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The Challenge

A chicken farming and slaughtering operation in the Southern Philippines, was looking to displace the use of non-renewable energy throughout its operations.

Given the abundant supply of chicken manure, as well as slaughterhouse waste and wastewater treatment sludge, a biogas plant was an ideal candidate to generate energy for the production of steam, at its greenfield site.

The biogas plant was built in conjunction with an on-site wastewater treatment plant, for processing waste from the slaughterhouse, along with manure from the chicken farming operations, and fruit and vegetable waste from local markets.

Project Challenges

Given the high nitrogen content of fresh chicken manure, very careful planning was required during the design and development phase of the project, to ensure a continuous biogas production volume was available for consumption. Co-digestion of various substrates helped to overcome this issue, along with smart process design and monitoring.

Finn Biogas added value

Finn Biogas designed, procured and managed construction of the entire biogas plant project from start to finish; ensuring a high standard of work was met at all stages. Their team added significant value to the project by first understanding the local conditions and parameters to work within, and then developing solutions in conjunction with suppliers that would be suitable for given conditions.

In addition to design and procurement, Finn Biogas' engineers were on site during the construction period, to confirm critical process parameters were met, and European design and safety standards adhered to.

Project Outcomes

• Designed, procured and managed construction of an industrial biogas plant, suitable for co-digestion of difficult substrates;
• Successfully delivered one of the most modern biogas plants in the Philippines on budget;
• Significant reduction in greenhouse gas and odour emissions on site;
• Helped provide a secondary market for organic fertilisers to local farming industry.

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