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First Organic Biogas Plant Opens


Pressure relief valves are essential for biogas plants the world over, and nowhere is that truer than in Denmark.

The first ever organic biomass plant has been opened in Denmark, in conjunction with an organic market gardening company. It cost 130 million kroner and can heat 4,000 houses per year.

This is the latest move by Denmark to move away from fossil fuels. The country is now the leading producer of wind energy in the world and biogas accounts for 10 per cent of the Danish network’s power supply. It is thought that be 2035 the country will be able to obtain all of its gas supply from biogas.

“Denmark could be the first country in Europe to move completely away from fossil fuels. Already by 2035 it ought to be possible to cover the gas needs of industry and private homes from green biogas,” said Ole Hvelplund, the administrative director of Nature Energy.

The plant will be used to create gas and the waste products would be used to create fertiliser.

Organic farmers and producers have long struggled to find an organic source of fertiliser and this latest move could be a great way to source organic fertiliser from a waste supply.

Biogas is a great option for many organisations who need supply of both fertiliser and gas locally. If you are in an area that is off grid, or a long way away for other suppliers then biogas provides an opportunity to create gas and other waste streams more locally, greatly reducing the carbon impact of transportation as well.