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Kaamos Ehitus joins Estonian manure-to-biomethane project

In Estonia, Kaamos Ehitus, the civil engineering, and construction subsidiary of Estonia-headed Kaamos Group has recently announced that it has concluded a contract with ICP Solutions OÜ, becoming a participant of an international renewable energy project. A biogas plant with upgrading to biomethane will be built in Viljandimaa in cooperation with ICP Solutions OÜ, Põlva Biogaas OÜ, and Germany-headed biogas technology suppliers Farmatic Anlagebau GmbH.

A biogas plant in Germany. A similar plant will be constructed also in Viljandimaa, Estonia (photo courtesy Kaamos Ehitus).

According to the project concept, the ordering company Biometaan OÜ will build a biomethane plant on the Siimani farm which belongs to Kõo Agro OÜ. This will enable the biogas produced from the raw materials supplied from the farm – consisting of manure slurry, dry manure and silage from approximately 1 800 cows, bulls and young stock – to be upgraded into biomethane.

According to the plan, approximately 1.28 million Nm³ of biomethane containing 95 percent of methane will be produced annually.

The cost of the entire biogas and biomethane project is EUR 5.14 million with the deadline for its completion in the latter half of 2018. The ordering company is Biometaan OÜ, a special purpose company for the project with OÜ Järve Kaubanduskeskus (Silikaat Gruop), OÜ Balti Biometaan (project manager) and OÜ Mangeni PM (the owner of the manure substrate feedstock).

The project will also be funded by LHV Bank and 45 percent of the planned investments will be covered by the Environmental Investment Centre

Construction of civil structures including access roads and grounds, equipment foundations, concrete tanks, operating buildings, and lines, will be carried out by Kaamos Ehitus. The design and supply of the equipment for the biogas plant will be carried out by Farmatic Anlagenbau, which has already built two biogas plants in Estonia.

The biogas purification and upgrading equipment for biomethane will be supplied by the Dutch company DMT Environmental Technology B.V.

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