The urban water and wastewater treatment plant in Baranovichi (Belarus) has recently signed an agreement which marks the beginning of the construction of a new biogas plant.
€2.9 million in loans from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) plus a grant from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) represent the financial aid needed for the completion of the project. The money will cover the installation of the biogas plant and auxiliary facilities, including detailed design of the planned investments, construction and reconstruction of concrete structures and buildings, supply and installation of mechanical, electrical and automation equipment and commissioning of the biogas plant and auxiliary facilities.
The new plant will provide waste treatment facilities of Baranovichi with its heat and electric power and it is due to be operating by 2018.
Given the nature of its economy which allows the city to be home to about 30 enterprises of heavy, light, food, chemical and wood-processing industries, the construction of a new biogas plant will make a mark on the reduction of environmental pollution caused by these industries.
According to a notice from the EBRD investment in this project is also aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emission, improving energy efficiency, as well as providing substitution of electricity consumption due to utilising biogas for electricity generation.