focus on the robot-controlled cleaning of tanks and lagoons,” said Jared Burma, CEO of Bristola. “This procedure enables ‘zero down-time cleaning’, as the tanks do not have to be emptied, saving both time and energy.
“I appreciate Weltec’s expertise and many years of experience in the construction of biogas plants. The integration of our after-sales service in the technical area, combined with tank cleaning, results in synergies for all stakeholders.”
Dr Kevin Monson, international sales manager for Weltec, commented: “Aside from Bristola’s zero down-time tank cleaning solution, which will be of particular benefit to sand-bedded dairy RNG customers and food waste plants, Bristola’s high level of customer focus and commitment will benefit both Weltec and our customers.
“Our US customers can have extra confidence knowing there are US boots on the ground and locally available spare parts. We are looking forward to developing this partnership in this fast-growing market.”