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HoSt's Marrum biogas plant supplies first biomethane-to-grid

Netherlands-headed biomass and biogas technology providers HoSt have announced that the company's own biogas plant in Frisian Marrum has successfully supplied the first biomethane into the natural gas grid. The biogas plant digests annually more than 35 000 tonnes of manure and will produce 2.2 million Nm3 of biomethane per annum, equivalent to the average yearly gas consumption of approximately 1 450 households.

According to HoSt, the biomethane mono-digester in Frisian Marrum has successfully supplied the first biomethane into the natural gas grid. The biomass being used as feedstock for digestion in the biogas plant is stored in enclosed spaces. The air that is eventually released has first been treated with an advanced odour treatment technique to guarantee minimal odour.

The project receives SDE+ (Stimulation of Sustainable Energy Production) subsidy: a fixed feed-in tariff per Nm3 of produced biomethane is provided for the next 12 years.

HoSt is the owner and commercially operator of the biogas facility in Marrum and is the owner of numerous biomass energy plants. The company strives to generate 30 percent of its turnover in 2021 from the exploitation of own installations.

HoSt’s own biogas plant in Frisian Marrum, the Netherlands has successfully supplied the first biomethane into the natural gas grid. The biogas plant digests annually more than 35 000 tonnes of manure and produces annually 2.2 million Nm3 of biomethane, equivalent to the average yearly gas consumption of approximately 1 450 households (photo courtesy HoSt).

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