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Biogas – a “future proof” bioenergy

Germany-headed biogas plant manufacturer Weltec Biopower GmbH says it has had a very satisfactory participation in the recent EnergyDecentral / EuroTier 2018 trade show in Hanover, Germany. "This year, we recorded an exceptionally high number of qualified contacts especially from overseas, who were greatly interested in investing in new plants", said Jens Albartus, Director of Weltec Biopower. He is convinced that this clearly underlines how "future-proof" bioenergy is.

Experts in Weltec Biopower’s slurry and digestate processing system Kumac, Jens Flerlage (left) and Thomas Sextro had a busy four days at the Weltec booth in Hanover during Energy Decentral / EuroTier 2018 explaining how it works and where it can been seen in operation. A new installation in Reichenbach, Saxony, will be commissioned in 2019.

The biogas specialist made good use of the specialised event to present its concepts for new plants and services for existing plants around the globe, including its Kumac processing system for slurry and digestate. The latter is both timely and of particular interest to the agricultural community, both livestock and arable farmers, given the recent fertiliser proposal agreement reached between the European Council and European Parliament.

The team from Lower Saxony welcomed professional visitors from more than 40 countries at its booth with the Kumac processing system a key attraction at the trade show.

The high proportion of foreign visitors also reflects the fact that our biogas and biomethane plants are already in operation in 25 countries. By using stainless steel as a building material, we ensure a high plant quality, regardless of the location. The keen interest the audience manifested in this tried and tested technology shows that farmers are closely examining the nutrient situation and expect a mature, reliable technology such as Kumac, said Jens Albartus.

Barbara Otte-Kinast, Lower Saxony’s Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection was among those who visited the booth for information on this subject. An expert farmer, she expressed her appreciation of the Kumac projects in Germany and confirmed that she would come and visit the Kumac plant in Reichenbach, Saxony, in 2019.

Herbert Winkel,, the District Administrator of Vechta, the city where the company is headquartered also visited the trade show for decentralised energy supply and shared this view. He too was impressed by the innovative biogas production and liquid manure processing solutions that are being developed in his district.

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