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ARCHEA from Hess. Oldendorf „tropicalize“ Biogas Plant in Pomerode (Brazil)
Pomerode (Santa Catarina), 15th September 2014 – On the 8th of September 2014 Oliver Nacke, managing director of the company ARCHEA Biogastechnologie GmbH from Hessisch Oldendorf, handed over officially the newly built biogas plant to the local operator in the south Brazilian city of Pomerode (federal state of Santa Catarina). The slogan at the construction sign emphasized the words “For a clean and safe future” and was complemented with the words „tropicalizando tecnologia alemã“. The plant is a joint project between German and Brazilian partners and is the first of its kind, as it is the result of adapting the German environmental technology to the specific characteristics of a tropical country.
As Oliver Nacke, managing director of the ARCHEA Biogastechnologie GmbH from Hessisch Oldendorf, said: “Today is a special day for me. It is the reward to four years of development work and over 20 journeys to Brazil. This whole concept is one of a kind. The pig liquid manure, which up to now was just stored in open ponds, will be now treated through the biogas plant and turned into natural gas by means of a pressure water scrubbing unit and, at the same time, into solid fertilizer due to the effect of a drying plant and the post-rotting treatment. The fertilizer will be directly sold at the plant. The demand for this product is great as, on the contrary to Germany, there is no availability of topsoil in Brazil. After concluding with success the test run and after the plant has achieved full power, the output will be increased to 1 million m³ natural gas and will be sold as fuel on gas stations by the local gas supplier SCGAS from Florianopolis. The transport will be carried out with already existing tank trucks as there is no available natural gas grid. This natural gas will partially substitute the imported gas from Bolivia, whose price has strongly increased in the last years. Currently, Brazil covers an 80% of their natural gas consumption with gas coming from Bolivia. With the production of biogas/natural gas from their own waste, Brazil could be self-sustainable and therefore independent”.