Since February, a lot of work has been going on at the BioCat facility in Avedøre, and the tireless efforts from the partners on site have brought the facility even closer to completion.
At this point, both electrolyzer units are installed on site and are ready for production. In fact, they have already been generating hydrogen for the power-to-gas process.
Furthermore, all the external connections to the BioCat plant have been completed, including connections for biogas, hydrogen (H2), supply of cooling water, electrical supply and internet connection. Additionally, the project has purchased a water treatment unit to the improve water quality so it meets electrolyzer requirements – this unit has also been connected.
When operating a plant like this one, there is of course a lot of focus on safety, and a number of permits are required. Currently, the municipality have granted the the BioCat project a permit for waste water, and BIOFOS has released the supply of biogas since all safety instructions were satisfactory.
The project has also received a temporary permit from the Danish Safety Technology Authority to run the plant during commissioning. Also, a notified body has inspected the plant and issued the maintenance and inspection documentation, which is an important step towards receiving the permit to run the plant according to the working regulatory agency.
As a result of this progress, the project expects the first gas injection and culture inoculation to take place this week.