Bitola agricultural company of ZIK Pelagonija launched power plant running on biogas near Novaci village in the Macedonian region of Pelagonia, learned BalkanEngineer.com from BalkanGreenEnergyNews.com. The new electric capacity is supplied from biogas produced by natural fermentation of biodegradable waste materials received from the dairy farm near the plant, owned by the same company. The total value of the facility is 9.78 million Euros.
At the opening ceremony, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water of Macedonia Mihail Cvetkov expressed hope that the number of such projects will grow in the future and the state will be able to provide funding for even more of them.
ZIK Pelagonija declared their intentions to continue building power plants on biogas near animal farms exploited by the company as their next target is 3 MW power plant near farm in the village of Porodin which uses the heat produced for two glass greenhouses.
The biogas fueled power plant near Novaci has been already registered on the national list of facilities that generate electricity using renewable energy sources. The generator of the power plant, which has an installed capacity of 2 MW is the second of its kind in Macedonia after this in thermal power plant operated by Elektro Šarri DOOEL, which is also registered by the energy regulator of the country in February.
Source of the pictures: macedoniaonline.eu, juwi.in