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Weltec expands biogas operations, acquires two refineries

The Könnern biogas park in Germany, one of the largest of its kind, has been purchased by Weltec
The Könnern biogas park in Germany, one of the largest of its kind, has been purchased by Weltec

The Weltec Group has acquired two biomethane refineries in Hesse and Saxony-Anhalt in Germany.

One of the plants is located in Ebsdorfergrund, Hesse, and has been acquired within the framework of an asset deal.

Nordmethan Produktion Ebsdorfergrund, an affiliate of Weltec, is now responsible for the operation as the new owner, and for this purpose all employees have been taken over.

The new operator is familiar with all technical details of the plant as Weltec was the plant engineering company that set up the entire process technology, including gas upgrading technology, and ensured a smooth go-live in late 2012.

The plant produces 1,000 standard m³/h of raw biogas and efficiently conditions it to 550 standard m³/h of natural gas equivalent biomethane.

In addition to the purchase of the biomethane refinery in Hesse, Weltec has repurchased one of the world‘s largest biogas parks with gas-to-grid technology in Könnern, Saxony-Anhalt.

Weltec had purchased the biomethane refinery in March 2015 from the insolvency assets of AC Biogas with all employees having been taken over in Könnern as well.

The annual production of this plant, which had been planned and set up by Weltec, amounts to about 15 million standard m³ of biomethane, enough to supply 10,000 homes with heat and power.

‘Our group now boasts a total of four biomethane refineries. This represents a solid economic fundament and allows our engineers to continue with the research and development work, enabling them to design further innovative plants,’ says Jens Albartus, director of Weltec Biopower and Nordmethane.

Apart from the plant operation, the company from Lower Saxony concentrates on worldwide plant engineering and manufacturing as well as the service and maintenance business.

The Könnern biogas park in Germany, one of the largest of its kind, has been purchased by Weltec