The international expansion of EnviTec Biogas AG, the leading European biogas plant manufacturer, continues. The company is just about to enter the Serbian market EnviTec Biogas South East Europe has signed a contract for the construction of the first biogas plant with the operator of a dairy farm.
The latter will use the plant to generate electricity and heat from liquid manure and maize silage and cut the cost of its dairy production by using the heat generated. EnviTec Biogas South East Europe beat nine competitors to win the contract. The plant with a rated electrical output of 635 kW will be built in Curug, a village in the autonomous province of Vojvodina, with construction scheduled to start in March of this year.
Northern Serbia features ideal conditions for the operation of a biogas plant. The fertile soil and the moderate continental climate mean high crop yields for agricultural businesses. On average, 60 tons of maize silage are harvested per hectare, compared to 40 to 50 tons in Germany, depending on the location and the weather. The feed-in compensation for ecologically generated electricity from biogas amounts to 15 cents per kWh and has been fixed for twelve years.