Turning waste into energy by co-generation using biomass
Genesis Biopartner has initiated, developed and financed the construction of a plant for the co-generation of thermal energy (heat) and mechanical energy (electricity) from biogas in Romania.
The Genesis Biopartner plant now processes around 20,000 tonnes of organic matter, which account for the 93-97% of biomass needed due to the existing operational capacity, in order to co-generate electricity and thermal heat.
- Initially, the biogas plant mainly used energetic plants, like siloed corn, from local agriculture, but soon this became a challenge that required processing optimization. Now organic waste from food processing, like meat, diary, etc., is being increasingly used.
- The first beneficiary of such capacity was CrisTim Sausage Factory, a local meat producing and processing factory, which provides raw organic matter and buys thermal heat. The availability of industrial steam contributes significantly to controlling the end-product cost.
- Genesis Biopartner capitalizes on the heat produced in co-generation, while CrisTim benefits from lowering the cost of heating, as well as efficiently managing waste from meat processing.