Gemidan in Frederikshavn turns food waste from several municipalities into biogas

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By Energy City Frederikshavn, November 12, 2019

A new waste facility in Frederikshavn is preparing food waste to be recycled as biogas and fertilizer. The private owner Gemidan develops and supplies waste management facilities worldwide and has set up three plants in Denmark, one of which is the one in Frederikshavn.

At one end of the wastefacility garbage trucks unload the collected food waste. At the opposite end, the so-called pulp comes out. The pulp is sold and delivered to a biogas plant where the energy is extracted and converted into biogas. The residual product ends up as fertilizer in Danish agriculture. The plant in Frederikshavn can process 10 tonnes garbage pr hour.

At present four municipalities in Jutland, Viborg, Randers, Frederikshavn and Hjørring sorts household waste. Food and other organic waste is separated in a container and are delivered to the Gemidan plant in Frederikshavn.

By the end of 2022 all Danish municipalities must collect food waste from the citizens so that it can be recycled.

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