entec biogas: Current news

US-A-Biz-Award in the categorie "Trendsetter"

With their outstanding projects in the United States, entec Biogas GmbH coul convince the jury to recognize their work with the Oscar in the categorie "Trendsetter".

Performances of Austrian companies on the competitive US-market are “Oscar-worthy” – “US-A-Biz Awards” will be presented on March 2, 2014.

Parallel to the Academy Award ceremony, the Austrian Trade Commission Los Angeles, part of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, honours for the fourth time significant successes on the US market. “The economic Oscar is awarded in the categories of “spectacular”, “trendsetter”, “innovation”, “investment” and “market penetration” and brings such performances on the red carpet and into the medial spotlight. The prize awards the outstanding and innovative in handling the largest and most competitive market in the world where Austrian companies sustain their position in their niches against strongest international competition.” so Rudolf Thaler, Austrian Trade Commissioner in Los Angeles.

While the movie world waits for the nominations of the Academy Awards on Jan. 16, the nominations of the Austrian companies qualifying for the “US-A-Biz Award” have already been determined.

…in the category „Trendsetter“

entec biogas gmbh: The pioneer for industrial biogas plants constructed the first food waste plant of this kind in Oregon. Test run for a multi group concern started in Florida. The first two large plants were brought online in the US in 2013. Further projects are planned with the NASDAQ listed and largest company in waste management, Layne Christensen. The US market is seen as most important market for difficult wastes in the future.

 

entec project Emerald wins the "Best Newcomer" Award

The team behind the north east's only anaerobic digestion plant are celebrating after picking up a prestigious North East Business Award .

Emerald Biogas was awarded the Best Newcomer prize. and the night was topped off by sister company John Warren ABP. which prollides the collection services for Emerald Biogas, walking away with two prizes- one for its Services and the other for Low carbon. Corporate Responsibility& Environment.

It is a major coup for the company. whose facility in Newton Ayclifle only became operational in 2013 and is noproviding food recycling services for major retailers like Sainsbury's, Marks and Spencer and a host of food manufacturers . hotels . restaurants and take-away outlets across lhe region.

Amongst the things that impressed the judges were its achievements over the last year which include

Reducing the ' food miles' of its cus tomers by an average of 96%- a total of 60,344 miles per annum. by providing local facility that stops them having to travel to Glasgow or Doncaster to recycle waste

Diverting 50.000 tonnes of waste from land fill every year and turning this into enough electricity to supply 2,000 homes.

Development of a bio·fertiliser which is now being supplied to local farmers around Newton Aycliffe. and Ambitious expansion plans for the future which could see the company quadruple in size.

The Durham and Wearside awards were held at Ramside Hall, and the success now means that Emerald Biogaand John Warren ABP will both go through to the regional final at Hardwick Hall on 1 May, where they are hoping fofurther success.

Emerald Brogas is the North East's first commercral food waste anaerobrc digeston facility. The £8m facility. which is based in Newton Aycliffe. has been designed to recycle food waste -leftover and unsold products - generated by commercial organisations. including food manufacturing companies. retailers, schools and leisure outletsamongst others.

Once the waste is collected. Emerald Biogas then recycles it using stale-of-the-art anaerobic digestion technologto create valuable new commodities such as renewable energy and biofertiliser for agricultural land.

lan Bambridge, Director of Emerald Brogas, said· "This is a really great achievement and one we're very proud of. It has taken a lot or hard work and commitment from a lot of people to get Emerald Biogas up and running and it is fantastic to get this recognition. We have ambitious plans for growth in the future and we're working with locabusinesses here in Newton Aycliffe to supply them with heat and power directly.'

entec project Harvest Power wins the AMERICAN BIOGAS COUNCIL AWARD

Oficial article issued by Harvest Power on the April 10th 2014

HARVEST POWER WINS AMERICAN BIOGAS COUNCIL AWARD

Anaerobic Digester in Central Florida Named "Project of the Year"

 

ORLANDO, Fla . - Harvest Power, a leader in organics management solutions, has been recognized by the

American Biogas Council with their inaugural Biogas Project of the Year Award for its newly-opened

Energy Garden in Central Florida. The first-of-a-kind project converts organic waste into renewable

biogas and natural fertilizers, diverting hundreds ofthousands oftons of waste from Central Florida

landfills. The facility is the only one in the region that serves the large tourism and hospitality industry

with organics recycling.

The Project of the Year Awards, announced earlier this week at the BioCycle REFOR14 West Conference,

recognize projects that make significant contributions to the biogas industry. The Council's Awards

Committee selected the Harvest Energy Garden because it excelled in all criteria, particularly innovation,

technology, collaboration and complexity.

"We're honored that the American Biogas Council selected Harvest for this distinction, particularly when

considering the exponential growth of this industry in recent years. It's an exciting time to be innovating

in this space," said Harvest Power CEO Kathleen Ligocki.

Located within the Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID), the Energy Garden uses anaerobic

digestion- a biological process that relies on naturally occurring bacteria- to produce renewable

biogas. When operating at full capacity, the facility will process 130,000 tons of organic materials

annually and produce 5.4 megawatts of combined heat and power.

"This facility signals a paradigm shift for the region's hospitality industry as hotels and restaurants are

now able to differentiate themselves to customers through environmentally sound waste recycling

practices," said Chris Peters, regional vice president of Harvest Power in Florida. "We' re excited to see

organics recycling and clean energy take off in this region ."

Harvest Power is working with several partners in Central Florida, including the JW Marriott, Waldorf

Astoria, Walt Disney World Resort, Republic Services, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Fresh Point Central

Florida as well as the area's leading family attractions.

 

About Harvest Power

Harvest creates a more sustainable future by helping communities better manage and beneficially reuse

their organic waste through the production of renewable energy, soils, mulches and natural

fertilizers. Harvest's vision is to find the highest and best use for the 500 million tons of organic material

produced in North America each year. The company operates organics management facilities in the East

and West Coasts ofthe U.S., and in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada. Harvest has grown rapidly

since its founding in 2008 and has garnered awards for its business of recycling, energy generation and

soil revitalization. The company has been named to the Global Cleantech 100 four years in a row,

received Bloomberg's 2013 New Energy Pioneer Award and was named in Fast Company's 50 Most

Innovative Companies in the World in 2014.

entec wins together with their partner C.M.T. the Constantinus Award 2013 for Austria

With the Concept "Energy meets Capital" entec together with their partner C.M.T. could convince the judges and won the Constantinus Award 2013 Austria in the category "Management Consulting"

 

Company Foundation of „Zweite Green GmbH & Co KG“

To be able to attract a broader range of investors for the funding of entec biogas projects, B&W Finanzhaus AG in Metzingen/Germany founded Zweite Green GmbH & Co KG as holding company in February 2013.

B&W aims at attracting as many sales channels as possible to be able to support entec biogas projects with equity during the next years. This will also be done as far as possible in cooperation with the PFF Entec Biogas Fund.

Order from long-term partner Layne Inc. for a co-digestion plant with food waste and sewage sludge in Florida/USA 3 MW electric

entec biogas' partner, Layne Inc. started in August 2012 as EPC contractor with the construction of a co-digestion plant for food waste and sewage sludge; planned start-up is August 2013.

entec biogas receives order for pre-design for an AD-plant for food waste in France (near Loire)

Pascal Delahaye, founder and owner of Le Jardin de Rabelais is specialized in the production of high quality Cherry tomatoes since many years.  The tomatoes are sold world-wide. The company's aim is to establish an energy stand-alone operation.

A lot of money has to be spent right now for power supply and heating of the green houses. The planned 2,8 MW biogas plant will cover the energy and heat demand completely.

A cooperation with a large waste collecting company is already agreed on to ensure the availability of the necessary quantity of substrates. After permits are received, construction works for the first step for 1,4 MW shall start at the end of 2013.

First Fund-Project for entec biogas with PFF Entec Biogas Fund 1,5 MW electric

The consulting company EC-Oregon, headed by Dean Foor, already started in 2007 with the analysis of possible projects in the Renewable Energy sector.

The business model of the Eugene project was developed during the last 3 years together with other external partners. Potential subsidies and external financing were secured, substrate, power and supply contracts were negotiated and all necessary permits were obtained.

For the PFF Entec Biogas Fund – which was especially established for the realization of entec biogas projects – this project is the first investment in an entec biogas project.

The fund holds 61 % shares of the project company JC-Biomethane, LLC.

The produced thermal energy will not be used at the beginning of operation of the plant, but will be delivered (2014) for climatisation purposes to a nearby hospital which is under construction right now.

entec biogas’s successful bio separator concept will be installed in biogas plant in Etampes/France

Saria Group France decided to install the high efficient bio separator concept of entec biogas in their biogas plant in Etampes/France.

The plant will have a capacity of 15 to/h being capable of efficiently removing impurities from food waste, industrial and agricultural bio waste to create an ideal substrate for further treatment in the biogas plant.

The very robust construction of the plant also allows the fast and effective removal of small and large metal cans. The separated impurities are very dry and have very low organic material adherences.

The plant was delivered in March and was put into operation within 2 days.

Second Own Fund Project Order for Engineering of 1,6 MW-Biogas Plant in Dovid/Croatia

The biogas plant in Croatia will produce 2,8 MW in its first stage of completion. Depending on the available quantities of substrates, an extension of the plant up to 12 MW is possible.

This project will use cow manure and chicken dung, as well as residues from breweries and Sorghum Grass as substrate. The produced heat will be used for besides the own consumption, drying the digestate, for production of biological fertilizer and with building phase 2 also for air conditioning of greenhouses. Start of construction is planned for mid 2013.

CAPITAL meets ENERGY - Establishing the REI biogas funding and management gmbh

After a one year’s preparation and in cooperation with the Swiss company Tell Capital and the German company Carrington Consulting, entec biogas established the company REI Biogas GmbH located in St. Gallen/Switzerland in April 2011.

REI with its team of experts offers worldwide professional and certified consulting for the selection of large biogas projects inclusive feasibility studies and identification of possible up-side potentials. An extensive and detailed due diligence process arises from these services which ends in the monitoring and support of REI  during funding of projects.

With PFF Entec Biogas Fund and Zweite Green KG, REI has available two professional instruments for equity investment in the project company. Short-term convertible loans are also possible via the fund management company of the PFF Fund.

Subsequently, REI takes over the professional management, controlling and reporting in the related project company and represents the respective fund locally. This assures a direct representation of the investors in the project company.

 

Design and building contract for entec biogas in Newcastle / UK (food waste) 1.4MW

For our customer Emerald Biogas, entec biogas is designing and building another food waste plant in Newcastle / England.
In this plant, 41,000 tonnes of food waste per year will be utilized to energy by anaerobic fermentation.
The utilization of biogas follows to an external biocatalytic desulfurization, as well as a physical particle cleaning container cogeneration plant with an electrical capacity of 1.4 MW.

entec biogas recives design and building contract for Eugene / Oregon 1,6MW electric

The 1,6MW plant will be the first plant in the U.S. operated with mainly food waste as a substrate. Futher input materials are fats and oils from biodiesel production, as well as manure.

entec biogas plant for digestion of restaurant and food waste successfully on line

We have successfully realized a 2 MW-biogas plant for the digestion of restaurant and food waste in Malchin/Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany for Saria Refood GmbH. The plant went online in December 2007. Saria had already gained positive results with a food waste digestion plant built by entec staff in Kogel. The plant has a process capacity of 40.000 tons per year. The success of that project led to the decision rewarding entec biogas gmbh the Malchin project, which will have a process capacity of 50.000 tons per year when completed.

The plant technology consists of the reception and pasteurisation of the food waste with digestion following in the CSTR-digesters (2 x 3.500 m³) and in-line post digester. The energy recovery of the biogas takes place in two CHP- modules with 1 MW el. power each after desulphurisation and drying of the biogas. The digestion residues are used as high quality, organic fertilizer on the surrounding fields.

Commissioning of food waste digestion plant Benet in France, 1 MW elec.

The first food waste digestion plant in France was completed in April 2010. entec biogas gmbh had got the commission for the design, as well as general contractor for mechanical and electrical engineering and commissioning of the biogas plant. Right now, the biogas plant is under commissioning and is expected to be on full capacity in September 2010. The biogas plant in Benet treats waste from the food and animal feed industry.

Europe works right now on bio waste regulations which should lead to a separation of municipal solid waste with subsequent material utilization. Most of the EU-members support this goal; with the exception of France because presently their focus is on the production of compost produced from not-separated municipal solid waste.

We would like to express our sincerest thanks to M. Philippe Spannagel (Director of SIFDDA Centre, Benet) and his staff, as well as all to the involved SARIA-team under the direction of Dr. Eberhard Schmidt for the outstanding cooperation.

Bionerval, a French daughter company of the German Rethmann Group, pioneers with its biogas plant being the first company practicing biowaste separation and feeding it into a biogas plant for energy production.

Design of the world’s largest biogas plant for cow manure in El Paso, USA started

This facility in the USA will be the world’s largest biogas plant for cow manure (manure from 60.000 dairy cows) and will be constructed by our American daughter company in joint venture through entec biogas USA (in the course of formation). The plant will be developed in a irrigated desert area with intensive cow breeding.

Since the available areas cannot be used for spreading the extreme quantities of manure and to convert the manure in a usable, commercial product, a treatment plant for the treatment of the manure is needed – whose first step will be the biogas plant. Also, a compost plant and a wastewater treatment plant will be part of the treatment. Starting signal for the biogas plant will be in November.

Design of a 2 MW-biogas plant for food waste in Great Britain - Trend setting biogas technology catches on

Through our innovative and flexible technology that meets industrial standards, we were able to prevail against well-known competition.We are presently in the planning phase of a biogas plant which will process 80.000 tons of food waste per year, producing more than 13 MW of electricity and more than 11 MW of thermal power for our customer, White’s Biogas Solutions Ltd. in Selby.

The digestion plant in Selby is planned to be constructed on the factory site of a former citrus acid production company using existing units.

entec biogas plant for digestion of restaurant and food waste successfully on line

We have successfully realized a 2 MW-biogas plant for the digestion of restaurant and food waste in Malchin/Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany for Saria Refood GmbH. The plant went online in December 2007. Saria had already gained positive results with a food waste digestion plant built by entec staff in Kogel. The plant has a process capacity of 40.000 tons per year. The success of that project led to the decision rewarding entec biogas gmbh the Malchin project, which will have a process capacity of 50.000 tons per year when completed.

The plant technology consists of the reception and pasteurisation of the food waste with digestion following in the CSTR-digesters (2 x 3.500 m³) and in-line post digester. The energy recovery of the biogas takes place in two CHP- modules with 1 MW el. power each after desulphurisation and drying of the biogas. The digestion residues are used as high quality, organic fertilizer on the surrounding fields.

entec biogas on the road to success in Spain

Our scope of services includes overall engineering, project management as well as commissioning of three biogas plants for the digestion of pig manure. The total electric power produced will be 45 MW (15 x 3 MW cogeneration sets of Jenbacher each). These projects will be realized for one of the largest engineering companies in Spain, with whom entec biogas has a successful long-term and exclusive cooperation.

The first biogas plant has already been planned and realized in Juneda  in 2000 under the auspices of the EU-Valpuren Programme.  Juneda II was realized in 2003 and has been in operation since the beginning of 2004. These two projects formed the basis of a successful market positioning in Spain.

At present, three new biogas plants are under parallel construction – two plants close to Madrid with 15 MW el. power each- commissioning begins in  2009 - as well as one plant (15 MW) close to Barcelona which is near completion.

“The advantages of entec biogas gmbh lie in its many years of experience realizing large, custom-made industrial biogas facilities world-wide and the flexibility of their technology with its increased attention to architecturally appealing solutions”, states Ramon Pons, Environmental Dept. Director of the client.

Bild entec biogas on the road to success in Spain

The digestion plant in Selby is planned to be constructed on the factory site of a former citrus acid production company using existing units.

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