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The Paddle Depacker is able to depack a wide variety of food waste products and produce a very clean organic output (official lab results above 99,5% clean organic soups).
The Separation Mill DRM depacks food waste. It separates the organic and inorganic substances right at the beginning of the material processing in almost one process step. With the Separation Mill DRM, the organic waste is separated and the foreign and impurities are removed at the same time. This means that less effort is required for depackaging and waste separation. Process steps such as manual sorting, re-shredding and various other screening techniques are no longer necessary.
The energy-saving UNTHA Eco Power Drive with water-cooled synchronous motor saves up to 75 % energy costs with increased efficiency in comparison to conventional diesel-hydraulic drive variants. The shredders for waste wood processing offer a throughput of up to 40 t/h smaller 100 mm. UNTHA's specially designed waste wood package consists of indexable inserts that may be reversed up to 4 times and perforated screens with chip breakers, ensuring a long service life and a particularly homogeneous final product without excess lengths. In addition, the quick-change screen system makes it easy to swap the perforated screen when a new input material is introduced. Test the XR directly at your location: https://www.untha.com/p/trial
Construction work at a Norfolk (UK) -based anaerobic digestion (AD) plant will provide households in the south-east town of Attleborough with 10MW of biomethane per hour - enough to supply 4,000 homes, and guarantee green gas for most of the year.
A plant in Le Puisot, France has installed a membrane upgrading system for the production of biomethane using biogas produced with the waste from nearby farms (such as manure) and agro-industrial waste. The biomethane produces (300 m3/hour) which is fed into the GRDF national gas network.
The first bio-LNG plant in the Netherlands will produce an estimated 3.4 kilotons of bio-LNG per year. This amount of bio-LNG is sufficient for 13 million on-road kilometers, and prevents the emission of more than 14.3 kilotons of fossil CO2.
BrewDog, one of the largest Scottish craft breweries, is officially the first carbon negative beer brewery in the world. This, thanks to an investment plan including the start-up of a biogas plant at the brewery's Ellon plant, fuelled with waste from beer processing, which will not only convert production wastewater into clean water, but will also produce biomethane, organic fertilizer and CO2 for food use.
Pomace is a by-product that can be used for the production of biogas, particularly in countries like Italy.
There are several stages between the production of biogas in an anaerobic digester and the injection of biomethane into the national gas grid. Learn more about this process by watching this video from our friends at Biogas Channel who visited a membrane upgrading plant in Northern Italy, which processes 1200 Nm3/h of agricultural biogas!
Shell New Energy is the Shell brand providing innovative and clean energy solutions. Shell New Energy invests two billion dollars annually to support the dissemination of alternative fuels, including LNG and Bio-LNG. To this end, the company is working on several biomethane projects, including three prominent initiatives in Brazil, India and the Netherlands, as explained by Christian Cuenot, Business Developer and Manager at Shell New Energies.
Installed in 2007, the plant was the first in the area to produce biomethane and inject it into the existing natural gas network. Every year, approximately 46,000,000 kWh of biomethane produced covers one third of the area's heating needs, equal to the consumption of about 2,200 families! Here's a closer look at the plant.
Under the Greek sun, in the heart of Macedonia, stands a 1MW biogas plant, generating 8,500 MWh of electricity and 6,500 MWh of thermal energy. The plant, which has been operating since 2016 and is owned by LAGADA S.A., is powered 70% by animal waste, 1.5% by energy crops and the rest by waste from the agricultural food industry. The plant offers numerous benefits, including a reduction in CO2 emissions of around 600 tons a year.
The UK demand for biomethane is rising significantly. Proof of this can be seen at the filling station in Leyland, United Kingdom, which has recorded an increase in demand for gas in 2018 from large companies such as Waitrose, Asda, DHL and Argos as Cadent, the largest UK gas network, explains.
IVECO has been investing in the biomethane sector for many years and is well-aware of the benefits that the fuel can offer. Although many large companies like Ikea, Carrefour, Coca Cola and Nestlé have set an example by using biomethane-powered goods vehicles, there are still many barriers to be overcome in this sector including the availability of suitable filling stations. You can find more details in this interview given by IVECO at this year’s EBA Conference from the Biogas Channel.
The French VOL-V Group recently unveiled a biogas plant in the Montauban-de-Bretagne area, département of Ille-et-Vilaine. The plant has the capacity to reclaim 36,000 tonnes of organic by-products per year.
Producing biomethane can be a challenging process. Here's an interesting video explaining what it's all about.