Denmark’s largest biogas plant opens

A biogas plant which will convert around 540,000 tonnes of straw per year into energy has been opened in Denmark. It is said to be the largest in the country, […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A biogas plant which will convert around 540,000 tonnes of straw per year into energy has been opened in Denmark.

It is said to be the largest in the country, according to E.ON which developed the site alongside Danish firm Sønderjysk Biogas Invest (SBI).

The companies have invested more than €33 million (£25.4m) in the project.

The plant, located in southern Jutland, is expected to reduce the nation’s annual carbon footprint by 51,000 tonnes by producing around 21 million cubic meters of biomethane which will be injected to the gas grid.

That’s equivalent to powering 15,000 homes, said E.ON.

The biogas plant has created 50 jobs during the construction phase, between 30 to 40 local secondary jobs and 10 permanent jobs, it added.

Earlier this month, E.ON’s spin off firm Uniper started trading in the market.