Swiss army heated by biogas initiative

WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH have begun construction of a biogas plant with an electrical output of 370 kW in Bure, Switzerland.

The plant’s heat surplus will be used to heat the local Swiss army training barracks.
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TheࢀžBio.Etique. Energie SA” plant will mainly process farm manure from the surrounding agricultural establishments and agro-industrial waste from the region, including liquid manure, dung, green waste, and grain waste.

From November 2012, the WELTEC plant will feed in a net electricity production of 3 GWh/year into the power grid, an amount is sufficient to continually supply 900 homes with power.

The plant’s excess heat of 2.6 GWh/year will be used to heat the barracks in Bure, which hosts up to 1,400 trainees.

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