SEBIGAS convinces Thai energy industry

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SEBIGAS convinces Thai energy industry

Olgiate Olona (VA), 6th September 2017 – SEBIGAS, specialized in the design and construction of biogas plants since 2008, thanks to its local joint venture SEBIGAS UAC, has been awarded for the construction of a 1MWe biogas plant in Udon, northeast of Thailand, by Ruangsiriwan Green Energy. Ruangsiriwan Co. Ltd, located in Bangkok, is active since December 2010 in the construction of power plants from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, hydro, biomass and biogas. The company already owns different wind and solar power plants. For the construction of its first biogas plant the company decided to award SEBIGAS UAC, considering the long-term experience in the anaerobic digestion technology and the many local references. SEBIGAS UAC will supply a 1 MWe biogas plant fed with tapioca pulp and Napier grass, both coming from the surrounding industries and cultivations. The plant will be equipped with two metallic digesters and one lagoon as final tank, together with pretank and cogenerator. Unlike most of the existing biogas plants, the digesters of the plant will have two different volumes. Considering the specific mix of substrates and thanks to the experience acquired in these years, SEBIGAS UAC developed this dedicated solution to emphasise the two stages anaerobic digestion process applied to SEBIGAS technology. This news solution allows a greater stability and reliability of the plant and also guarantees a higher profitability to the client. The plant will work with about 100 ton/day of substrates, producing electric energy that Ruangsiriwan will then sell to the national grid. Moreover, the final digestate will be sold as fertilizer to the surrounding farms.

Sebigas Deputy General Manager Roberto Salmaso declared: “We are very proud of this success. The far east region is a very important market for SEBIGAS, and thanks to our Thai firm SEBIGAS UAC we can guarantee the advantages of dealing with a local brand, with the technological knowhow of an Italian leader in the biogas sector. This 2017 has been a year of great success and this last award strengthens and consolidates our growth.”

Luca Talia, SEBIGAS Head of Engineering & SEBIGAS UAC Managing Director added: “This last contract brings SEBIGAS UAC among the local leaders for the supply of biogas plants fed with the major Thai cultivations such as energy crops and tapioca pulp. Today we are a landmark for the local industrial sector that recognizes our technological knowhow, extreme flexibility and capacity to offer customized solutions to obtain the maximum efficiency of the plant. Thanks to our consolidated position in Thailand we are now ready to offer a O&M (operation & maintenance) service to all anaerobic digestion plants, putting our worldwide achieved experience to the use of local and international green power producers.”