Biogest has received an order to build two biomethane (Renewable Natural Gas – RNG) plants utilfising agricultural waste and by-products from chicken farmers in the western region of France.
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The first project Enerfées is located close to Rennes, to be jointly operated by the Coopérative des Fermiers de Janzé and Engie. This Biogest biomethane plant will be fed with manure, slurry and agricultural by-products from approximately 50 farmers, in order to produce 400 Nm³/h biomethane. The second project Methagriloué, located near Le Mans, will be using similar feedstock. Its waste is supplied by approximately 11 farmers, all year round, to produce 130 Nm³/h biomethane. Both projects have connections to respective chicken production operations in the same area and beyond.
Biogest’s technology has been designed to offer significant advantages in energy efficiency and operational safety, as well as an easy and cost-efficient maintenance system. During the fermentation process, the projects will transform 94,400 tonnes (in total) of waste per year into high-quality organic fertiliser that acts as a substitute for chemical products.
“The worldwide growing market for biomethane highlights the importance of green gas and is the most attractive sustainable investment decision you can take now” said Martin Schlerka, CEO and Managing Partner of Biogest.
Biomethane (RNG) production from animal, agricultural and food waste is one of the most rapidly expanding sectors of renewable energy.