Xergi acquires patent that can increase biogas production  

2008.08.21
Biogas plant manufacturer Xergi has acquired a patented technology which can increase the production of biogas from livestock manure by 20%
Northern Jutland based biogas plant manufacturer Xergi has acquired a patented technology which can increase the production of biogas from livestock manure by 20%, writes financial daily newspaper Børsen. The technology has been developed by the Danish company GFE, which still owns half of it.
 
Xergi MD Frank Rosager told Børsen that he forecasts revenues to grow significantly, from DKK 142m (USD 28.4m) in 2007 to at least DKK 500m (USD 99.9m) in five years. "There is an enormous potential globally and the new technology puts us in a uniquely competitive situation." The patented technology has been placed in a new company, owned by Xergi and GFE, GFE patent A/S, which sells the right to use the patent.
 
"Our concept makes it possible to use livestock manure much more efficiently for biogas production. Today only 40-60% of the gas potential in manure is exploited. Up to now there has been a great need to mix livestock manure with industrial food waste to get the process going, but both in Denmark and many other countries there is no more available waste to get from the industry since it is all being exploited. In Denmark only 5% of livestock manure is exploited, but the potential is a lot greater," says Rosager.
 
Xergi expects the first project based on pure manure using the new technology will be a plant in the village of Nørager in Jutland. He also sees good opportunities for upgrading existing plants that need the necessary biomass to be able to accelerate production.
 
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