Biogas plants have become a natural part of the Czech countryside. In many cases they bring new investments and jobs to regions beyond the industrial zones of large cities, bringing new development to rural areas.
A great example of this is the farm of Karel Kuthan in Suchohrdly, a village in South Moravia. Its owner started farming his family property after his academic career as a chemical engineer. The farm grows wheat and rapeseed, keeps pigs and operates a biogas plant which became an attractive opportunity for a Swedish investor who built a greenhouse next to the farm, Bylinky. The greenhouse is supplied with heat and electricity from the biogas plant to grow fresh herbs in plant pots all-year-round which are then sold in supermarkets. The available energy from the biogas plant has been central to this kind of investment.