Biogas from a cows farm as source of sustainable energy and heat for a new neighborhood.
Description of the Process
The energy for heat and electricity in the new neighborhood "De Zuidlanden" (Leeuwardeen) is provided by cows from the experimental farm "Nij Bosma Zathe" which is adjacent to the new residential area. The application of biogas on this scale, over 700 houses, is unique in the Netherlands. The CHP (Combined Heat and Power) plant Essent Heat in the De Zuidlanden is a building with aesthetical quality which is now fully operational. The building is inspired by the colors and roof surfaces of a Frisian farm. With its orange roof tiles is a striking silhouette in the green landscape.