Pig innovation centre Sterksel is, in cooperation with the Wageningen University and Research Centre (WUR), a research and innovation centre for renewable energy and pig farming. A biogas plant was already built, after which HoSt built a new digester with a solid feeding system and CHP unit. This new digester is integrated with the existing plant. HoSt has added a new control system so that the whole system is easier to operate. The plant produces 2.9 million kWh electricity per year.


Start Construction November 2008
Startup April 2009


Capacity 40,000 m³/year
Input 50% pig manure; 50% residual
Digester(s) 1 x 2,200 m³
CHP(s) 1 x 364 kWe
Pre-storage/receipt Linking with existing installation
Solid Feeding input 30 m³ mixing/dosing bin with input screws


  • Expansion of existing biogas plant
  • New higher-level controller for entire plant

More information

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