During an optional full day study tour you have the opportunity to visit two local biogas facilities.

Sites to be visited:

Digrom, Ardooie

The Digrom industrial installation in Ardooie has a capacity of 44.000 tons and is operational since 2012. The site is an add-on to an existing vegetable processing plant ARDO NV that produces frozen vegetables. The vegetable residues are digested together with a relatively small amount of energy crops. The biogas from the WWTP is also used in the CHP. The site has a cogeneration unit with an installed power of 1,5 MWe (planned capacity 3 MWe) and produces also steam for ARDO NV.

Ivaco, Gistel

The Ivaco site in Gistel is a combination of a pig farm and a manure treatment installation. The farm has a capacity of 11.000 production pigs. The pocket digester is mainly fed with pig manure. Initially, a license was granted for 5 .00 tons of fresh biomass per year, consisting of a combination of pig manure (raw and solid fraction) and energy corn. To increase the profitability, the company has increased the capacity to 12.500 ton.

Duration: 09:00-17:00

Costs: € 100 ex VAT (including lunch)

The study tour is open for all conference participants. It cannot be booked separately.

For more information about the plants, see the fact sheets below.

Ivaco, Gistel                                 Digrom, Ardooie

factsheet ivaco.indd     factsheet ardo.indd