The world’s first Bioboksi biogas plant will be delivered to a farm owned by Ilkka Herlin and Saara Kankaanrinta. BioGTS will deliver the unique biogas plant to the Kuitia farm during 2016.
Ilkka Herlin, founder of the Elävä Itämeri (Living Baltic Sea) foundation and chairman of the board of Cargotec Oy, has signed an order contract for a Bioboksi biogas plant with BioGTS Oy. The Bioboksi to be delivered to Herlin is the first new concept biogas plant of its kind. BioGTS’ Bioboksi concept is based on an idea of local fuel, where fuel for vehicles is produced at the same place where it is pumped into gas trucks or fed into the natural gas network. The Bioboksi biogas plant system combines a small commercial-scale biogas plant, a biogas upgrading unit and a biomethane filling station for vehicles into one compact whole. A Bioboksi plant utilizes things like grass and dry cow manure to produce energy (electricity, heating, fuel) for the farm’s own use.
The Kuitia manor owned by Ilkka Herlin and Saara Kankaanrinta in Parainen in southwestern Finland will receive the first Bioboksi plant in the world. The plant is scheduled to start operating in early 2016.
Herlin’s goal is to make the 800-hectare farm emission-free and self-sufficient in both energy production and nutrient recycling. In the Bioboksi project, processing waste from the biogas plant is used to develop high-quality nutrient products whose optimized composition helps improve the soil and makes microbes in the soil utilize nutrients more efficiently.