The Microferm ‘Green Gas’ plant from HoSt at dairy farm Loonen in Merselo, Limburg successfully injected the first biomethane this week.

In February, the contract was signed for this first ‘cooperative Jumpstart’ project of HoSt. Jumpstart, an initiative of dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina, facilitates dairy farmers who want to realize mono-manure digesters plants on their own farm. “This project shows HoSt’s longstanding experience with and knowledge of engineering and building manure digesters”, says account manager Sjaak Klein Gunnewiek. The project had a very smooth start-up: 1.5 week after filling the digester with digestate, the plant was already able to inject the first biomethane into the natural gas grid.

The Merselo Microferm plant digests 100 percent manure and the biogas upgrading system has a capacity of 40 Nm3 per hour biomethane.