Poland

Status quo biogas plants and biomethane plants

In last decade deployment of agricultural biogas technology developes dynamiccally and are supposed to become a very signicficant player on the power market. In order to use potential, Polish government has prepared in 2009 the program entitled ‘Directions for agricultural biogas-plants development in Poland in 2010-2020." It assumes that to 2020 in every Polish rural comunity at least one biogas plant will be built - that means nearly 2000 new investitions. At present, the interest towards agricultural biogas technology increasing, curently some 300 projects are under preparation.

By 2010 more than 200 bio gas fuelled power plants have been realised, most of them landfill or sewage gas facilities. These are no existing biogas plants in Poland with upgrading capacity for biomethane production but first investors submitted applications for connection to the network.

Existing biogas plants 

By 2010 more than 200 bio gas fuelled power plants have been realised, most of them landfill or sewage gas facilities and only 34 plants running on agricultural biomass or bio wastes (Table below). All these plants convert biogas directly to electricity; upgrading plants that produce biomethane have not been in operation or under construction until now.

No. Location Year of commissioning Installed electrical capacity [MW] Feedstock
*) date of the entry in the register of the Agricultural Market Agency
1 Koczała 2009 2,13 pig manure, silage, food industry derived wastes
2 Pawłowkowo 2005 0,95 Organic, mix
3 Plaszczyca 2008 0,63 pig manure, silage, oil-derived wastes
4 Nacław 2010 0,63 manure, maize silage
5 Świelino 2010 0,63 pig manure with supplementary components: corn silage, glycerine and products and semi products of crop and feed production
6 Uniechówek 2011 1,063 pig manure with supplementary components: corn silage, glycerine and products and semi products of crop and feed production
7 Giżyno 2011 1,063 pig manure with supplementary components: corn silage, glycerine and products and semi products of crop and feed production
8 Kujanki 2008 0,33 pig manure
9 Niedoradz 2009 0,25 pig manure, chicken wastes
10 Kalsk 2010 1,14 maize silage, sorgo, manure
11 Liszkowo 2009 2,126 food industry derived wastes
12 Skrzatusz 2011 0,526 waste processing industry: distillers' Grains, potato pulp, waste from carrots
13 Grzmiąca 2011 1,6 maize silage
14 Świdnica 2011 0,9 silage and grass maize
15 Łany wielkie 2011 0,526 manure, distillers' Grains
16 Uhnin 2011 1,2 maize silage, rye and grass, organic wastes
17 Konopnica 2012 1,998 corn and grass silage
18 Mełno 2013 1,6 distillers
19 Piaski 2011 1 liquid wastes from diary
20 Zbiersk 2012*) 1,6
21 Boleszyn 2012 2 corn silage, pig manure
22 Klępsk 2013 1 Pig manure, corn silage
23 Szklarka Myślniewska 2012*) 0,66 corn and lucerne silage, manure
24 Piekoszów 2012 0,8 corn silage, pig manure, slaughterhouse waste
25 Zalesie 2012 2 pig manure (main), potato and beets wastes
26 Lębork 2012*) 1,2 corn and rye silage
27 Strzelin 2012 2 beet pulp, beetroot marc
28 Koczergi 2013*) 1,2 corn silage
29 Kostkowice 2010 0,6 manure, organic wastes
30 Zaścianki 2011 1,2 corn silage
31 Kobierzyce 2013*) 0,526
32 Rypin 2013*) 1,875 corn silage
33 Łęguty 2012 1,2 corn silage, pig manure, distillers, glycerine,
34 Studzionka 2009 0,03 pig manure, chicken wastes

Existing biogas plants running on agricultural biomass or biowastes

Map of existing and planned biogas plants running on agricultural biomass or biowastes can be found here.

Existing biomethane plants

Upgrading plants that produce biomethane have not been in operation or under construction until now. 

Gas grid connected biomethane plants

There are no biogas upgrading plants for biomethane production.

Non gas grid connected biomethane plants

There are no biogas upgrading plants for biomethane production.

Applied upgrading technologies

There are no biogas upgrading plants for biomethane production.