PANACEA_H2020 at agricultural biogas plant in, Olsztyn, Poland.
There are 97 agricultural biogas plants and 11 micro-installations, in Poland, producing biogas from substrates of agricultural origin. The substrates include, among others, non-food crops.
On March 12, 2019, 35 people, including: young farmers, agricultural advisors and teachers, had the opportunity to familiarize with the construction principles and operation of a biogas plant of The Breeding Centre “Gajewo”Limited Company, the Tragamin base.
The 0.8 MW biogas plant has been in operation since 2014. The substrates used in it come mainly from own farm and include: cow manure, cow slurry and maize silage. In addition, grassland silage and various agricultural and agri-food industry residues are obtained from external suppliers. The produced electricity is used for the purposes of biogas plant and farm, and large surpluses are sold to the power grid. The generated heat is used mainly for heating fermentation chambers. The digestate is used for fertilising plants grown on the farm. Alternatively, it could also be dried and sold as organic fertilizer.
We would like to thank Mr. Krzysztof Tomasik (president of the board) and Andrzej Pogoński (manager of the biogas plant) for the opportunity to familiarize with the operation of the installation. In addition, we would like to thank Mr. Adam Kopeć and the Pomeranian Agricultural Extension Center in Lubań, Branch in Stare Pole for support in organizing this event.