Factsheet biogas plant Elmira

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Factsheet biogas plant Elmira


Location: Elmira, Ontario, Canada

The biogas plant Elmira is the most advanced waste utilizing industrial biogas plant in Canada and represents the latest state of the art technology. This plant is able to energetically utilize almost all kinds of organic waste like packed food, food leftovers, organic industrial waste etc.

The project was started already in 2009. The entire approval procedure ( including several road shows and great efforts from Agrinz) took a period of 4 years, because the biogas plant Elmira was the first plant of this type in Canada.

Start of the construction phase was in April 2013 and the commissioning was in May 2014.

Agrinz Technologies GmbH was responsible for the technology, the entire process engineering and project management (detail and execution planning, supervision and coordination, operator training, handing over and commissioning) . Since the plants‘ commissioning Agrinz has been providing after sales service and process consulting.

Input material: (70.000 t/a):
Expired food, greas & flotates, food waste and left overs, bio waste

Commissioning: 02/2014

12,0 Mio m³ Biogas/a

Electrical output:
2.850 kWel
1.600 kWtherm


Depackaging unit(power 15 t/h)
Grit removal technology (capacity 100 m3/h)
Combined hygienization and hydrolysis technology
Exhaust air filter (Biofilter with mineral filter, capacity 3.000 m3/h)
Digester heating via heat exchanger

Technical data:

5 units storage tanks for input material (usable vol. 150 m3 each)
1 unit acceptance bunker for solid material (usable vol.150 m3)
3 units hygienization/hydrolysis tanks (usable vol. á 400 m3)
2 units digester (usable vol. 3.100 m3 each)
1 unit repository covered (usable vol. 4.300 m3 each)
8.000 m3 gas storage capacity

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