ALPHEN-CHAAM, NETHERLANDS: BIOGAS PROJECT REALIZED THROUGH CROWDFUNDING
For the realization of project ‘Van Eijck Groengas’ of the Van Eijck brothers in Alphen-Chaam, 1.1 million euros have been raised through crowdfunding, also known as funding by the people. Project ‘Van Eijck Groengas’ was the very first biogas project ever on the crowdfunding platform Oneplanetcrowd. Already within a week, more than the target number of €900,000 was crowdfunded.
The biogas facility anaerobic digests 43,650 tonnes of manure and a maximum of 5% agricultural co-products per year, and produces annually 2.4 million Nm3 biomethane, which is fed into the regional gas grid.
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.
In addition to the turn-key supply and construction of the plant, HoSt also provides 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+).
|Start construction||August 2018|
|Input||43,650 tonnes of manure + max. 5% agricultural co-products a year|
|Digester||2 x digesters of 24 m x 8 m|
|After-digester||1 x after-digester of 28 m x 8 m|
|Solid feeding input||1 x 80 m3 solid feeder|
|Pre-storage / receipt||3 x storage tanks of each 140 m3
1 x storage tank of 1,000 m3
|After-storage||1 x 5,160 m3|
|Capacity||450 Nm3 / hour biogas
2.4 million Nm3 / year biomethane
|Methane concentration biogas||55-60%|
|Methane concentration product gas||89%|
Do you want to receive more information about our biogas plants, want to learn more about our anaerobic digestion technology or do you want to know what HoSt can do for you? Don’t hesitate to contact us through [email protected] or call us on +31 (0)53 – 460 90 80 and ask for Sjaak Klein Gunnewiek.