Biogas New Biogas Projects in Greece

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Bioconstruct has been appointed with the construction of an 844 kW biogas plant near Thessaloniki, in Sochos, Greece. This contract continues the company's internationalization and marks the entry into a ninth European market.

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Hot and High: Construction begin for a new biogas plant near Thessaloniki, Greece.
Hot and High: Construction begin for a new biogas plant near Thessaloniki, Greece.
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Athens/Greece (DST) – Bioconstruct will deliver and install the technical components and will commission the plant in December 2015 for its local partner Kiefer Tek. The biogas plant will be fed with approximately 70 % cattle slurry. The rest of the energy will be gained from maize silage. Both feedstocks are under contract with farmers nearby the plant. The operating company Bioenergy Sochou intends to make use of the excess heat and CO² from the CHP for a greenhouse installation.

By doing so he would increase the overall efficiency and sustainability of the biogas plant even more to over 80 %. The plant will be erected at a height of 600 m above sea level and will be operated at very high temperatures in summer times. This sets in particular for the CHP technology high quality requirements and demands a precise choice of the components.

Further plants in Greece are already in the planning stage and both partners are confident that the market share on the still very low Greek market can be extended rapidly. At the moment there are only a few biogas projects despite the fact that the country fosters renewable energies strongly with a feed in tariff for electricity from biogas.

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