DGAP-News: EnviTec Biogas scores in Italy with EnviFarm Compact: Two more contracts for compact plants signed

DGAP-News: EnviTec Biogas scores in Italy with EnviFarm Compact: Two more 
contracts for compact plants signed 

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EnviTec Biogas scores in Italy with EnviFarm Compact: Two more
contracts for compact plants signed

30.10.2013 / 15:13


Two more contracts for compact plants signed
EnviTec Biogas scores in Italy with EnviFarm Compact 

Lohne, 30 October 2013 - With the recently signed contracts for the
construction of two new EnviFarm compact plants, the Lower Saxon biogas
all-rounder EnviTec Biogas is once again demonstrating its success in the
Italian biogas plant market.

Agricooper, a tobacco producer association in Pistrino, Perugia uses the
renewable decree that came into force on 1 January 2013 in Italy and plans
the construction of an EnviFarm Compact300 plant, which is optimally
adapted to the new legal guideline according to which the maize percentage
in the input is reduced to 30%. The cooperative known across Umbria is a
flagship company that cultivates 2000 hectares of tobacco annually for
Japan Tobacco. 'In addition, the agricultural cooperative works together
with maize and dairy farmers - Agricooper's decision to now start operating
compact plants together with EnviTec thus has a signalling effect,' says
Zeno Marani, Managing Director for Sales and Marketing, EnviTec Biogas
Italia srl.

The plant, whose construction is set to start in 2014, impresses above all
with its vertical mixer with a storage capacity encompassing 40 cubic
metres and the use of the Kreis-Biogas-Dissolver. With this mixing
technology, biogas plant operators can considerably increase their gas
yield. 'In crushing input materials, the technology we use is far superior
to conventional systems and offers customers like Agricooper immense
advantages', said Jürgen Tenbrink, Chief Technical Officer of EnviTec
Biogas. For example, the gas production output of a biogas plant is to a
large extent dependent on the most complete possible conversion of the
substrates used to biogas. 'Especially when using renewable raw materials
like maize silage in this case or other energy crops, however, the gas
yield is heavily limited as a result of the incomplete digestion of the
components containing cellulose and lignin', explains Tenbrink. For this
reason, the most thorough possible digestion of the materials must be
strived for in the mashing process.

This is what the Kreis-Biogas-Dissolver is for: Like a food processor, in
which the substances are homogenised by means of the cutting and shearing
forces of the fast-spinning cutting blade, the Dissolver breaks down the
input materials into a mash that can be perfectly processed. The process
considerably accelerates gas production in the fermenter of a biogas plant,
optimising the gas yield.

The German biogas pioneering company was able to record the second
successful contract conclusion at the recent 68th International Dairy
Cattle Show 'Bovino da Latte' in Cremona: The customer is Gianluigi
Antonelli from Bedizolle in the Brescia province that has more than 1,250 t
of poultry manure and 8,000 t of beef cattle slurry from its own livestock
annually for operating the plant. The plant will thus be fully integrated
into its operation and will not require any supplements such as maize or
energy crops. The digester has a volume of 1,490 cubic meters. The heat
remaining after heating is used for heating a part of the calf breeding.

This is the third deal as regards a 100 kW plant in the recent weeks. Until
now, a total of seven small plants with an output between 100 and 300 kW
and a total of about 1.4 MW have been sold to customers in Bologna, Udine,
Brescia, Bergamo and Pescara, four of which were in the container format.

With a clearly reduced maize percentage in the input materials of biogas
plants and the highest feed-in tariff for small plants up to 300 kW, the
Italian government has drastically changed the market situation. 'We are
reacting to this trend and offer intelligent plant engineering
tried-and-tested by EnviTec, although in the small format of 75 to 300 kW',
explains Marani.  Thanks to their flexible container design, planned plants
can be installed and put into operation in a short time - one reason why
EnviTec Biogas is registered as one of the top five providers in the
Italian market.  Since its market entry in Italy, the listed company has
connected a total of 43 plants with a capacity of 39.4 MW to the grid - an
increasing tendency!

About EnviTec Biogas AG EnviTec Biogas AG covers the entire value chain for
the production of biogas: including the planning and turnkey construction
of biogas plants and biogas upgrading plants as well as their
commissioning. The company takes charge of biological and technical
services on demand and also offers full plant and operational management.
In addition, EnviTec also operates its own biogas plants. In 2011 EnviTec
Biogas established EnviTec Energy GmbH & Co. KG and its 100% subsidiary
EnviTec Stromkontor GmbH & Co. KG, expanding its business operations into
the direct marketing of upgraded biomethane as well as the marketing of
green electricity and balancing energy. EnviTec Biogas AG currently has a
presence in 20 countries. In 2012 EnviTec generated revenues of EUR 190.5
million and an EBIT of EUR 1.3 million. The EnviTec Group currently has 359
employees. EnviTec Biogas has been listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange
since July 2007.

Press contact:
Katrin Selzer
EnviTec Biogas AG
Tel: +49 25 74 88 88 - 810
E-mail: k.selzer@envitec-biogas.de

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