The BDI - BioDiesel International AG has received a million-dollar contract from France to build a biogas plant for organic waste. Waste management in Germany could win in 2012 with the EEG interest in the topic, the incentives brings. But the real potential well is Europe.
Garbage has become valuable. For a waste management company, his name is not price, BDI built a biogas plant, which ferments organic waste and generate electricity directly. The order volume BDI estimated at 4.45 million euros. The plant will be built in northern France. Where, also remains under wraps.
The French want to waste electricity in the food manufacturing and retail, catering and agricultural industry, in the sum of 65,000 tons per year in the biogas plant. From this, 4.2 million standard cubic meters of biogas per year are produced. The electrical output is 2.1 megawatts.
Biodiesler builds biogas
For it is BDI's first biogas plant in France. The company, based in Graz is the renewable energy scene now actually better known as biodiesel plant construction, especially through the construction of facilities for biodiesel from organic wastes ("Waste to Biofuels"). In this segment BDI operates worldwide since about 10 years. The business area is another biogas plant, which is now under construction. The biogas plant in France is the fourth of its investment. The first system is in Este, Italy, the second in Pamukova in Turkey. The third is currently under construction in Germany, in Marl.
Instead, the pig Stahlkuh
Procurement office in Marl is ReFood GmbH & Co. KG, Germany's well-known collector of organic waste of different origins, travels ReFood kitchens as well as the food industry. For waste management has in recent years, the tide turned: By the end of 2005, waste management companies to sell food waste after treatment so as fattening feed. Then one imposed by the EU feed ban came into force, which was probably also a consequence of the BSE crisis. One option is the utilization of residues in biogas plants. The Renewable Energies Act (EEG) 2012 provides new incentives.
Red carpet for biogenic waste
The black-yellow coalition during the debate on the amendment of the Renewable Energies Act (EEG) in this year, expanding the use of biogenic waste in biogas plants for favors and incentives written into the law. In 2012, the EEG was recorded Section 27a, which describes the payment of electricity from bio-waste. Systems up to 500 kilowatts of electrical power received 16 cents per kilowatt-hour, 20-megawatt plants to 14 cents per kilowatt hour. Also can be derived from section 27a conclude that the minimum energy usage, which applies to biogas plants otherwise, who want to electricity directly, for biogas plants that use at least 90 percent organic waste does not apply, because in paragraph 27 there is no such proviso.
Turn the tap on disposal?
The biogas sector is indeed convinced that the potential of biogenic substances in Germany is largely exhausted. But also because the residues are largely in waste management manual. But how could disposer ReFood attracted more to the production of biogas. The plant in Marl will use organic waste and 87,000 tons of it produced 6.3 million standard cubic meters of biogas per year. In early May of this year, it was said that the system should end in 2011. May be maintained in view of the upcoming EEG 2012 now for a few days.
Europe waits for biowaste
Biogas plants, fermenting the waste, are still seen in a different context. While Germany remains the core market for biogas, there is a consensus in the industry. But next year he will be compared to the record years of 2009 and 2010, shrinking the build overall. Countries such as Italy, France, Spain, Great Britain or the Baltic states to develop the theme of biogas and this adds to their importance for the German plant engineering company. The biogas production from waste plays an important role in some countries. BDI CSO Edgar Ahn says in connection with the order from France: "We see great potential for 2012 and beyond in the biogas production from waste materials in many parts of Europe and in major international markets." In the UK, the Renewable Energy Association REA campaign "Back to Biomass" is issued. In biogas technology should be used primarily on organic wastes. There is talk of up to 100 million tons of organic waste that occur annually on the island and for biogas could be relevant. (Dittmar Koop)