HoSt’s Microferm Shortlisted for ‘Best Small Scale Biogas Plant’ Award

The Microferm biogas plant project of HoSt in Koudum, Netherlands has been shortlisted for the ADBA award ‘Best Small Scale Biogas Plant’. The award is part of the AD & Biogas Industry Awards, organised by the AD & Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA). Winners will be announced on the 8th of October at the awards ceremony hosted alongside The World Biogas Summit & Expo.

Microferm: 100% Manure Digestion

The Microferm biogas plant in Koudum in the Dutch province of Friesland (Frisia) produces biomethane by anaerobic mono-digesting cow manure. In other words: 100% cow manure goes into the digester. The project is made possible by ‘Jumpstart’: an initiative of the Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina which stimulates and supports dairy farmers to invest in mono digestion of manure for the production of renewable energy at company level.

When the manure is digested, biogas is produced with a low methane content. This is upgraded in the integrated biogas upgrading system applying membrane technology. The upgrading to biomethane can be done to any desired or required methane content. This is 89% in the Netherlands. The biomethane with the same properties and quality as natural gas is fed into the natural gas grid. The capacity of the plant is 320,000 Nm3 biomethane per year.

With the Microferm, the dairy farm Stokman produces renewable energy, reduces the emission of greenhouse gases and ammonia- and methane emissions and contributes to the reduction of manure surplus in the Netherlands.

The World Biogas Expo

HoSt is attending The World Biogas Expo from 6-8 October. Instead of an exhibition in Birmingham, UK the expo will be held online. The World Biogas Expo is hosted by the ADBA and WBA and is the largest international trade show dedicated solely to the anaerobic digestion and biogas industry. Join HoSt at the online exhibition to learn more about our efficient biogas plants for the anaerobic digestion of organic biomass wastes. The HoSt biogas team is happy to tell you more about the possibilities to produce renewable electricity, heat or biomethane (renewable gas) using a HoSt biogas plant.

More info about the exhibition.