UK launch for anaerobic digestion tanking system

Paul Boughton

BCI Process, the specialist pipework, fabrication and tank system provider has launched the Lipp tanking system to the UK market. The technology, which originated in Germany, has been used to create over 3,000 anaerobic digestion plants around the world.

The Lipp system uses a dual skin tank construction method which is manufactured on site to create a gas tight container that can be adapted for storage or used as a digester tank with a water jacket, insulation and exterior cladding.

The double fold construction method creates both a smooth stainless steel interior surface and a structural ridge on the exterior that provides both rigidity and total protection from leaks.

BCI Process  launched the systems at The Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and Biogas Association (ADBA) trade show at the NEC, Birmingham, UK.

Andrew Shedden, UK Sales and Marketing Manager for BCI Process, commented: “Electricity feed-in tariffs have favoured other markets such as Germany and Italy for localised energy plant construction – until now. The UK has the right conditions for a far greater use of biogas production plants fuelled by feed crops, food waste, animal slurry or a mixture of feed-in materials.
“In order for an AD plant to produce a consistent ROI and keep-up with finance arrangements or investment plans, it has to operate efficiently and consistently over a long period of time. This is why we have chosen the Lipp tank system to compliment our pipework and fabrication expertise, gained over 30 years supplying the food, brewing and utility industries.

“There are thousands of Lipp tanks in use around the world, many over 30 year old and to our knowledge, none have ever failed. They represent a virtually maintenance free solution for storage and digester requirements, with a huge range of profiles for different digestates, so that we can reliably predict and deliver on performance targets on gas production and ultimately ROI.

The Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and Biogas Association ADBA was established in 2009 as a not-for-profit organisation representing businesses in the anaerobic digestion sector, to help remove the barriers to growth for the industry and to promote the benefits of AD to the UK market.

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