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Scandinavian Biogas partners with Monsteras Biogas to develop biogas plant in Sweden

Published 27 February 2018

Scandinavian Biogas and Monsteras Biogas have signed a cooperation agreement to jointly develop the possibility of building and operating a large-scale biogas plant in Monsteras, Sweden.

Monsteras municipality is one of the most expansive municipalities in the country regarding animal husbandry, and in the municipality there are a large number of entrepreneurs with great interest in expanding the business. However, the large amounts of fertilizer that arise are both a problem and an opportunity. Monsteras Biogas has for several years developed a biogas project aimed at handling the fertilizer issue, and the company has also received investment grants from Klimatklivet.

"We have developed a good concept, but we are primarily farmers and do not have the industrial skills needed to take the project in the best way. We have therefore chosen to continue the project with Scandinavian Biogas, which can provide the project with an experience and operational knowledge that we lack, "says Olof Boson, chairman of Monsteras Biogas.

The parties have formed a joint development company, Monsteras Biogasproduktion AB, which will be the basis for a future production company.

The biogas plant will handle the fertilizer generated in the field of beef, pigs and poultry in the area, which produces liquid biogas LBG and partly high-quality biogas in different fractions. The plant is intended to handle 99,000 tonnes of manure and will produce 120 GWh biogas, and approximately 70,000 tons of high-quality biogas. 120 GWh biogas corresponds to approximately 12 million liters of diesel.

Within the framework of the development company, the project will now enter the next phase with the aim of commencing construction of the facility in 2019.

"Monsteras is a great place for this kind of project," said Michael Wallis Olausson, vice president of Scandinavian Biogas and CEO of the newly developed development company. "There are a lot of raw materials, very strong local support, and not least engaged partners. An interesting biogas customer could well be the possible biogas ferry between Oskarshamn and Northern oland, as Oskarshamn municipality, now have a preliminary study. "

Anders Johansson, Municipal Council in Monsteras municipality, is pleased with the development. "The collaboration between Monsteras Biogas and Scandinavian Biogas significantly enhances the potential for the project to reach a goal, and it is a project that is very important for the development of the agricultural sector in the municipality."

Source: Company Press Release