In Shymkent, launching took place of the first Central Asian biogas facility of the 0.5 MW capacity, as per information of the OtyrarTV Channel. The project is implemented in accordance with the ‘Concept of Transition to Green Economy’ authorized by a Presidential Decree.
The Region Governor Zhanseit Tuymebaev attending the solemn launching ceremony marked that the project had been demonstrated at the EXPO-2017 International Specialized Exhibition by South Kazakhstan Region.
“In the complex of this facility, new technologies are used of Czech ‘HEDVIGA GROUP’ Company offered at the International Exhibition. The distinguishing feature of the technology is heating and electric power generation by way of treatment of waste water from the city treatment plants and extraction of biogas out of it. As a result, this technology considerably reduces pollution and assists environmental improvement. In general, the Region accounts for development of renewable energy sources sector. For example, implementation of 14 projects is planned in the Region of the total capacity of 183.9 MW. By today, 4 projects have already been implemented,” said Zhanseit Tuymebaev.
The project initiator is the ‘Water Resources Marketing’ LLP. The project cost amounts to KZT 2 B 200 M. The facility processes agricultural waste and daily generates 300 cubic meters of methane containing gas. 20 new jobs have been created.
The generated energy will cover the enterprise’s own need in heating energy and up to 50% need in electric power.
The South Kazakhstan Region was the first to respond to Head of State’s call to implement projects displayed at the EXPO-2017 International Specialized Exhibition: Future Energy. A plan of phased commissioning of energy facilities on renewable energy sources (RES) has been developed in the Region.
Of the 14 planned facilities with the total capacity of 183.9 MW, 4 projects have been already implemented, and by the end of the year, another small hydro power station will be commissioned in Kazygurt District of the Region. We may also remind you that construction of a 20 MW solar power station has started in Saryagash District, and a 5 MW solar power station in Maktaaral District near the city of Zhetysay.