Schmack Biogas supplies the Isle of Wight with biomethane
Contract secured for 5 MW project in England
Schwandorf, 29, September 2014. Schmack Biogas has been active on the British market with its subsidiary Schmack Biogas UK Ltd. since July. Schmack Biogas UK, in partnership with its project partner Wight Farm Energy LLP, is establishing the first Biogas plant on the Isle of Wight. The plant is configured for an output of five megawatts of gas power, with a 250 kW combined heat and power unit for its own supply.
Investor, builder and operator is Wight Farm Energy, an association made up of seven landowners and a producer and trade group for cereals. Schmack Biogas UK is responsible for construction of the facility, which began in July.
In contrast to conventional biogas facilities, the biogas will be processed into biomethane which has the same quality as natural gas. This will enable it to be fed into the island's existing gas network. After its planned completion in the spring of 2015, 4.25 million standard cubic metres of bio natural gas will be produced from renewable raw materials.
Schmack Biogas is one of the leading German suppliers of biogas plants. The company was founded in 1995 and has been part of the Viessmann Group since January 2010. It provides services in the areas of project development and plant construction, as well as servicing and operational management, under the brands Schmack, BIOFerm and Carbotech, making it one of the few complete service providers in the sector. In addition to technical support, the company provides a comprehensive microbiological service.
The Viessmann Group is a leading international manufacturer of heating technology systems. Founded in 1917, the family company has around 11,400 employees with group sales of EUR 2.1 billion. Viessmann has an international presence with 27 production companies in 11 countries, sales companies and representations in 74 countries and 120 sales branches worldwide. 55 percent of sales are generated abroad.