A €2.6m (£2.2m) renewable energy centre in Budapest built by ENER-G’S Hungarian subsidiary is now operational.
The centre at Budapest wastewater treatment plant in Csepel is part of the Living Danube programme, Europe’s largest environmental investment currently under implementation.
ENER-G Energia Technologia Zrt has installed a biogas cogeneration system together with three boilers for additional hot water generation using natural gas or biogas.
The plant took more than two years to build and was financed by the EU, the Hungarian government and Budapest municipality.
The energy centre will run at up to 80% capacity until September, when it will be fully commissioned.
ENER-G director Balazs Marialigeti said: “The Budapest wastewater treatment plant is a vivid example of how effective anaerobic digestion is as a commercial and environmental solution for large-scale projects such as this.”