Our Staßfurt biomethane plant

Electricity and heat from renewable raw materials

After a construction period of around one year and investments of 14 million euros, we commissioned the biomethane plant in Staßfurt near Magdeburg in 2015. Every year, the plant ferments around 62,000 tonnes of substrate into biogas. A broad mixture of different substrate types is used: in addition to maize and sugar beet, the plant also processes green waste, winter fruit and farm manure. The biogas produced by fermentation is processed on site to biomethane of natural gas quality.

The gas produced in Staßfurt can be used to generate green electricity for an estimated 6,000 families in decentralised combined heat and power plants. In addition, 1,200 households can cover their heating requirements. More than 20 smaller and larger farms in the region supply the necessary substrates.

Network with other biomethane plants
In our four biomethane plants in the Madgeburger Börde we recycle almost 250,000 tonnes of substrate per year - in addition to renewable raw materials such as maize silage, manure and chicken manure from animal husbandry are also used. After fermentation, the substrates used are completely reused on site in the plant as valuable natural fertilizer and thus replace artificial fertilizer. This closes the circle, because new energy crops for the production of biomethane grow with the help of these valuable nutrients. The result is a sustainable recycling economy that does not produce any waste products. The energy generated is CO2-neutral, so that our four plants save a total of around 80,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.