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WELTEC Completes French Potato Waste Biomethane Plant (Int'l)
Date: 2019-09-18
Vechta, Germany-headquartered biogas specialist WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH is reporting completion of a biomethane plant for Brttany, France-based potato chip producer ALTHO. When fully operational, the plant generates roughly 200 standard m3/h of biomethane from potato waste and wastewater sludge.

The plant's potato chip production yields 22,000 tpy of leftovers and sludge. Potato and starch leftovers and other production waste account for about half of the substrate, with the rest is made up of the sludge from the washing process.

Over the last 18 years, WELTEC BIOPOWER has installed and commissioned more than 300 biogas plants in 25 countries, according to the release. (Source: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, PR, 15 Sept., 2019) Contact: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, Ann Borries +49 (0) 4441-999 78-220,

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WELTEC BIOPOWER Claims Large UK Biogas Plant Order (Int'l)
Date: 2019-02-22
Vechta, Germany-headquartered biogas plant specialist WELTEC BIOPOWER reports it has begun construction of a biomethane plant for Lane Farm Energy Ltd (fka Norwood Energy Ltd.) near Pontefract, West Yorkshire, UK. The gas-to-grid project developed by Aqua Consultants. The plant will go live in late 2019 and deliver c7.3 million m2 of biomethane to the UK gas distribution network. This amount of eco-friendly natural gas equivalent is sufficient to supply about 9,600 households with sustainable energy, 24/7.

Biomethane plants such as Lane Farm Energy will play an increasingly important role in the UK national energy mix. Compared to coal or oil, the biomethane production from leftovers enables carbon savings of about 90 pct, according to the company.

"With the UK needing to boost energy security post-Brexit, and to re-balance its energy mix to reduce carbon emissions in accordance with the Paris Agreement, recovering clean, reliable biomethane from organic wastes and injecting it into the gas grid is a crucial piece of the energy jigsaw. The provision of sustainable renewable heat and transport fuel from wastes means that biomethane will surely be further promoted by forward-thinking Governments. Biomethane plants are the epitome of the sustainable circular economy," the company notes. (Source: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, PR, Feb., 2019) Contact: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, Ann Borries +49 (0) 4441-999 78-220,

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WELTEC Snares 2.2-MW Biogas Plant in North Germany (Int'l M&A)
Date: 2018-08-13
Vechta, Germany-based Nordmethan GmbH, a company of the WELTEC BIOPOWER Group, has taken over an insolvent biogas plant in Sudergellersen, Lower Saxony. The German specialist for the development and operation of biomethane and biogas plants will fully modernize the technical and operational overall concept of the 2.2-MW plant. The project development work is currently under way.

The original plant had been set up in 2009 and expanded in 2014. The operator's concept was based on the digestion of horse manure and sale of the digestate as fertilizer pellets. However, as the concept turned out to be technically difficult and economically unfeasible, the plant went bankrupt. Following the takeover by the WELTEC Group, the substrate input is now being adjusted, and the plant technology is being modernised.

Henceforth, the two digesters with a capacity of 3,000 M2 each, will be largely fed with locally sourced horse manure and other raw materials. The generated biogas will be used to run two cogeneration power plants with an electrical output of 1.1 MW each. Nordmethan will supply the power to the public power grid. Part of the exhaust heat from the cogeneration is to be used for drying the digestate.

Among other upgrades, WELTEC will modernize the two cogeneration power plants and the solid matter input systems, and install two digestate dryers and storage units. (Source: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, PR, 13 Aug., 2018) Contact: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, Jens Albartus, Director, +49 4441 99978 0, +49 4441 99978 8,,

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WELTEC BIOPOWER Building Irish Anaerobic Digestion Plants (Int'l)
Date: 2018-04-30
Vechta, Germany-based biogas specialist WELTEC BIOPOWER reports it is constructing three, 500-kW anaerobic digestion plants in Northern Ireland. All three plants will shortly be completed and will go live in summer 2018. Two of them are being set up in County Antrim in north-east Northern Ireland. Another plant is being built in Benburb in County Tyrone. Thus, WELTEC will soon account for nine of a total of about 40 biogas plants in Northern Ireland.

More than 300 WELTEC plants are presently in operation in 25 countries on five continents with additional plants being built in Uruguay, France, Croatia and Greece. (Source: WELTECH BIOPOWER, PR, 25 April, 2018) Contact: WELTECH BIOPOWER, +49 4441 99978-0, +49 4441 99978-8,,

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WELTEC BIOPOWER Expands Uruguayan Biogas Plant (Int'l Report)
Date: 2017-11-15
The German plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER recently signed the contract for a biogas plant extension of the milk powder producer Estancias del Lago (EDL) in Uruguay. From late 2018, the plant with its eight digesters will generate a rated thermal input of more than 6 Megawatt from cattle manure and fodder leftovers. The company will use the biogas for drying and steam generation purposes in the production process. WELTEC set up the first 800-kW biogas plant for EDL in 2013.

In view of the dimensions of the AD plant, the structural preparations already started in September 2017. In early 2018, WELTEC BIOPOWER will begin installing the six new stainless-steel digesters and the two pre-storage tanks for the slurry. With WELTEC's custom-developed process control system CeMOS, the entire biogas plant will be fully automated from the end of 2018. Two gas boilers use part of the biogas that is produced every day to generate heat for the biogas process. Most of the biogas is piped to a neighbouring milk powder production facility where it covers up to 35 pct of the heat required for the drying process. (Source: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, PR, 14 Nov., 2017) Contact: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, Ann Borries, +49 (0) 4441-999 78-220,,

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WELTEC Doubling Brittany AD Biogas Plant Capacity (Int'l Report)
Date: 2017-10-16
German biogas plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER reports that together with its French partner WELTEC Agripower it is working on an extension of an existing anaerobic digestion (AD) project in Iffendic, Brittany. The biogas plant was originally constructed and commissioned in 2014. With the expansion, the plant will double its capacity to generate 500 kW a day, sufficient power for approximately 1,000 homes. (Source: WELTEC Biopower GmbH, PR, 15 Oct., 2017) Contact: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, Ann Borries, +49 (0) 4441-999 78-220,,

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WELTEC BIOPOWER Expanding Biogas Operations in Ireland (Int'l)
Date: 2017-09-29
Previously this month, the Irish Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment (DCCAE) announced the adoption of the Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS), a new subsidy scheme to promote biogas and other renewable energies. The government plans to increase the amount of green electricity from the current figure of about 23 pct to 40 pct by 2020. Prior to the announcement, Ireland was the only European country without an incentive scheme for power and heat from renewable sources.

According to Vechta, Germany-headquartered biogas plant specialist WELTEC BIOPOWER, the conditions for expanding the network of biogas plants in Ireland are very good: Firstly, the agriculture and waste sector boasts an enormous biomass potential. Secondly, with a growth rate of 4.9 pct in 2016, Ireland is the fastest-growing national economy in the EU and offers a favorable investment climate.

WELTEC BIOPOWER has constructed almost 20 biogas plants in the UK., eight of which are in Northern Ireland, where WELTEC is currently building two AD plants that primarily use will hog slurry and grass silage and half of maize silage as feedstock. (Source: WELTEC BIOPOWER, PR, 29 Sept., 2017) Contact: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, Ann Borries, +49 (0) 4441-999 78-220,,

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WELTEC Touts Biogas Substrates Analysis (New Prod & Tech)
Date: 2017-03-13
German biogas specialist WELTEC BIOPOWER is reporting development of a quick test for identifying inhibitors in biogas substrates that may contain substances that prevent efficient biogas production. WELTEC's development is subsidized by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) via Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. (agency for renewable resources). WELTEC's system delivers precise information on the gas production. Moreover, the change of the acid spectrum is monitored while deliberately adding inhibitors. The resulting target curves will henceforth be compared with the gas production curves of substrates to reveal whether the substrate contains any inhibitors. Previously, the aerobic four-plate inhibitor test used to be employed for identifying inhibitors. The test is designed for the dairy industry and does not reflect the conditions in the digester. With the new anaerobic procedure, results are to be available after three days allowing biogas plant operators to determine the quality of their input materials precisely, speedily and inexpensively. It will also allow biogas plant operators to quickly decide whether to purchase offered silage or liquid manure or whether to use a certain batch of their own slurry. It would also be possible for substrate providers to use this quick test to furnish evidence of the quality of their product. (Source: WELTEC BIOPOWER Gmbh, 13 Mar., 2017) Contact: WELTEC BIOPOWER, Ann Borries, +49 (0) 4441-999 78-220,,

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