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Weltec Biopower strengthens US position with association membership

Taking advantage of favourable framework conditions for the production of biomethane (aka renewable natural gas - RNG) in the United States (US), Germany-headed biogas technology provider and plant operator Weltec Biopower GmbH has revealed that it has recently joined the American Biogas Council (ABC)."We look forward to our commitment in the USA and are convinced that we can contribute to the growth of the biogas industry," said Dr Kevin Monson, International Sales Manager, Weltec Biopower.

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Jeppo Biogas, a biogas plant in Finland built by Weltec Biopower uses the RNG directly on-site at its own truck filling station. Taking advantage of favourable framework conditions for the production of biomethane (aka renewable natural gas – RNG) in the United States (US), Weltec has recently joined the American Biogas Council (photo courtesy Weltec).

Representing biogas and biomethane plant operators, research institutions, municipal suppliers, and manufacturers along the biogas supply chain, the Washington-based American Biogas Council (ABC) has been campaigning for the interests of the American biogas industry since 2010.

We look forward to our commitment in the USA and are convinced that we can contribute to the growth of the biogas industry. Our tried and tested technology delivered under one turnkey contract and handed over at full output will be particularly attractive to developers looking for proven quality high-uptime plants with short lead-in times, said Dr Kevin Monson, International Sales Manager at Weltec Biopower who will represent the company in the US.

The conditions for this are already favorable; even before President Joe Biden’s climate plan, which aims to promote sustainable energy generation with a total of around US$2 trillion. With the help of the budget, the country is striving to be able to supply itself completely with carbon-free electricity by the year 2035.

Made in Germany has always been a synonym for high-quality engineering and together with our American partners and our experience from over 300 anaerobic digestion plants, we are confident that we can make our contribution to making the US climate-neutral by 2050, said Dr Kevin Monson.

Design, build and support

One of the strengths of the Weltec Group, which was founded 20 years ago, is the design, build and support of unique and technically sophisticated systems. Each project is designed and planned individually by company engineers using tried and tested technology. Customers from the fields of waste recycling, wastewater treatment, and agriculture from 25 countries on five continents appreciate this.

We are incredibly excited to have Weltec join the American Biogas Council. Their leadership and reputation in the industry precede them as a result of their scores of installations worldwide. We’re excited to have them help us grow the biogas and RNG industry in the US, remarked Patrick Serfass, Executive Director of ABC.

According to Weltec, it is advantageous to mainly use its own biogas technologies. Among other things, the signature stainless-steel digesters, which have the benefit that they can be transported in a space-saving manner and are ready for operation within a very short time.

In addition, the Group has expertise as a user of climate-neutral gas through its own portfolio of plants in Europe, the company generates 3,53 billion cubic feet of biogas annually, which is upgraded to RNG for gas grid injection.

In addition, the use of RNG is an everyday occurrence at many other Weltec plant locations. For example, a biogas plant in Finland uses biomethane to refuel trucks, and another plant in France refuels CNG/RNG tractors.

Based on this two-decades of AD experience, we see ourselves as an attractive partner for American developers, financers, agricultural businesses, supermarket and restaurant chains, food manufacturers, and municipalities. There are numerous opportunities to benefit from the RNG subsidies, offset fossil fuel use, and to promote climate protection with the conversion of organic wastes to clean-green locally sourced RNG, ended Dr Kevin Monson.

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