First phase of Ukraine's largest biogas complex put into operation
In December 2019, the agro-industrial holding MHP commissioned the first phase of the Ladyzhyn Biogas complex. The facility's designed capacity is 12 MW.
The construction of the biogas complex is a two-phased project with the designed power capacity of 24 MW, which makes it the largest biogas complex for processing organic waste from broiler chicken breeding in the world.
"MHP aims at supplying the entire technological process with its own "green" energy and making our production completely environmentally friendly. We are going for it, and we will do it!" said Yuri Kosyuk, Chairman of the Board of MHP.
The volume of electricity generated by the first phase of the biogas complex will be sufficient to serve simultaneously 35 thou. families. This means that the first phase of the Ladyzhyn Biogas project alone can provide electricity to all household consumers in Tulchyn and Haisyn districts of Vinnytsya region.
"On the industrial scale, the produced energy at the first phase of the MHP biogas complex will be enough to provide about 40% of the MHP agro-industrial cluster with electricity. This cluster includes Europe's largest Vinnytsya Poultry Factory with a processing complex and hatcheries, feed complex, oil crushing plant and water filtration plant," MHP says in a statement.
Biogas complex also produces organic biofertilizer with a high content of nutrients essential for plants. This allows to increase the humus content, lower soil acidity and recover its productivity. The use of organic fertilizers can be a powerful motivation for the development of organic agriculture, and Ukraine may take the world's leading position in the production of organic products.
Operation of the first phase of Ladyzhyn Biogas complex will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 100 thou. t of CO²-equivalent annually, and after the full launch of two phases of the complex — up to 200 thou. t of CO²-equivalent annually.
Earlier it was reported that MHP net profit for 9M 2019 increased by 94% from USD 142 mln in 9M 2018, including foreign exchange gains of USD 182 mln, compared to FX losses of USD 16 mln in 9M 2018.