Germany's Schmack Biogas, Balkanika Energy to build 500 kW biogas plant in Bulgaria
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SOFIA (Bulgaria), November 2 (SeeNews) - German provider of equipment and services for biogas plants Schmack Biogas, part of the Viessmann Group, said on Monday that it will jointly implement a 500 kW biogas plant project near Gabrovo, in northcentral Bulgaria, together with the project developer, Balkanika Energy.
Balkanika Energy is responsible for the management, coordination and construction of the plant, while Schmack Biogas has designed the plant and is supplying all the technical components for its operation, Schmack Biogaz said in a press release.
The construction works will start in November.
Liquid cow manure, fodder rest, straw, maize silage and whey from a cheese dairy will be used as substrate in the biogas plant.
When fully operational, the plant will be able to meet the annual electricity requirements of about 1,150 households.
Biogas plants for animal farm waste are an option to avoid the upcoming sanctions to be imposed from the beginning of 2016 in connection with EU legislation for methane emissions reduction and climate change responsibility, Schmack Biogas also said.
Schmack Biogas provides services in biogas plants project development, construction, servicing and operational management under the brands Schmack, BIOFerm and Carbotech.
The Viessmann Group is an international manufacturer of heating, cooling and climate control technology. Founded in 1917, the business maintains a staff of approximately 11,500.