Dong Energy to test waste-to-biogas technology in Asia

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Dong Energy to test waste-to-biogas technology in Asia

Danish utility Dong Energy said on Wednesday it plans to test a mobile version of its REnescience waste-to-biogas technology in Malaysia and other Asian countries.

Under a newly-signed agreement, the company is first shipping a mobile REnescience plant to Malaysia to test whether there is an export market for it there. The tests will be conducted in cooperation with local waste management and renewable energy solutions firm Cenviro Sdh Bhd.

“Malaysia is a very interesting market for our technology, as there’s a growing need for exploiting the resources in the increasing waste volumes,” said Thomas Dalsgaard, executive vice president at Dong Energy.

The particular technology uses enzymes to convert food waste and other organic household waste constituents into biogas. Dong Energy is currently building its first full-scale REnescience facility near Manchester in the UK. The plant will have the capability to handle 120,000 tonnes of waste annually. It is seen to be completed early next year.