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Twenty 20 for Börger’s pumps and separators with Future Biogas

In the UK, a new order from biogas and biomethane plant developer and operator Future Biogas Ltd is set to bring the total number of pumps and separators at its facilities from Germany-headed Börger GmbH to over twenty. The latest Börger Separator, the sixth for Future Biogas, is heading for Doncaster.

In the UK, a new order from biogas and biomethane plant developer and operator Future Biogas Ltd is set to bring the total number of pumps and separators at its facilities from Germany-headed Börger GmbH to over twenty. The latest Börger Separator, the sixth for Future Biogas, is heading for Doncaster (photo courtesy Börger).

At the forefront of the UK anaerobic digestion (AD) industry, Future Biogas invested in its first Börger pump back in 2015 for its site near Swaffham – seeking an alternative solution to its existing pumps that were proving time-consuming and costly to maintain.

Since then, the full-service company, which additionally provides construction, compliance, and asset management, has also begun introducing Börger’s Bioselect RC Separators.

Superior design

The latest Börger Separator, the sixth for Future Biogas, is heading for Doncaster. Designed with its drainage and press channels positioned one after the other in order to preserve the filter, the Separator’s rotating clearing auger does not come into contact with the screen.

Abrasive parts cannot cause any damage to the surface area here, thus greatly increasing the service life of all components.

The Börger Separators are excellent. We very much like the plug-sealing system, which takes away the risk of any liquid escaping. Since we bought our first unit in 2016, the reliability and superior performance have given us every confidence to order more, commented Neil Bushell, Head of Engineering at Future Biogas.

Converting a wide range of feedstocks into clean, renewable energy at 13 highly efficient AD plants, Future Biogas has gradually replaced pumps that caused issues with a large range from Börger, including the small AL-series (1.5 kW), right up to the 15 kW FL-series.

Unlike the pumps we’ve been phasing out, we don’t have to spend anywhere near as much time or money on the Börger pumps. Just like the separators, they are reliable and very easy to work on with just basic tools. The mechanical seals never seem to fail. Spares are always readily available – and unlike before – at a sensible cost. And as a company, Börger is always there for us when we need help and advice, said Neil Bushell.

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