The biogas plant in Fraddon (UK), engineered and constructed by HoSt, consists mainly of disposal of category 3 animal by-products and input based on plant material, such as fodder beet, grass silage and silage corn.
Digesting 40,000 tons of these materials annually, in the two 2,100 m3 digesters and one 1,500 m3 after-digester, results in the production of 450 Nm3/hr raw biogas and 250 Nm3/hr biomethane. This is equivalent to the consumption of natural gas by 2,000 households. The produced biomethane is fed into the UK national grid. The plant is equipped with a 250 kWe CHP, running on biogas, to produce enough heat and electricity in order to keep the plant going.
The plant is as well equipped with one solid feeding mixing / dosing bin, three gas tight after-storage polyester silo’s for liquid waste and a reception building for solid waste, a batch pasteuriser for the pasteuristation between the digesters and the after-digester and a screw press separator for the treatment of the digestate.