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Biogas Nord’s successful market entry in Romania

The Biogas Nord AG, Bielefeld, has successfully entered the Romanian biogas market. The company has been commissioned to construct a larger biogas plant featuring 2.8 MW of electrical power.

The value of the order is approximately €3.5 million. The ordered biogas plant will be built in the Transylvanian region close to the county town of Nagyvárad (Oradea). “This order proves that we are successfully proceeding with the internationalization of Biogas Nord AG and that the trend towards larger biogas facilities is continuing”, explains board director Dr. Holger Schmitz.

Through the operation of this biogas plant, the client would like to make use of synergy effects resulting from the construction of a biodiesel plant, which is also being planned. In so doing, the waste products resulting from the production of biodiesel, such as rapeseed pellets and glycerin, will be brought to the biogas plant as substrates. The warmth produced in addition to the generation of electricity at the biogas plant will then be used for the biodiesel plant.

The plant will also be flexibly designed so that corn silage and porcine liquid manure coming from agricultural operations from the surrounding area can be brought in. The plant consisting of three digesters, two second digesters and three storage containers will allow Biogas Nord to be a reference object for more than just the Romanian market.

“As a result of their site located in the region bordering Hungary, the interest of Hungarian investors will also be spurned”, declares Rainer Thiel, the person responsible for Eastern European marketing at Biogas Nord. “We're currently conducting intensive negotiations with potential customers in both countries.” (ad-hoc-news)