Ground-breaking ceremony for the new biogas plant in Sonderborg.

Another Biogas Plant for Lighthouse City Sonderborg

20 Apr 2021

The establishment of Sonderborg's second biogas plant is underway. The plant is expected to be completed in the spring of 2022 and actively contributes to realising Sonderborg's Roadmap2025 climate ambitions. Nature Energy invests more than DKK 300 million DKK in the plant.

Already in November 2020, the first sod was cut for the planned biogas plant in Kværs. Denmark's largest biogas producer, Nature Energy, is behind the establishment of new biogas plants, which are expected to be ready to produce large quantities of climate-friendly biogas as early as April 2022.

The mayor of Sonderborg, Erik Lauritzen, was also present at the ceremony in Kværs, where the construction of the new biogas plant was officially started. For the mayor, the forthcoming construction of the biogas plant is an important step for the green transition in the municipality.

“The utilization of biomass has a very large potential, because biogas is green energy made from waste and manure, and in this way we create sustainable solutions. I am really happy to be part of the sod for the second large-scale biogas plant in Sønderborg Municipality, because the utilization of biogas is a significant factor in our climate ambition to reduce CO2 emissions, ”says Erik Lauritzen and continues:

“I understand the scepticism and concern that has been in parts of the local area. I know that Nature Energy does everything the company can to meet the requirements for noise and odour. And the traffic will be monitored when the plant is taken into use. But I must also say - in general - then we cannot implement the green transition without accepting changes and inconveniences. "

When Nature Energy Kværs is completed, it will be able to handle 800,000 tonnes of biomass annually at full expansion. Initially, the plant is based on 400,000 tons per year, which will give an annual production of approx. 24 mio. m3 green gas.

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