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Eggersmann Anlagenbau and HZI partner in Polish project

Eggersmann Anlagenbau and HZI partner in Polish project
The Wielkopolskie Centrum Recyklingu (WCR) in Jarocin (photo courtesy WCR).

Starting in 2024, a new Kompogas plant will be built by Switzerland-headed cleantech Hitachi Zosen Inova AG (HZI) on behalf of Eggersmann Anlagenbau GmbH, part of Germany-headed Eggersmann Gruppe GmbH & Co. KG for the Wielkopolskie Centrum Recyklingu (WCR facility in Jarocin. Once completed the facility will treat around 15 000 tonnes of household organic and green waste a year to produce renewable energy and biofertilizer.

Poland has only a modest number of waste treatment plants. One of them, operating in Jarocin, already has a Kompogas license from a third-party provider.

The plant treats the organic fraction separated out from mixed municipal waste by technical means to produce biogas.

Given the new need, the local operator, Wielkopolskie Centrum Recyklingu has decided to also have a dry fermentation plant built on the same site.

We’re delighted to have been entrusted with this project by the municipality of Jarocin. We’ll be delivering it as a general contractor in a consortium with Instal Warszawa S.A, said Rolf Liebeneiner, Head of Sales at Eggersmann Anlagenbau.

Proven technology and partnership

The Kompogas plant in Jarocin will be one of more than 100 installations worldwide using so-called dry fermentation technology to generate energy from renewable organic resources.

The plug-flow digester will be equipped with resilient agitators for the reliable treatment of a wide range of substrates with different compositions comprising organic and green waste, as well as the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (MSW).

The plant is designed to process 15 000 tonnes of organic waste a year to produce biogas with a yield of over 95 percent.

After a cleaning stage, this biogas will be fed into a combined heat and power (CHP) unit to generate electricity for the power grid and useful heat.

Kompogas dry fermentation technology is a particularly good match given the municipality of Jarocin’s goal of increasing the share of renewable energy. By recycling organic waste into materials and energy, the process closes the environmental cycle cost-efficiently, said Stefano Boscolo, Director of Sales Renewable Gas at HZI.

Phase one of the project, with engineering, and procurement, has commenced. On-site construction will take place at the end of 2022, and the new bio-recycling plant will go into full operation in early 2024.

Eggersmann and Hitachi Zosen Inova have already developed a number of projects together and make a winning team. The extended plant will significantly boost our client’s performance in terms of resource management and energy generation, ended Rolf Liebeneiner.

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