Bioenergy

Biogas Production

ASTARTA put into operation bio-energy complex (Globyno, Poltava region) in October 2014. The project is the first of its kind in the CIS to produce biogas by fermentation of sugar beet pulp. Production capacity of the complex – 150 ths. m3 of biogas per day that is of 75 ths. m3 natural gas equivalent.

This highly advanced technology allows to reduce consumption of natural gas on sugar plant in Globyno by almost 50% during beet processing campaign.

After completing of beet processing campaign bio gas will be directed to the nearby located soybean processing plant in Globyno as well as to “green” electricity production.

Implementation of modern bio-technologies allows the Company to expand utilization of renewable energy in production cycle which is increasingly important for sugar industry. It is an alternative to imported gas and is an example of efficient resources management considering the fact that fermentation residues are used as high-quality fertilizer.

As for the social impact, this project significantly improves environmental situation, reduce environmental footprint and create new jobs for people in this area.

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