A biogas plant will be built near the village of Shiroka Greblya (Kozyatinsky district, Vinnitsa region), which will work on beet pulp and silage.
Biogas will be extracted for further combustion and power generation by special technology from Adverio Engineering (the Netherlands), transmitting 20 minutes.
It is assumed that the complex will be able to process 31,000 tons of beet pulp per year. From 1 ton of raw materials it is planned to receive 100-140 m3 of biogas from which in turn will generate 3 MWh of electric and the similar amount of thermal energy.
Generated electricity is planned to be supplied to the general grid at a "green" tariff.
As noted by the State Environmental Inspection of Vinnytsia Oblast, the biogas plant will improve the ecological situation in sugar beet production areas.
Fresh flour in sugar factories is stored in special pits, where, by the influence of microorganisms, the by-product of sugar beet production begins to acidify and turns into acidic. When fermentation usually formed pollutants that enter the atmosphere - milk, butter (gives the pulp the most unpleasant smell) and acetic acid. The separation of biogas from the mixture of pulp and silage and its subsequent combustion will significantly reduce the emission of these pollutants into the atmosphere.
Also, the redundant mass after treatment at the biogas plant can be used as organic fertilizer, since it is devoid of nitrites, weed seeds, pathogenic microflora and unpleasant specific odors.