MEMBER PRESS RELEASE – RNG Plant Manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER announce Bristola as US Service Partner
Planning, Construction and Service of Biogas Plants
German biogas plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER are pleased to announce the agreement of a Service Partnership in the USA, with Bristola, based centrally in Des Moines (Iowa). The common goal is to promote the expansion of renewable energies by building and servicing efficient biogas plants. Both companies have over 20 years of experience in the industry. During this time, WELTEC has designed and built over 350 biogas and RNG plants in 25 countries around the world.
WELTEC BIOPOWER had already successfully entered the US market in 2006 with the construction of two biogas plants in Wisconsin, both successfully converting dairy manures to electricity for over a decade. For some time now, the production of carbon negative RNG from manures and waste materials has been enjoying a major boom in the USA. WELTEC is currently working on a pipeline of projects across North America, based on the tried and tested German-engineered anaerobic digestion technology.
As a global market-leading technology provider, WELTEC understands that designing and building a biogas plant and handing it over on time, at full output is only part of the story. Local Service and Support is just as important as solid design and construction. With Bristola this can be reliably fulfilled. Bristola personnel will have full training in the construction and operation of WELTEC plants and will be able to call upon the full support and expertise of the WELTEC Service Department, Biology Department and other in-house experts to assist the US clients to get the best performance and uptime from their investments.
“At Bristola, we focus on the robot-controlled cleaning of tanks and lagoons. This procedure enables ´zero down-time cleaning’, as the tanks do not have to be emptied, saving both time and money”, explains Jared Burma, CEO of Bristola and adds:”I appreciate WELTEC’s expertise and many years of experience in the construction of biogas plants. The integration of our after-sales service in the technical area, combined with tank cleaning, results in synergies for all stakeholders.”
Dr Kevin Monson, International Sales Manager for WELTEC BIOPOWER, praises the good cooperation: “Aside from Bristola’s zero down-time tank cleaning solution, which will be of particular benefit to sand-bedded dairy RNG customers and food waste plants, Bristola’s high level of customer focus and commitment will benefit both WELTEC and our customers. Our US customers can have extra confidence knowing there are US boots on the ground and locally available spare parts. We are looking forward to developing this partnership in this fast-growing market.”
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The WELTEC Group from Vechta, Germany, has developed into a globally leading specialist for the construction and operation of biogas and biomethane plants since it was founded back in 2001. The Group designs, plans and sets up energy plants, operates them on a permanent or temporary basis, provides 24/7 service and delivers sustainable usage concepts for output flows, thereby covering the entire biogas value chain.
The establishment of individual, technically mature solutions up to a plant size of 10 MW is one of the strengths of WELTEC BIOPOWER. The high proportion of custom-developed components is a key success factor. Moreover, the use of stainless-steel technologies ensures flexible substrate input, quick and inexpensive assembly and a consistently high quality standard, regardless of the location. Following the commissioning, WELTEC‘s mechanical and biological service plays a significant role in ensuring the plant efficiency.
The company also boasts a wealth of experience in the field of biogas generation and utilisation. The company‘s nine decentralised plants generate 96 million standard m³ of biogas a year. Most of it is processed to biomethane and made available to energy suppliers and petrol station operators via the public gas network. Additionally, at 16 locations in Germany– e.g. in the field of horticulture, housing construction and healthcare as well as communities – the biomethane is used for generating heat within the framework of WELTEC energy contracting. The biogas specialist is well aware of the importance of customer and investor proximity. Accordingly, the Group‘s sales and service network spans the entire globe. The range of customers includes businesses from industries such as agriculture, food, waste and wastewater. So far, the 120 employees of the WELTEC Group have implemented more than 350 energy plants in 25 countries on five continents. These plants save about 485.000 tons of CO2eq a year.