South Korea

Biogest to build South Korea's first PowerRing biogas plant

Biogest has received an order to build an agricultural and food waste biogas plant in the southern region of South Korea, located close to Daegu, to be developed in cooperation with HC Energy and DoBangYukJong Farm.
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The project is supported by the Changnyeong-gun city office and will be an important reference point for future local projects. The expanding energy gap in South Korea combined with technology growth and population density has greatly increased the importance of renewable energy resources in the country. Biogas production from animal, agricultural and food waste is one of the most rapidly expanding renewable energy sectors in South Korea.

The biogas plant will be fed with pig slurry and the food waste will be delivered from an organic waste collection point. Biogest’s biogas plant technology offers significant advantages in energy efficiency and operational safety, as well as an easy and cost-effective maintenance system. The plant will be able to produce both electric and thermal energy. During the process, 13,000 tonnes of pig slurry and 5,000 tonnes of food waste will be transformed into high-quality organic fertiliser that will act as a substitute for chemical products. The air quality of the pig farm will also be improved by the presence of the biogas plant.

“HC Energy will build Biogest’s and Korea's first PowerRing biogas plant in Dobang Yukjong, Changnyeong-gun” said HC Energy CEO Kim Hwa Su. “Starting with the success of the first project, we hope that the supply of anaerobic biogas plants will be further spread in Korea.”

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