And we are proud to have created this “lighthouse project” for the Baltic countries. It’s worth it to stay on the ball till the end.
In the process, the biggest challenges for us were of a technical nature. For example, temperatures of -25° C were not uncommon in the Estonian winters. We observed icicles forming on the biogas digesters that reached several meters long! But, all told, this enabled us to gather experience for perfecting plants in such extreme climates.
What else is there to say? For instance, fermenting slurry in biogas plants has a particular significance in light of climate change and protecting the environment. A not insignificant portion of the methane gas emissions (CH4) from animal farming originates from the slurry lagoons (approx. 10%). By using the slurry to produce power and heat in biogas plants, these CH4 emissions can be decreased up to 90%. And we think – since it’s impossible to turn everyone into a vegetarian – this is a good beginning.
We thank Mr. Pikk for his trust and collaboration and for his effort in arranging an Estonian photographer for us. The pictures are brilliant!