Swisspower secures 60 GWh biogas import p/y from Denmark
Biogas plant. Image by Swisspower Green Gas AG
September 28 (Renewables Now) - Swisspower Green Gas AG has signed a deal to procure 60 GWh of biogas per year produced by Danish company Foersom Bioenergi ApS on Denmark's west coast.
The contract has a term of five years with delivery starting in 2023, the Swiss company said in a press statement.
The renewable gas will be imported by Zurich-based BioGem Express AG. Five Swisspower Green Gas shareholders have agreed to off-take the gas. These include Energie Wasser Bern, Energie Zuerichsee-Linth AG, Eniwa AG, IWB Industrielle Werke Basel and IBB Energie AG.
The annual import of 60 GWh is enough to meet the average annual demand of around 3,000 households. The contracted volume will raise the share of biogas in the Swiss network and contribute to the long-term viability of the local gas supply.
Swisspower Green Gas is a renewable gas procurement company founded by eight Swiss municipal utilities. The business buys and sells biogas and provides support to municipal utilities investing in biogas plants in the home market and abroad.
Commenting on the supply deal, managing director Thomas Peyer said that Switzerland depends on the availability of more renewable gas as quickly as possible because this is the only way to ensure the energy supply in the future without having to resort to fossil fuels. Peyer highlighted also the urgent need for a suitable regulatory framework for biogas imports.
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