After a successful 24-hours test last week, the biogas plant in Alphen-Chaam, the Netherlands today supplied its first biomethane to the regional gas grid. Construction of the biogas-to-biomethane plant started in August last year.

This project was the very first biogas project on the crowdfunding platform Oneplanetcrowd. Within one week, the target amount of €900,000 was crowdfunded already and the sum of 1.1 million euros was collected.

The biogas plant anaerobic digests 43,650 tonnes of manure and a maximum of 5% agricultural co-products per year, and produces annually 2.4 million Nmbiomethane, which is fed into the regional gas grid.

Advanced technologies

The digestate is separated: the thin faction will be supplied to arable farmers. To cover the heat consumption, maximum heat recovery is applied by the use of a heat pump; this results in a high efficiency. All the products are stored in enclosed spaces and the exiting air is first treated with an advanced air treatment technique to ensure minimal odor.

24/7 service & maintenance

In addition to the turn-key supply and construction of the plant, HoSt will also provide maintenance for the biogas upgrading system based on a 24/7 service contract.

Project ‘Van Eijck Groengas’ receives the government’s subsidy Stimulation Sustainable Energy Production (SDE+).