Stoneleigh Park, June 2015
UK AD & Biogas 2015:

agriKomp on Growth Course in the U.K.

Innovative biogas plant concepts and gas treatment procedures for the U.K. market

Birmingham, July 1, 2015. Compact small biogas plants for the utilisation of agricultural residue in Great Britain, an innovative gas treatment procedure with a high methane yield for compact biogas plants and proved plant concepts and components – agriKomp Ltd. will present a versatile product portfolio on the trade fair UK AD & Biogas 2015 in Birmingham NEC on July 1 to 2, 2015.

UK AD & Biogas 2015 is THE fair for biogas treatment in Great Britain. The plant manufacturer agriKomp Ltd. will present its compact biogas plant concepts at its stand A 103. The small biogas plants are characterised by their compact design. With the modular small power package "agriSelect", agriKomp presents a biogas plant for the 75 kW to 200 kW market. agriKomp is providing livestock farmers in Great Britain with a new business model, with a pathway to distributed power and heat generation. The compact plant that has been developed and successfully placed on the German market by the parent company, agriKomp GmbH, reflecting experience gathered in the construction of biogas plants over 15 years. The focus lies, amongst other things, on high-quality components, durability and availability. An optimised price-performance ratio makes it particularly interesting for livestock farmers in the UK. With a specifically developed gas engine, a high number of optional packages and the option of contributing shares of work this biogas plant will also set new standards on the UK market.

U.K. as a growth market

Having constructed more than 800 biogas plants worldwide, agriKomp is one of the leading biogas plant manufacturers. In particular, since the introduction of the German Renewable Energy Act 2014, foreign markets have become more and more important for German biogas companies. According to the Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas Association (ADBA) two biogas plants would have to be installed every week in the next ten years to be able to reach the target of generating at least 15 % energy from renewable energy sources by 2020. agriKomp recognised the opportunities of the British market early and has already established its own subsidiary in England. "The foundation of a British subsidiary was expectably the logical consequence of the present positive development of our business in Great Britain", says Lutz von Stengel, member of the management. agriKomp UK Ltd, domiciled in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, maintains from its site a comprehensive service network that has been built up over many years. agriKomp UK has installed 18 biogas plants to date and is currently one of the market leaders in the UK.

99 % methane yield from small biogas plants

As well as the presentation of innovative small biogas plants and their components, the innovative gas treatment technology for compact biogas plants is the focus of the presentation at the trade fair. agriKomp will present a new gas treatment procedure in cooperation with renowned partners, such as FRIEDRICH VORWERK KG, a long-established company with more than 50 years of experience in pipeline and plant construction in the energy sector. The procedure presented by agriKomp on the UK AD & Biogas uses the separating properties of membranes. The gas that is obtained through the membrane modules need not be compressed anymore for feeding which, among other things, reduces costs and makes the use of chemicals unnecessary. "In contrast to the conventional gas treatment plants that can be operated economically only from a raw biogas amount of clearly higher than 500 standard cubic metres per hour, our gas treatment procedure is suitable in particular for compact small plants for the British market", Lutz von Stengel is convinced.

agriKomp attaches great importance to being "the one-stop" provider in biogas solutions. The German manufacturer of biogas plants is one of the global players in biogas technology today. agriKomp has built 800 biogas plants on an international scale to date. The company has a workforce of some 500 employees worldwide. As well as the headquarters in Merkendorf, agriKomp has sites thoughout Germany. Founded in 2000, the company operates worldwide with business activities in the Czech Republic, France, Poland, Italy, Ireland, Great Britain, Slovakia, Canada and recently also China.

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