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Xergi wins prestigious industry award with Danish biogas plant

Danish biogas plant builder Xergi won the category for “Best international agricultural plant” at the AD & Biogas Industry Awards last week.

The award, given to the company for its Nature Energy Holsted biogas plant in Denmark, which was commissioned in 2015, was handed out at the AD & Biogas show in Birmingham, UK, on 6-7 July.

Jørgen Ballermann, CEO at Xergi, said he sees the award as “an acknowledgment” of the company’s technical solutions.

“The new technology means that the biogas plant can extract gas from deep litter and straw – biomasses that were previously unfit for use in biogas production,” said Ballermann.

The Holsted biogas plant is developed by a group of farmers and Xergi in cooperation, with funding provided by Danish energy company NGF Nature Energy and Xergi.

Additionally, a group of farmers also delivers deep litter and animal slurry to the plant.

The plant is unique, according to Xergi, as it treats more than 50,000 tonnes of deep litter per year and approximately 400,000 tonnes of biomass in total.

Xergi’s patented-in-Europe pre-treatment concept X-hopper and X-chopper is used to pre-treat the biomass.

Furthermore, the biogas production creates additional value for agriculture as it converts the challenging biomasses into a liquid biofertiliser.