The biomethanisation of farmer residues will allow a dairy farm in
Franklin, Vermont, to produce electricity, heat and bedding for its
animals, while using a renewable energy resource.
MONTREAL, Feb. 8, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Bio-Methatech signed a contract to
build, in spring 2012, a biogas system on Riverview Farm, located in
The owners have a herd of 450 dairy cows and intend to produce
electricity which will be sold to the public electricity network. Heat
produced by the co-generator will be recovered to maintain the
temperature of the digester as well as to heat the buildings. To
produce the biogas, animal waste, farm waste and other organic waste
will be treated in an anaerobic digester. The project has a capacity
of 180 kW.
After pressing, the digested residues in the process will also provide
bedding for the animals.
In practice, biomethanisation is a natural biochemical process of recovery from the
fermentation of organic wastes, which produces green energy: Biogas.
During this process the methane emissions in the atmosphere are
reduced. The gas is produced in a sealed tank called a digester. The
biogas is composed of 60% to 70% methane and this energy is captured
and burned in a co-generator to produce electricity and heat.
Biomethanisation thus provides:
A renewable source of energy
A positive energy balance
A reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere
The production of clean and quality bedding
A respectful cycle of organic waste
Economic and community benefits for the farm - The owners will succeed at increasing their annual incomes by selling
electricity at an attractive rate.
Following the digestion of the manure and other compostable materials,
the residues have no odor which allows for harmonious coexistence with
the community during the periods of manure spreading.
Founded in 2008, Bio-Methatech is a company that designs and builds
Digesters for renewable energy: biogas, with the technology of LIPP
We are proud to offer world-class biogas systems which are designed and
manufactured in Canada, to the specifications of North American
customers. Developed in Germany, the patented LIPP Double-Fold System®
allows quick and easy installation of a high quality and long lasting
In addition, we offer turnkey projects to ensure peace of mind to our
About LIPP digesters
In its unique digestion process, LIPP incorporates an unmatched set of
components that helps to maximize the biogas production while
minimizing the operating costs.
The system is optimized to operate at temperatures that ensure the
survival of methanogenic bacteria, between 37 and 42oC (98-107oF). LIPP mixing system also allows floating products (oils and fats) to
be periodically redirected to the bottom of the digester, where they
can be methanized.
The overflow system is located in the middle part of the digester, where
organic material is highly digested. Unlike other mixers, the system
ensures that organic material is completely digested.
The drainage system is located in a central cavity, situated at the
bottom of the digester. The roundabout internal current in the
digester cans allows for sediments to accumulate around this area,
where they are easily extracted. With this procedure drainage becomes
very efficient, especially with regards to sediments and floating
organic material. The LIPP system can be operated continuously without
any other maintenance than that the mixer engine.
The heating system, which has a high rate of heat transfer and low power
consumption, is an essential asset during our cold winters.
The biogas storage is unique to the LIPP digestion process. A low
pressure tank is integrated in the anaerobic digestion system,
protected by the solid structure of the roof, which allows biogas to be
Over a period of 35 years, LIPP has built and brought into service over
700 installations around the world in countries such as: Germany,
Holland, Switzerland, China, Japan, Australia, Peru, Italy, Canada and
now in the USA. This international recognition has earned the trust of
numerous large corporations.
Image with caption: "Bio-Methatech will build, in Spring 2012, a first turnkey biogas project in Vermont. (CNW Group/BIO-MÉTHATECH)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120208_C2519_PHOTO_EN_9838.jpg
For further information:
Mr. Vincent Pepin, President and Mr. André Marier, Vice-president are available to answer your questions as well as to provide you with more detailed information.
General information or media inquiries: www.bio-methatech.com
Mr. André Marier
Phone: 514-845-4885 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Vincent Pepin
Mrs. Marie-Claude Lavoie at 514-351-3000 or by email: Vincent@dominiongrimm.ca