A New Biogas Plant for Greece

Swiss-based Hitachi Zosen Inova AG will deliver two steel digesters to Greece.

The project in the Epirus Region marks an initial step by Greece towards the energetic exploitation of organic waste, the company underlined. As reported, the two PF1500 Kompogas digesters are the core modules of the system and will process 38,700 tons of pre-sorted organic waste under anaerobic conditions in order to produce biogas in the future. The yield of 5.4 million Nm3 (normal cubic meters) of biogas per year would be converted to deliver 11,500 megawatt hours per year (MWh/a) of electricity, which will be fed into the grid.

Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) has concluded a service and support contract with its Greek partner Terna Energy; it is to build the project, which is co-financed by the EU, as part of a public-private partnership with the Epirus Region, and wants to operate the plant for the next 25 years.

“The Epirus Region is to be the location of Greece’s first dry anaerobic digestion plant, which will in future handle 105,000 tons of municipal solid waste a year,” Hitachi Zosen Inova reported. “The organic fraction will be removed in the sorting line of the new Mechanical-Biological Treatment (MBT) plant and then processed in the anaerobic digestion system.”


Photo: Hitachi Zosen Inova

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