Ochtrup, Germany

Two hundred dairy cows with calves are kept on the dairy farm of Franke. On this farm, HoSt has built a Microferm plant. The unique characteristic of this biogas plant is that the residence time in the Microferm digester is very short. Therefore, the required volume, and hence the private energy consumption, is very low. This makes it possible to digest 100% manure.

On this location is chosen for adding a solid feeding system to the plant. This makes it possible to digest fodder leftovers and/or other waste products besides manure in the Microferm.

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Project Milestones

Start Construction Winter 2012
Startup Spring 2013


Capacity 7,000 m³ per year
Input 5,000 m³ cattle manure, 600 m³ food waste
Digester Microferm, 128 m³
After-strorage 1 x 2,400 m³
CHP 1 x 75 kW CHP
Pre-storage/receipt Pre-storage: 200 m³
Solid feeding input 7 m³


  • The Microferm is equipped with a solid waste dosing system

More information

Do you want to receive more information about our Microferm plants, want to learn more about renewable energy from 100% 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.