Biovoima has agreed to supply biomethane logistic solutions to Reykjavik, Iceland. Sorpa, which ordered the gas transportation containers, is the waste management company for the Reykjavik area and operates the only biogas plant in Iceland. Sorpa is a familiar customer to Biovoima, they have twice before ordered similar solutions from Biovoima for the transfer of biomethane to different locations and was obviously satisfied with the cooperation. With this additional investment, Sorpa is responding to the growing demand for biogas in Iceland.
High-pressure gas transfer containers are a cost-effective solution when biomethane needs to be transported outside the biogas plant for gas utilisation, for example to a gas refuelling station, for process energy production for industrial companies using biogas or for feeding into the natural gas grid. When pressurized, the gas volume is about 250-300 times higher than gas in atmospheric pressure.
SORPA is owned by six municipalities; Reykjavík, Kópavogur, Hafnarfjörður, Garðabær, Mosfellsbær and Seltjarnarnes. SORPA is responsible for waste management in the area and thus also fulfils the legal obligations of municipalities. It includes the operation of a reception and sorting plant, a landfill, a gas and natural gas plant and six recycling plants operated under a service contract with municipalities.
BM Holding of Latvia has ordered gas grid connection unit solutions for biomethane from Biovoima. Latvia’s largest biogas producer is contributing to the growing demand and production of biogas in the Baltic region by investing in grid connection containers. The Baltic countries have previously used gas from Russia, but in the changed world situation, substitutes that are also cleaner for the environment are being developed at a rapid pace. The grid-connected container solution allows the pressure of the biomethane to be precisely adjusted to the requirements of the grid and the gas is fed into the gas network. The grid connection unit also enables gas odorization and the measurement of the quality and quantity of commercial gas supplied as well as the billing of the network company on that basis.
BM Holding is part of Anaerobic Holding. Anaerobic Holding owns biogas plants in Latvia with a combined capacity of 4.9 MW. Biogas plants produce electricity and heat from renewable energy sources. Anaerobic Holding is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) as well as environment friendly use of organic waste.
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Jani Kangasaho, sales director Suomen Biovoima Oy