Prestigious international award for SYCHEM for the innovative Biogas Plant in Crete

SYCHEM through its subsidiary Bioenergy Crete as honored with the award for the «Best Biogas Plant below 1MW» in the AD and Biogas Industry Awards 2023.

The annual AD and Biogas Industry Awards competition was organized by the ADBA and WBA (World Biogas Association) in Birmingham on 29th March as part of UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2023.

The prestigious ceremony is the top event of the international biogas industry and this year there was a truly global shortlist of more than 60 companies and 9 well recognized judges. Bioenergy Crete, was the only participant from Greece and it was also awarded in 2019.

The award was received from the CEO of SYCHEM, Dr.-Ing Alexandros Yfantis.

“Bioenergy Crete” is a Biogas Power Plant with installed electrical power of 1 MW, located at the Industrial Area of Heraklion, Crete – Greece. The Biogas Plant was entirely designed and constructed by SYCHEM Group, applying cutting-edge technologies at the most critical points of production process such as the collection and management of the incoming organic waste, the deodorization system, the pasteurization process, the reuse of produced heat energy and the innovative system for the biological treatment of the digestate effluent. Recently “Bioenergy Crete” has launched BIOSFER, a concentrated pasteurized and stabilized product coming from digestate.  Rich in amino acids, it is acting as a powerful biofertilizer with unique properties as proven from more than 3 years of extended field trials.

The plant is considered a prototype in cyclic economy and the feedstock is exclusively organic waste such as food residues and all kind of animal byproducts.

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