Denmark to build world's largest biogas test facility  

2006.02.08
The Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences has announced plans to build a DKK 25 m biogas test plant, which is reportedly the world's largest

The Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, a public sector research institution under the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, has announced plans to build a DKK 25 m (USD 4 m) biogas test plant, reportedly the world's largest. It will be located near Viborg, Jutland, and is scheduled for commissioning by the end of this year. Xergi has won the construction contract for the facility.

Søren Mikkelsen, deputy director of the Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences comments: "The research plant is an important element in putting Denmark on the world map as a leader in biogas and environmental technology". Four biogas reactors and a complete operating plant will be made available to researchers, students and companies. "With a plant of this size, we can make tests of technologies as well as biomass such as maize, beet and grasses," says Søren Mikkelsen.

The biogas plant will be a full-scale research facility which will handle slurry from livestock farming at the Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences. The plant will be highly flexible, enabling individual components to be removed for testing. When the plant is in operation, it will produce 850,000 m3 methane annually. It corresponds to the electricity consumption of 800 family homes and heating for 200 houses. The news was reported by Ritzaus Bureau.

Link > The Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences 

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