BIODOME® ASIA has completed a state-of-the-art anaerobic digestion plant in East Malaysia for the client Kubota Corporation.

The biogas plant will be owned by BBC Biogas Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of BBC Holdings Sdn Bhd, based in Bintulu. BIODOME® ASIA have designed, supplied and constructed a 10,000m³ glass-fused-to-steel digester tank complete with a BIODOME® Double Membrane Gas Holder Roof and a smaller 1,800m³ digester tank with a BIODOME® Single Membrane Roof.

No more open laguns

Generally palm oil mills treat the effluent discharged from plants manufacturing palm oil in open lagoons. The diffusion into the atmosphere of global warming gas and water quality pollution has become a significant problem. In recent years consumers of palm oil have strongly demanded environmental conservation and the Malaysian government has strengthened its water quality regulations for palm oil effluent, resulting in mills needing to take prompt measures.

The installation of digester tanks complete with BIODOME® roofs will make sure the biogas produced during the anaerobic digestion process is captured in the roofs and held there until ready to be released as renewable energy, significantly re-ducing the footprints released in the atmosphere.

The plant has a daily capacity of 936 tonnes based oil mill effluent and the biogas produced will be used to operate a brick factory to be built by BBC Holdings Sdn Bhd next to the plant, making the factory self-sufficient.

An integrated AD plant will reduce project costs, minimise footprints & eliminate the need to install fixed steel roofs, resulting in a quicker installation and lower operational costs.