In Norway, Biokraft AS has inaugurated the world´s largest plant for the production of liquefied biogas (LBG).
Officiated by Norwegian PM Erna Solberg with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 2, operational start-up of the plant at Skogn in Mid-Norway
commenced in June 2018.
The plant has been built under a turn-key contract with Swedish entrepreneur Purac AB, and it is 100 percent owned by Biokraft AS.
Since June our start-up has proceeded successfully according to plan. We are of course very pleased with this, and I would like to thank our teams at Biokraft, Scandinavian Biogas and Purac for their consistent and good effort throughout this summer safeguarding a successful start-up for us at Biokraft, said Håvard Wollan, CEO of Biokraft AS.
The biogas plant at Skogn will initially produce 12,5 million Nm3 of renewable natural gas, biomethane, with an energy content of approximately 125 GWh per annum. Biokraft intends to double this production capacity as the next step at Skogn, bringing the total run-rate output to 250 GWh annually.
We are very pleased to see this fruition of the investment and position we took in Biokraft AS many years ago. We succeeded with the collaboration in Biokraft Marin several years ago, and now we are succeeding with the world´s largest LBG plant at Skogn, said Ståle Gjersvold, CEO of TrønderEnergi.
The primary feedstock for the biogas plant is waste and byproduct from the Norwegian fish farming industry and process water from the pulp and paper industry.
This article is courtesy of Bioenergy International.