openPR Logo
Press release

French Hospital Warms Up to Biogas Alliance

08-18-2015 12:27 PM CET | Energy & Environment

Press release from: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH

/ PR Agency: PRSchulz
WELTEC Builds another Plant with Heat Concept in France

WELTEC Builds another Plant with Heat Concept in France

WELTEC Builds another Plant with Heat Concept in France

Alliances generate benefits for all involved – as in the case of the French heat alliance between an agricultural biogas plant and a psychiatric hospital. The "Méthavigne" project merits a second glance, especially because society and the environment also benefit from this union of a public institution and a private company. Together with the partner Domaix Energie, the German manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER is setting up the heat source, a 255-kW biogas plant, in Mirecourt, Lorraine/France, a town of 6,000.

Besides the farmer and operator Nicolas Jacquot, especially the medical centre ("Centre hospitalier Ravenel") of the Département Vosges benefits from the union. Thus, the communal representatives of the clinic quickly warmed up to the pipeline construction and heat transfer project. "With the exhaust heat from the plant, our institution will be able to cover its entire hot water needs starting from the commissioning in October 2015", says Hervé Buffe, technical manager of the hospital, expressing his approval. The suitability of the location and the short distance of only one kilometre from the biogas CHP plant convinced Buffe and his colleagues of the cooperation. Thanks to the uninterrupted procurement of green heat, the clinic can save costs and streamline its ecological profile.

When they contacted the medical centre's representatives, biogas plant operator Nicolas Jacquot and Martin Nippé, Director of Domaix Energie, were aware of the clinic's ecological orientation. Nowadays, the fulfilment of environmental requirements is a must, and the placement of public orders by the clinic is subject to strict sustainability standards. With their concept, WELTEC and Domaix Energie fulfil these standards. Accordingly, Hervé Buffe gave his OK: "We were immediately fascinated by the idea ‒ simply everything was perfect."

In addition to the continually reliable heat supply, the sufficient quantity generated by the biogas plant operation was decisive. The plant's heat offer is so extensive that it covers the entire hot water supply of the medical centre plus the heat needs of the home of the operator's family of five. Against this backdrop, the contract between the Jacquot family and the clinic was concluded for 10 years.

For the farmer, the business field "energy" blends in nicely with the overall strategy. After all, the cultivated area of 375 hectares and 850 cattle allow the Jacquot family to produce all the raw materials they need for the energy generation. Starting in autumn, the 2,226-m³ stainless-steel digester will be fed with a feedstock mix of cattle manure, maize silage, crop dust, straw, grass, fruit pomace, flotation grease and food leftovers in the amount of 28 t/day.

The new 60-m³ BIG-Mix dosing feeder serves as input system. The advantage of this system is that it is able to process long-fibre substrates such as solid manure or grass in an energy-saving manner with its individually driven push strips. A vertical mixing screw then passes on the material to the second input level, the MULTIMix, mashes it with liquid manure and introduces it to the digester. After the fermentation process, a CHP plant transforms the biogas to power, which is fed into the public grid, and heat. Moreover, the digestate is stored in a 5,007-m³ stainless-steel tank and can be used on the farmer's own fields as an effective low-odour fertiliser.

These technical details were also relevant to hospital technician Hervé Buffe, as the continuous supply and economic reliability depends on these. "This partnership between a public hospital and a private farm is probably one of the first of this type in Lorraine or even in all of France. A key aspect for us is that this concept enables us to cut our total gas consumption by 7 percent", he emphasises.

In 2015, WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, one of the first manufacturers of biogas plants, celebrated its 14th anniversary. WELTEC is one of the pioneers of the constructors of biogas plants. Based on the modern approach of experienced engineers, the company from Vechta, Germany with its expertise of a staff of close to 80, offers complete biogas plants from one source and has developed to a leading constructor of biogas plants in the world.

As the hydrogen sulphide and ammonia compounds contained in biogas corrode unprotected parts, WELTEC builds the digesters from stainless steel. This ensures a long useful life of the plant. The manufacturing depth also guarantees a consistently high standard regardless of the location and ensures an export rate that is far above the industry average.

The plants have a modular structure. WELTEC uses only proven system components and develops most of the technologies along the entire value chain internally: digester technology, mixing technology, control technology, hygienisation systems, and digestate processing solutions originate from the company.

By means of its comprehensive services, WELTEC ensures the technical and economic stability of the biogas plants. The CHP service guarantees stable output, the biological supervision ensures continuous monitoring of the relevant parameters, and systematic repowering makes sure that the biogas plant is always up to date. Operators can choose from a range of service packages of different types and scope.

One of the main strengths of WELTEC is the ability to deliver individual and flexible solutions worldwide – from compact plants to large computer-controlled plants in the megawatt range, waste recycling plants, and biogas parks with gas processing technology.

Domaix Energie, headquartered in Gundershoffen, was established 2005. Since 2013, Domaix Energie has been run by Martin Nippé as an independent enterprise. As WELTEC sales partner, Martin Nippé has been responsible for the regions of Alsace, Lorraine and Champagne-Ardenne since 2006.

The expertise of the team in the field of biology, biochemistry and engineering makes the medium-sized enterprise a reliable partner in the biogas industry. Under consideration of the respective regional and structural circumstances, Domaix Energie supervises biogas projects from the planning stage to the rollout. The team is especially effective when it comes to questions concerning raw materials and smart heat utilisation concepts. The economic efficiency of the plant operation is always the main focus.

WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH
Zum Langenberg 2
49377 Vechta

Ann Börries
Marketing
Phone: +49 4441/99978-220
Email: presse@weltec-biopower.de
www.weltec-biopower.de

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release French Hospital Warms Up to Biogas Alliance here

News-ID: 313274 • Views: 8635

More Releases from WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH

WELTEC BIOPOWER Develops Innovative Analysis Procedure for Biogas Substrates
Research Project: Tracking Down Inhibitors Together with renowned partners, the biological department of biogas specialist WELTEC BIOPOWER in Vechta, Germany, is developing a quick test for identifying inhibitors in biogas substrates. Input mass may contain substances that prevent efficient biogas production. For example, a small amount of mould is sufficient to cause such an adverse effect in silage. Ammonium, copper, zinc, drugs and disinfectants are often identified as inhibitors in slurry
WELTEC Management System Wins Biogas Innovation Award
Award-winning ProMOS Bio Ensures Profitable Biogas Operation On 3 June 2015, the biogas plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER received the "Biogas Innovation Award of the German Agriculture" in recognition of its ProMOS Bio management system. Using this software, operators of all biogas plants can easily collect, check and analyse their operating data. The award in the "Economy" category honours particularly trend-setting technologies. The award was bestowed for the sixth time at
Green Vegetables Gas Up
WELTEC BIOPOWER Builds 500-kW Biogas Plant for Vegetable Producer In January 2015, WELTEC BIOPOWER started building an anaerobic digestion plant in Loughgall, Northern Ireland. The customer and operator of the 500-kW plant is the vegetable producer Gilfresh Produce. The enterprise produces numerous field-grown products and processes them into food. "For WELTEC, this is the third plant in Northern Ireland and thus the eleventh in the UK", says Kevin Monson, sales manager
Plant Management from A to Z
New ProMOS Bio Software Guides Biogas Plants into the Future Stringent conditions for biogas plant operators underline the need for innovative management systems. Moreover, economic efficiency is becoming increasingly important. WELTEC BIOPOWER has developed a comprehensive application in order to enable technically reliable, profitable operation. The ProMOS Bio software contains the bundled know-how of the biogas manufacturer from Germany. Accordingly, it is suitable for all plant types and classes, even those of

All 5 Releases


More Releases for France

Cigarettes in France, 2016
ReportsWorldwide has announced the addition of a new report title Cigarettes in France, 2016 to its growing collection of premium market research reports. "Cigarettes in France, 2016" is an analytical report by GlobalData that provides extensive and highly detailed current and future market trends in the French market. The report offers Market size and structure of the overall and per capita consumption based upon a unique combination of industry research, fieldwork,
Packaged Food in France
Summary The slow but progressive exit from the persisting crisis of the French economy and the slight improvement in GDP growth in 2016 has contributed to current value growth of 1% in current value terms in packaged food. This is still modest and just in line with the CAGR seen over the review period, although this is in the context of strong price wars, stagflation and the detrimental effects of terrorist
Biomethane for France
WELTEC Receives Order for Biogas Project with Gas Processing French agriculture has a wealth of raw and waste materials that are suitable for biogas plants. However, only half of the available materials are presently used for energy production. Thus, ambitious development plans have been drawn up: By 2020, the biomass share in the field of renewable energies in France is to rise to about 50 percent. No wonder that that the number
celumday 2012 France
On October 4th 2012 the celumday France will take place at the Hippodrome d’Auteuil in Paris. The Tribune Présidentielle is the perfect meeting environment for customers, partners and interested parties to exchange ideas and discuss current developments as well as trends in managing brands and digital assets. At the celumday 2012 France you will experience that sportive competition and today’s business world have a lot in common: both strive to be
04-04-2008 | Sports
Speed:World:Cup
Speed:World:Cup France: Day 3
What an incredible day: 60 knots of wind, amazing speeds, upside-down timing caravan. We have rarely seen such a windy race day during competition - an experience that not many can share. Alexandre Caizergues and Charlotte Consorti, both from France, are still dominating the PKRA Speed:World:Cup in Port St. Louis. The day started calm, not very windy, and the skippersmeeting was scheduled for 9:30, due to the official function yesterday evening.
04-03-2008 | Sports
Speed:World:Cup
Speed:World:Cup France: Day 2
Epic conditions today in Port St. Louis, with three legs held in 30-40 knots of wind the race committee tested all skills of the riders, technical as well as physical. Alex Caizergues was the man of the day, with three bullets clearly in the lead now. In the womens fleet, Charlotte Consorti has also a perfect score with 4 out of 5 victories. Skippersmeeting was held at 9:00 and