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Poland to invest in innovative agricultural biogas plants

Poland to invest in innovative agricultural biogas plants

Poland’s Agriculture Minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski has commented the ceremony, during which a Letter of Intent was signed. According to that preliminary agreement, 20 farm-scale biogas plants will be built in the country.

The biogas plants based on innovative Polish technology will allow agricultural substrate management and their conversion into electricity and biomethane, PolandIn reported.

The green energy objects will be built under a letter of intent signed by ORLEN Południe from Poznań, active in the production of biofuels and bio components, Poznań University of Life Sciences and the National Support Centre for Agriculture (KOWR), which supervises Poland’s largest farms where the biogas plants are to be built.

Under the signed letter, the implementation of new investments will improve the economic efficiency of companies belonging to KOWR, Agriculture Minister said at the signing ceremony. In addition, biogas plants will also serve to increase the competitiveness of Poland’s agriculture and contribute to the achievement of the UN climate goals.

Commenting on the future innovative activity, Deputy Minister of State Assets, Zbigniew Gryglas, described a LoI’ signing is an important move. The green energy project not only for agriculture but also for the entire economy. “The area of energy, which so far has been ‘lying fallow,’ will now be developed,” the official added.

It is estimated that the potential of substrates from Polish agriculture will allow for the production of around 7 bn cubic metres of biogas, one-third of the domestic demand, Mr Gryglas noted.