Denmark-headed pump- and mixer technology suppliers Landia A/S has announced that it has secured a major new order for its biogas digester mixing system in China. Landia’s GasMix system will be installed on six digesters in Luannan.
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Located approximately 250 km east of Beijing, Luannan County is already generating a total annual value of more than CNY 3 billion (≈ US$446 million) from about 13 000 hectares (ha) of land – and with growing demand from the Chinese for dairy products, Landia’s GasMix system will be installed on six digesters (7,500 m³), utilising sand-laden chicken manure and cow manure as primary feedstock.
From milk production that was almost zero back in the 1970s, to today, close to 40 million tonnes annually, China is now the world’s fourth-largest milk producer – also seeing greatly increased consumption of meat, eggs, and cheese.
Externally-mounted so that no moving parts are inside the biogas digesters, a total of 24 GasMix units are to be installed – each benefitting from the evergreen Chopper Pump invented by Landia in 1950.
In the continuing development of agriculture in Luannan County to help China become less dependent on food imports, it is notable that the Chinese are also looking at every possibility of investing in renewable energy. They understand the long-term benefits of equipment that is highly efficient as well as being extremely durable, remarked Thorkild Maagaard, Export Director at Landia.
This latest contract in China for Landia follows several important orders for its wastewater pumps and mixers, including 22 pumps and mixers for the Matougang sludge handling facility in Zhengzhou as well as the Tianjin South Sludge Treatment Plant, for which a total of 18 Landia Chopper Pumps were supplied.