HoSt Steps Up Investment & Operation of Own Biogas Plants with New Microferm
With the recent commissioning of another Microferm manure-to-RNG plant in the Netherlands, this time in Boornbergum, HoSt steps up the investment and operation of own bioenergy systems. By investing in own biogas plants, HoSt allows farmers with sufficient manure or agricultural feedstock available all year round to realize a biogas plant at their own site without own financial investment.
HoSt has the strongest foothold in small-scale manure-to-RNG plants in the Netherlands and has more Microferms in sight for completion this year.
“This is the key to creating more agricultural industry-specific renewable energy installations to fast forward sustainable livestock farming”, says Sjaak Klein Gunnewiek, sales manager biogas plants at HoSt.
Manure digestion combined with biogas upgrading for biomethane production is the key to the energy transition and reduction of nitrogen and methane emissions.
Biomethane in Boornbergum
The Microferm project in Boornbergum is part of the initiative ‘Jumpstart’ in which HoSt cooperates with dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina. Manure from the 550 dairy cows is anaerobic digested to produce 40 Nm3 of biomethane per hour, which in total corresponds to 1.5 times the number of households in the village of the Frysian Boornbergum.