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HZI acquires Swedish biogas plant paving the way for a new Kompogas installation

In Sweden, Switzerland-headed Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI) has announced that it has acquired Jönköping’s biogas operations, Jönköping Energi Biogas AB, on February 1, 2019. The company will be renamed to HZI Biogas Operations AB but will continue to process local kitchen and food waste in its existing wet fermentation facility. HZI will also commence the investment and construction of a new, larger and more advanced, plant in the south of the city based on its dry fermentation technology.

The acquisition follows an agreement between Jönköping Municipality and Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI) in spring 2018. HZI has acquired Jönköping’s biogas operations, Jönköping Energi Biogas AB, on February 1 and the company will be renamed to HZI Biogas Operations AB.

HZI Biogas Operations will continues to process local kitchen and food waste in its existing wet fermentation facility. In addition, the biogas produced will be further upgraded and used for vehicles, as it has been for the past few years while the company was under the municipality’s ownership.

Opens for construction of new dry fermentation plant

In parallel to continuing the existing operations, the acquisition presents the opportunity and springboard for HZI to commence the investment and construction of a new, larger and more advanced, plant in the south of the city. The new facility will be based on HZI’s “Kompogas” dry fermentation technology and it will also utilise the HZI BioMethan in-house membrane biogas upgrading technology as well.

With this development HZI is expanding the sustainable treatment of local organic waste and the production of renewable fuel, securing the long term supply of biomethane to the region and supporting local community for many years to come. Last year the company completed its first Kompogas facility in Sweden, for E.ON Biofor Sverige.

A Kompogas dry fermentation unit.

A Kompogas dry fermentation unit.

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