Fangel Biogas Plant was built by Bigadan as a turnkey project in 1988/1989 on the initiative of local farmers in order to improve the environment when handling slurry. Since 2001, Fangel Bioenergi has been owned and operated by Bigadan.
The plant receives animal slurry from local farmers and industrial organic waste mainly from local food processing companies. In the biogas process tanks, the animal slurry and industrial waste transform into biogas and environmentally friendly fertiliser. The biogas is converted into electricity and district heat by the plant's gas engines.
From 2002 to 2005, Fangel Bioenergi went through a 50 % enlargement and renovation, and today it is a well-performing modern biogas plant.
Further expansion in 2012 included a new digester, a receiving tank and an additional pasteurization tank, which increased the daily capacity from 220 to 320 tonnes of biomass.
With the installation of a grinder for slaughterhouse waste in 2013, the biogas plant is now equipped to exploit this type of biomass in addition to the slurry.
In 2015 and 2016, a new gas engine was installed and a 4.000 m³ digester and hall for biomass was built resulting in an increased capacity and biogas production.