In November 2015, rice straw tests for biogas production have started.
The project is funded and supported by the federal state Brandenburg within the programme "Brandenburgischer Innovationsgutschein (BIG)" .
Suitability and an optimal operation mode for rice straw used inside the Bionova Biogas GmbH semi aerobic hydrolys process are tested.
January 2015 the successful commissioning of the biogas plant in Nanyang started.
The operator is the largest alcohol producing company of Tianguan in China.
The biogas plant is running only with maize straw and produces 6.000 m³ biogas, which has a methane content of 58 %, daily. In a CHP-Unit with 500 kW power electricity and heat are produced.