NEW BIOGAS PLANT NEAR SKIVE SETS NEW STANDARDS

The new plant is the first among the major Danish biogas plants to establish both a conventional and an organic line.

The new biogas plant in Skive, GreenLab Skive Biogas ApS, has set new standards in biogas production. The plant supplied the first upgraded biogas to the natural gas grid on 11 December 2019 and, now that it is fully completed, stands as an excellent example of how far the biogas industry has come.

GreenLab Skive Biogas is approved to treat up to 500,000 tonnes of biomass per year, consisting of manure and various residues from industry and agriculture. At the plant, there has been a strong focus on ensuring that these residues originate as much as possible from the local area, and the plant's receiving and treatment equipment has been optimised based on this basic idea. This means, among other things, that deep litter and seed grass from local farmers are processed more than glycerine and yeast slurry from industrial plants located far from the local area - in some cases even from foreign factories. 

The plant is the first major biogas plant where both a conventional and an organic line have been established. The two lines are kept separate throughout the process from slurry to biogas. The only thing in common is the gas system.

Upgraded biogas is fed into the natural gas grid

The biogas produced is upgraded and fed into the natural gas grid, and can thus be used by all consumers connected to the natural gas grid. GreenLab Skive Biogas thus contributes to reducing the consumption of fossil fuels.

The digested manure is returned to the 69 neighbouring farms which supply manure to the plant. The degassed slurry does not emit methane, smells less and works more effectively as fertiliser than slurry that has not been through the biogas plant. This is because it now also contains nutrients from the residues that are also treated at the biogas plant.

It complies with Global Goal 12 on responsible consumption and production. As the client's consultant, EnviDan has been responsible for the design of the plant, the construction of the technical systems, such as the process and piping systems, as well as taking care of some of the regulatory work.

During the construction phase, EnviDan was responsible for supervision and contact with individual contractors.

Local anchoring

Energy company E.ON owns 50% of GreenLab Skive Biogas, while the remaining 50% is owned by a group of local farmers and companies. This ownership model ensures a strong local anchorage around the establishment and operation of the plant.

The biogas plant is located in the GreenLab Skive business park, where full-scale development and testing take place for future energy forms, green transition and innovative energy solutions.

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