WELTEC advances Greek energy transition with biogas potential


German biogas plant specialist WELTEC BIOPOWER (WELTEC) has advanced the adoption of biogas and anaerobic digestion (AD) in Greece through its involvement in 17 of a total of 30 Greek agricultural and waste biogas plants.

With readily available organic residue potential available in the form of chicken farms, the northern part of Greece is ideally suited for a biogas-powered energy transition. 

WELTEC’s AD plant located in Megara, 30km west of Athens was expanded in March 2021 and is now seeing a doubled output of one megawatt (MW). 

With the area around Megara well known for its poultry farms – the biogas plant being located on the site of a chicken farm with 20,000 laying hens – enough organic input material was readily available in the form of chicken droppings, olive oil pomace, and whey. 

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