Best performance in the energy sector - BEKON receives 'Watt d'Or'
BEKON was on 05/01/2012 by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy awarded the "Watt d'Or 2012" award for best performance in the energy sector. For six years, this award has honored outstanding Swiss projects in the energy sector. The Watt d'Or is a symbolic award for innovative and exemplary energy projects.
The biomass centre in Spiez opened in June 2011, was awarded by the jury because of the extensive recycling of green waste. Around 20,000 tons of biomass are processed in the digester and BEKON produces 1.5 million cubic meters of biogas annually. The owner, Oberland AG energy thus provides approximately 3,400 megawatt hours of electricity and 2,400 megawatt-hours of usable heating to customers in the area. In addition, approximately 10,000 cubic meters of quality compost is produced from the residual digestate.
BEKON contributes through its technology to a sustainable energy future.