Greenline announced the biogas plant in Vettin, located in the municipality of Groß Pankow, has been operational since April 2017.
The 8.5 megawatt biogas plant is operated by the biogas division of the technical contractors Osters & Voss from Wittenberge in the district of Prignitz.
Building on the existing 800 kilowatt biogas site which went live in 2014, the plant has been expanded further and focuses predominantly on a mix of cattle slurry and energy crops.
The raw biogas is converted into bio-natural gas using physio-organic washing processes and then fed into the regional natural gas network of the Brandenburg utility company, E.ON-E.DIS.
All in all, the expanded plant now processes approximately 70,000 tons of slurry, 50,000 tons of maize silage, and 7,000 tons of solid manure. In turn, around 75 million kilowatt-hours of gas and heat are generated from these materials. In real terms, this volume supplies heat and electricity to approximately 16,000 households.
The biogas plant ranks among the largest in Germany in tank volume and gas production, particularly setting functional and operational benchmarks, says Greenline managing director, Frank Nielsen.
“High quality, low production and operational costs, and a high degree of automation in new construction and flexibilisation projects are all helping to establish biogas production as the standard energy alternative in the market of regenerative energy sources going forward,” adds Nielsen.
“In particular, thanks to the latest EEG amendment and the modified framework conditions for approval, efficient planning concepts and low building costs are fundamental to the chances of executing biogas projects.