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Dutch digester company partners on dairy projects


November 6, 2020
By Manure Manager

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Host, a bioenergy installations company in the Netherlands, is seeing growing interest in its Microferm mono-manure digester system.

Through a partnership with Jumpstart co-operative, run by Dutch dairy firm FrieslandCampina, Host will build five Microferm digesters on five different dairy farms in the Netherlands, in addition to two already completed digesters.

The Microferm system produces biomethane from manure using anaerobic digestion and biogas upgrading, helping dairy farmers earn extra income. Once operational, each digester will produce 40 cubic meters of biomethane per hour from 12,000 to 16,000 tons of manure per year.

In total, the Netherlands will soon be home to 15 Microferm systems, of which two-thirds will produce approximately 3.2 million cubic meters of biomethane per year. The rest will produce green electricity and heat with a CHP (combined heat and power) unit.