Over the summer Xergi received an order to supply two new biogas plants for the energy company NGF Nature Energy, who wants to contribute significantly to the Denmark’s transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. With these two orders Xergi is in the process of delivering a total of three biogas plants that will give NGF Nature Energy the ability to pump around 30 million cubic meters of biomethane into the Danish natural gas grid per year providing greener agriculture, transport and industry.
In Denmark, a number of cities have introduced gas-powered buses, refuse trucks and cars for residential care. Today these vehicles use primarily fossil natural gas, but can be supplied with increasing amounts of biomethane, as production from the three plants begins during 2015, treating more than one million tons of pig and cattle slurry, deep litter and industrial waste. “We are pleased that NGF Nature Energy has chosen to invest in our biogas technology,” said Xergi CEO Jørgen Ballermann.
Moreover, Xergi has started construction of a new biogas plant at Sofielund in southern Stockholm, Sweden. The Xergi technology will be used to produce biogas from household waste and other waste streams. The biogas is subsequently upgraded to pure biomethane via an upgrading plant installed by Scandinavian Biogas Fuels (SBF). The site, which will be put in operation in May-June 2015, will also include a CNG filling station.
SBF currently delivers 15 million cubic meters of biomethane for transport in Sweden. With the new plant – Scandinavian Biogas Sofielund – production will go up by 8 million cubic meters and result in a significant increase in the production of green gas for cars, trucks and buses in the Swedish metropolitan area. “With the additional 8 million we will be able to serve 5,000 private cars each driving 20,000 km/year. This will imply a CO2 reduction of 13 millon kgs compared to using gasoline as prime fuel source”, said SBF CEO Matti Vikkula.