On Friday 11 December, biogas plant FÖRKA’s special equipped truck arrived at the Strond hatchery to pick up bio-organic residual waste from the production. The biological waste was transported to Bakkafrost’s biogas plant FÖRKA, where it will be used for production of green energy.
- This is a huge step towards our goal to utilize all material from our salmon production. We are privileged to be among the first movers in the Faroe Islands to use biological waste to produce green energy, says Rógvi Jacobsen, operations manager at the Strond hatchery.
Lately, the employees at FÖRKA have been preparing different equipment to ensure a safe handling of the biological waste. A disinfection system has been developed for the truck to make it capable of transporting bio-organic manure.
- At FÖRKA, we have a truck that is special equipped for transporting biological waste from the Strond hatchery to FÖRKA. We have developed a disinfection system to disinfect the truck to ensure that no salmon-related diseases are spread when the truck transports the bio-organic manure to the farmers. When green energy is produced of the biological waste, the leftovers are used for bio-organic manure, which contains valuable nutrients, which are used for manuring in different parts of the country. For agriculture this means reduced consumption of imported fertilizers, says Fróði Mortensen, operations manager at FÖRKA.
Fróði Mortensen expects that around 10.000 m3 of biological waste will be transported from the hatchery at Strond to FÖRKA a year. The total annual production will be 1.120 MWh, equivalent to the annual electricity use of 225 households.
Besides producing energy from the biological waste of the farming operations of Bakkafrost, FÖRKA produces energy from cow manure from farmers throughout the country.
In November, FÖRKA produced 212 MWh, equivalent to the monthly use of 510 households.