The construction of a 6-megawatt biogas complex on sugar production waste has been completed near the village of Kapitanivka (Kirovohrad region).
The facility was completed by the I&U Group agricultural holding, landlord reports.
The processing of sugar production waste into energy will take place in hydraulic reactors using the technology of anaerobic fermenters with hydraulic mixing. Innovative technologies and advanced equipment of Austrian companies were used in the construction of the facility.
The main advantages of the technology are simplicity and reliability of construction, low cost of operation and maintenance, as well as high processing efficiency, which in comparison with other methods allows to obtain more biogas from a ton of substrate, says on his Facebook page I&U Group founder Sergei Tarasov.
"The complex will process sugar production waste into raw materials for heat and electricity and will produce 48,000 MWh of green electricity annually after commissioning," he said. "The launch of the plant will reduce CO2 emissions by a total of 24,000 tons per year, and biogas residues will be used as biofertilizers, which will partially replace our expensive mineral fertilizers - we expect to receive 10-12 thousand tons of biofertilizers annually."
Construction of the complex has been going on since December 2018, and the total cost of the project was 23 million euros. An EBRD loan of € 13 million and a soft loan from the Clean Technology Fund of € 2 million were raised for implementation.
The land bank of I&U Group currently has 50 thousand hectares, the company is engaged in cultivation of grain, oilseeds and sugar beets in Kirovograd and Nikolaev areas.