November 1, 2017

Finnish BioGTS builds big in China

The biogas plant will be based on the modern dry anaerobic digestion process.
The biogas plant will be based on the modern dry anaerobic digestion process.

BioGTS, Finnish manufacturer of biogas and biodiesel plants, has concluded an agreement to deliver a biogas plant to China.

The annual processing capacity of the plant in the making is approximately 31 000 tonnes of agricultural biomass. The produced biogas will later be utilised as a substitute for natural gas in traffic use, and it will also be fed into the natural gas grid. The process residue will be used as fertiliser that meets organic food production requirements.

The construction of the biogas plant’s components is already underway by BioGTS’s subcontractors. More than 90 per cent of the plant’s components are manufactured by Finnish engineering workshops.

The components will be delivered to China by the beginning of next year. The on-site installation begins soon after, and the plant is scheduled to start operating in April or May. The location of the plant is in an agricultural region in central China.

In a release, CEO Mika Rautiainen deems the project an important first step for similar export projects in the future.

“This is our company’s first biogas plant delivery to China and we are currently negotiating for several similar projects,” he says. “The fact that we have not had a local reference has been one of the most important obstacles for trade in China. Along with this project, we will have a reference in China that we can show to our customers there without having to go abroad.”

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