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MARTIN receives first dry digestion plant order

Germany-based energy and environmental technology provider MARTIN GmbH für Umwelt- und Energietechnik (MARTIN) has revealed that it has received an order from Abfallverbrennungs- und Biokompost GmbH (AVBKG) for the construction of an anaerobic digestion unit and integration of the unit into the existing composting plant for organic waste at Tornesch near Hamburg. It represents the company's first dry digestion plant order.

In March 2015, MARTIN signed a cooperation agreement with Austria-headed Thöni Industriebetriebe GmbH for the purpose of utilizing the Thöni technology for the dry digestion process. The contract with AVBK, signed February 16, is the first order for such a dry fermentation plant.

The dry digestion plant is to start operating at the beginning of 2018 and is designed for a throughput of 20 000 tonnes-per-annum of organic waste. The plant will produce high-quality compost and biogas, which is used to generate electricity and heat in two gas-fired cogeneration units.

According to MARTIN, the short period for implementation is a particularly challenging aspect of the project but can be met by implementing the steel-type plug flow digester so that the customer’s requirements are successfully fulfilled.

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