Energy Trading in cooperation with the Cretan Energy SA, founded three new companies: Cretan Biogas 1,2 and 3 IKE aiming to produce electricity from biogas and biofuels in northern Crete . The companies submitted requests to the appropriate system administrator (Local System Operator) and won favourable priority system of Crete .
Specifically, the companies submitted a total licenses: 1,66 MW in the prefectures of Heraklion and Rethymnon . The aim is to use raw materials as regional super market waste and farms wastes in the process of anaerobic digestion. At the same time another part of these power plants will use as feedstock used oil (cooking oil) in Internal Combustion Engines and wood chips gasification process of 250kW.
The projects are expected to be licensed network connection soon and then the company will continue with the environmental permitting.