DMT and HUTIRA Awarded Biomethane Plant in the Czech Republic
Major Milestone for the Czech Republic Gas Industry
DMT Environmental Technology (DMT), a global renewable gas leader, announces they will be the biogas upgrading technology provider for one of the first biomethane facilities injecting into the Czech Republic natural gas network. The project was awarded to HUTIRA – BRNO, a family-owned engineering firm specializing in gas, industry and energy, who will be the general EPC and contractor.
“DMT offers more than 35 years of expertise to bring one of the first biomethane facilities in the Czech Republic online. We look forward to working with HUTIRA – BRNO in what we hope to be the first of many biogas upgrading projects in the Czech Republic.”
Theo Zuijdwijk, CEO of DMT
Czech Republic’s Litomysl Agricultural Cooperative of Breeders and Growers
The biomethane facility is at the Agricultural Cooperative of Breeders and Growers in Litomysl, a town in the Svitavy District. This CZK 50 million project will transform 400 normal cubic meters per hour (Nm3/hr) of biogas generated by cow manure and agricultural crops into biomethane using DMT’s membrane separation technology, the Carborex®MS. Additionally, the upstream gas pipeline transports the biomethane to a VTL gas pipeline and a CNG pumping station.
“The HUTIRA brand has decided to gradually transform its business towards greater sustainability. We take the contract for the complete supply of biomethane production technology to the Litomysl Agricultural Cooperative of Breeders and Growers as confirmation that we have made the right decision. Investing in sustainability is a great opportunity for companies, not a threat.”
Monika Zitterbartova, Executive Director of HUTIRA Green Gas
Furthermore, this biomethane project is co-financed using subsidies from the European Union and the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The project uses the grant from the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness (OPEIC). In summary, the OPEIC focuses on four main priorities:
- Firstly, the development of research and innovation,
- Secondly, the development of entrepreneurship and SMEs competitiveness,
- Thirdly, on energy and resource efficiency in SMEs and support of low carbon technologies, and
- Lastly, development of high speed internet networks and sophisticated ICT services
Thus, OPEIC supports the activities of converting biogas into biomethane under the “Low Carbon Technologies” objective.
Author: Missy Lee