The UK town of Cirencester is to host a biogas CHP plant that, fuelled by a variety of biomass sources, will produce 1 MW of electricity and heat, some of which will feed the anaerobic digester which produces the biogas.
The agricultural biomass will include chicken litter, pig manure, corn, wheat and grass from local farms.
Alfagy is the main equipment supplier and the project is the company’s first in Britain.
The farmers who erected the biogas plant will have the benefit of free heat for animals, grain drying and housing which was previously a significant expense.
In addition, the biogas plant extracts the smell out of waste and burns it in the CHP plant, after which the leftover ‘digestate’ can be used as a fertilizer.
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