ENERGY PRODUCTION AND NUTRIENT RECOVERY – Op de Beeck NV
In a circular economy it is extremely important that essential natural resources are no longer lost, but are being recovered.
This closed nutrient cycle is also one of the objectives of Op de Beeck NV for the end processing of organic by-products
and residues that can no longer be used for any other purposes.
During the anaerobic digestion process, in an oxygen-free or anaerobic environment organic matter is converted into biogas, i.e. a mix of mainly CH4 (methane) and CO2 (carbon dioxide) by microorganisms. The biogas is then incinerated in a cogeneration unit, thus generating green energy. As a matter of fact, in the course of the incineration process the gas motors produce green heat on the one hand and green electricity on the other hand.
At the Kallo site Op de Beeck NV has 2 digestion plants with a total capacity of 8.6 MWh. This way the industrial plants together constitute one of the largest in Belgium and even in Europe.
As its motors, unlike solar panels or windmills for instance, operate 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, the actual annual production of green energy is more than 74,500 MWh. This corresponds to the annual consumption of nearly 23,000 Flemish households.
In addition to green energy also green heat is produced. Op de Beeck NV as such uses this heat entirely for various on-site industrial applications.
Do you want to learn more about the way Op de Beeck NV uses organic wastes
to generate green energy and recovers 100% of the nutrient content, 24 hours a day?
Or does your company have some specific industrial, organic waste waters for which a processing solution
is to be found? Please feel free to contact our person in charge Ben Leroy.
Mobile: 0032 474 29 14 66