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Meat Processing Waste for Renewable Energy

by 5m Editor
6 October 2011, at 7:54am

HUNGARY - German energy company, re Bioenergy GmbH, has started operations at the most modern biogas plant in Hungary at Szarvas.

The waste incineration plant with a capacity of approximately 4MW was built in 12 months and uses renewable raw materials and organic waste to produce combined heat and hot water and electricity.

The bioenergy company, re Bioenergy GmbH, a subsidiary of BayWa re, which belongs to BayWa AG, an international trading and services group, which operates in the fields of agriculture, energy and construction invested €20 million in the project.

The plant was inaugurated in the presence of Mihály Babák, mayor of the town of Szarvas, Klaus Riedel, Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany in Hungary, László Domokos, chairman of the Hungarian State Audit Office, Zsolt Gémesi, director of the Office for Renewable Energies in the Hungarian Ministry of Development, and Roland Schuler , chairman of BayWa and Erdélyi István, CEO of the Galli Coop AG.

The plant processes more than 40,000 tonnes of waste from the local meat production and a further 53,000 tonnes of waste from the surrounding animal breeding and finishing operations (such as slurry and manure) a year.

Every year, around 18,000 tonnes of agricultural substrates are produced at the plant, which produces a total of more than 12.5 million cubic metres of biogas.

The project is based on two sites.

The biogas plant is in the eastern region of Szarvas and the co-generation plant for electricity and hot water is at Galli Coop Zrt., one of Hungary's largest turkey processor.