First Biogest biogas plant in South Korea


Press release 12th August 2019

First Biogest biogas plant in South Korea

  • Biogest extends its Asian references
  • Agricultural and food waste2energy plant

Changwon/ Vienna: First order to build an agricultural and food waste Biogest biogas plant in South Korea. The project has been developed in cooperation with HC Energy and is supported by the City Government and the Agricultural Technology Center in Changwon. The Biogest PowerCompact biogas plant will be an important reference plant to attract further local projects. South Korea develops the international Biogest presence with plants in the United Kingdom, France, India, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria.

The plant is located close to a pig farm and the food waste will be delivered from an organic waste collection point. The Biogest PowerCompact biogas plant is able to produce electric and thermal energy. In addition, the air quality of the pig farm can be improved and the residues can be used as organic fertilizer instead of chemical fertilizer.

Biogest won the UK AD & Biogas Industry Award for “Best international micro-scale plant” with its PowerCompact technology. It has advantages concerning plant operation, energy efficiency and operation safety with an electrical supply between 100-250 kW.

Biogest is an internationally active biogas plant manufacturer and operator with its headquarters in Austria and subsidiaries in France, the UK, US, Italy, Romania, Serbia and the Czech Republic. More than 150 biogas plant projects generating electricity or biomethane have been completed to date. Our reference plants are located in several European countries and India. The global market is served by licenced partners.

HC Energy is a South Korean company headquartered in Changwon and has more than 10 years’ experience in the renewable energy sector. Over the past few years, HC Energy has focused on developing several biogas plant projects in Korea and is the License Partner of BIOGEST since 2018.

As a renewable source of energy, biogas offers technological, ecological and economic advantages: energy can be generated 365 days a year, at all times of the day and night, and therefore biogas plays an important role in the mix of renewable energy from water, sun and wind. In addition to helping achieve climate protection goals, biogas also helps reduce reliance on energy imports. Decentralised energy generation also guarantees sustainable local development.

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