Oct 16, 2017

Swiss Technology On The Rise In China China's first Kompogas® plant to be built in world's largest city

The delivery of two Kompogas® digesters for a biogas plant in Chongqing marks the successful entry of Zurich-based Hitachi Zosen Inova into the Chinese market. HZI’s dry anaerobic digestion technology is thus establishing a foothold in a market that offers considerable potential.

With the signing of the contract to deliver two PF1800 Kompogas® steel digesters to German Bio Energy Technology (GBE) for the biogas plant project in the Chinese city of Chongqing, Swiss clean-tech company Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) has successfully entered the Chinese market. Located next to Sichuan Province and covering an area of 82,400km2, with a population of just under 30 million Chongqing is said to be the largest city in the world.

For HZI and its local partner GBE, the plant in Chongqing is their first joint project. “In China, the composition of waste is often unpredictable, which calls for a certain degree of technological flexibility,” explains Markus Dicke, CEO of German Bio Energy Technology. “The robust Kompogas® technology addresses this requirement, promising optimal biogas production. The decision to choose technology leader HZI was therefore taken at an early stage,” he added.

The biogas plant will be constructed at a local waste disposal site, where the deliveries of household waste will first be sorted. The two digesters will then process up to 200 tonnes of the separated organic fraction every day, producing around 6.7 million Nm3/a of biogas and compost.

Contributing to Green Waste Management 
As a COP21 member country, China has made considerable efforts and investments in the area of sustainable environmental and waste management in recent years, and has also been turning its focus recently to the recovery of energy from organic waste. “For us as an international company, this project is a key milestone in establishing a foothold in the highly competitive Chinese market. We are also proud of the contribution we are thus making to sustainable waste management in China,” said Andres Kronenberg, Vice President Sales at HZI.

About Hitachi Zosen Inova
Zurich-based Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) is a global leader in energy from waste (EfW), operating as part of the Hitachi Zosen Corporation Group. Formed from the former Von Roll Inova, HZI acts as an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor delivering complete turnkey plants and system solutions for thermal and biological EfW recovery. Its solutions are based on efficient and environmentally sound technology, are thoroughly tested, can be flexibly adapted to user requirements, and cover the entire plant life cycle. The company’s customers range from experienced waste management companies to up-and-coming partners in new markets worldwide. HZI’s innovative and reliable waste and flue gas treatment solutions have been part of over 600 reference projects delivered since 1933. To find out more about HZI, please visit www.hz-inova.com.