120.000 tons of vegetable-based material is used as a substrate toMAINTAINING SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES
produce the biogas, which is then converted into on-site electricity. Part
of this substrate comes from Laarakker’s vegetable production and the
rest from external suppliers.
Sustainable resource management and renewable energy are
integral parts of Ecofuels’ philosophy.
In 2011, Ecofuels decided to go one step further by expanding the capacity
of their existing digesters to produce 650-700 m3
of biogas per hour.
They wanted to start converting this biogas into biomethane, which is
compatible for use in the national grid network due to its near-pure methane
When seeking a biogas upgrading partner, Ecofuels opted for Pentair
Biogas Upgrading System, Pentair® BioComplete. The Biogas Upgrading
System offers two distinct advantages:
∙ It provides a comprehensive approach for turning waste streams into
sustainable energy solutions.
∙ The by-product, liquid CO2
, can be used as a commercially viable product
rather than released into the atmosphere.