Debrecen small landfill gas power plant I and II
Renewables-based energy production
ALTEO’s new, HUF 300 million, 499 kW power plant was put into operation in early August, 2107 and the compulsory feed-in tariff system allows it to sell the electricity it produces at subsidised prices. The new facility is the company’s third landfill gas plant that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by an equivalent of 15,000 tonnes of CO2 during its operation by converting it into valuable electricity.
Our company has already been operating a landfill gas power plant in the city since 2010. Based on our operational experience so far, we have now expanded our energy production infrastructure. We undertook a new, HUF 300 million investment project to build a small power plant with a nominal capacity of 499 kW to use the landfill gas released at the waste treatment and landfill site in Debrecen. The power plant was put into operation in August, 2017. Within the compulsory feed-in tariff system’s balancing group, it can sell the electricity it produces at subsidised prices.
“The construction of the new power plant in Debrecen was announced in March. Everything went well during the construction so the facility was completed as planned by the end of August, contributing to the further expansion of ALTEO’s green energy portfolio. Our aim remains to launch new investment projects, laying the groundwork not only for the stability of our company, but also for our continued future growth”, Attila Chikán Jr., CEO of ALTEO, said.
Landfill gas power plants are designed to collect and burn gases released at landfill sites that can be used for energy production, especially methane, which has a significant greenhouse effect, to generate heat and electricity in a highly efficient manner. In addition to the Nyíregyháza and the other Debrecen power plant, the new power plant is ALTEO’s third landfill gas plant that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by an equivalent of 15,000 tonnes of CO2 during its operation by converting it into valuable electricity.
During its operation, this small power plant uses methane-rich landfill gas released during the decomposition of organic waste stored at the Debrecen Regional Landfill Site. The small power plant has a 625 kW installed electrical capacity and around 650 kW heating capacity and can sell the electricity it produces to MAVIR under the compulsory feed-in tariff system until the end of 2019.
In the 2010s, the small power plant’s operation contributed to the protection of our environment with a CO2 emissions saving of around 33,000 tonnes by using landfill gas to produce electricity.
In July 2017, another HUF 300 million containerised small power plant with a 499 kW installed electrical capacity was placed next to the small power plant and put into operation in 2006. During its operation, this small power plant uses the methane-rich landfill gas released at the Debrecen Regional Landfill Site. The containerised small power plant can sell the electricity it produces to MAVIR under the compulsory feed-in tariff system until mid-2022.