HPP assisted Etelä-Karjalan Jätehuolto Oy in the procurement of a biogas facility. Renewable energy is generated from biowaste and sewage in the biogas facility. The biogas is then refined to a transport fuel, which may be used as fuel for biogas vehicles. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment granted an energy aid of approximately 2.2 million euros for the project. Energy aid is aimed at promoting renewable energy production, energy savings and energy efficiency. Watrec Oy acted as a tendering and construction consultant, and the contract was awarded to Envor Protech Oy.
Etelä-Karjalan Jätehuolto Oy is a circular economy company, established in 1996, that is jointly owned by cities of Lappeenranta and Imatra as well as the municipalities of Lemi, Luumäki, Parikkala, Rautjärvi, Ruokolahti, Savitaipale, and Taipalsaari. The company provides waste management services under the Waste Act to its owner municipalities.