First phase of EUR 11 mln biogas plant commissioned in Vinnytsya region

On November 28, the first phase of the 3.2 MW biogas complex was officially opened in Vinnytsya region at the site of Yuzepho-Mykolaiv Sugar Refinery, Ukrsugar informs.

Yuzepho-Mykolaiv Biogas Company invested EUR 11 mln in the construction of a biogas complex.

"The company processes sugar beet pulp, silage, recyclable materials, organic waste into biogas, and the latter, in turn, is processed into electricity. Thus, the energy needs of the sugar plant are partially covered. The designed capacity of the complex is 5.2 MW," the report reads.

As reported, despite the fact that sugar beet processing dropped 30% from the previous year and disappointing forecasts for the next year, the company is set to build a bio-ethanol plant.

"Having considered the experience of other bio-ethanol producers, the company plans to first increase utilization capacity and then finish construction of bio-ethanol production, which will save money on the construction of treatment facilities and steam generation, which will be built during the second phase of biogas complex construction," Ukrsugar reports.

A number of biogas plants with an aggregate capacity of 70 MW were installed in Ukraine in 2019, 52% more YoY.

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