This farm, owned by Kleizen, has 400 pink veal calfs, held for meat production. In 2010, this first Microferm was commissioned after a construction time of approximately 4 weeks. In this Microferm, daily fresh manure is converted into biogas. In this process, 100% manure is used, without any co-products. Unique about this installation is the fact that the retention time in the Microferm is very short. Therefore, the required volume, and hence the own energy consumption is very low.

The biogas is converted into sustainable electricity and heat in a CHP. The available heat is used for private houses and the calf stable. The digestate is stored in a gas-tight end-storage, which is also used as a gas buffer.


Start Construction January 2010
Startup March 2010


Capacity 7,000 m³ per year
Input 2,500 m³ pink veal calf manure
Digester Microferm, 128 m³
After-strorage 1 x 1,000 m³ manure bag
CHP 1 x 52 kW CHP
Pre-storage/receipt Direct manure input from the stable


  • 100% digestion of manure of pink veal calfs
  • Heat utilization in stable and private houses
  • 1,000 m³ gas tight foil end storage

More information

Do you want to receive more information about our Microferm plants, want to learn more about renewable energy from manure or do you want know what HoSt can mean for you? Don’t hesitate to contact us through [email protected] or call us on +31 (0)53 – 460 90 80.