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Administration and companies: together to promote renewables and curb climate change

12/23/2022 at 2:27 pm.
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Renewable gases are one of the few energy vectors that can be used to meet energy demand in the residential sector, as well as in high-temperature industrial processes, in transportation, and to generate electricity. For this reason, there are already several regional administrations rushing to introduce them in their local areas, in compliance with the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan 2021-2030.

With the REPowerEU scheme launched by the European Union, objectives were set for Spain, which is the third European country with the largest potential for development of renewable gases And, according to the latest study published by Sedigas, it has a biomethane production capacity of 137 TWh/year. However, despite efforts by the public and private sectors to regulate and increase investment in renewable gas, the sector is in need of a firm commitment To make the regional administrations a solid and stable base for its progress and unleash its full potential. For example, in Catalonia, we already have an example of success that can be extended to other communities.

reusable infrastructure

In June 2021, a milestone was marked in Spain’s energy transition with the first injection of renewable gas From a landfill in the distribution network in the Parc de l’Alba in Cerdanyola del Valles (Barcelona), near the Elena waste landfill. The project demonstrated Spain’s ability to carry out this type of activity, thanks to the investments made in recent years to strengthen its distribution network, the availability of gas infrastructure in Spain and the guarantee of supply.

To achieve this ambitious goal, we plan to support renewable gases Which sets objectives and encourages public-private collaboration in projects. Along these lines, and following the path that will lead us to the 2050 goal, last November, the Consorcio Besos Tordera (CBT) and the Consorcio Per la Gestio dels Residas del Valles Oriental (CGRVO) launched their first startups. Announced biomethane production and injection project in the Nedgia network.

biovo project

The project is a joint effort between Generalitat and the two associations and is an important milestone in their commitment to sustainability and Renewable energy, The idea is to use organic waste from the field to produce biomethane, a clean and renewable energy source. This will reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfill and help reduce emissions from the region’s electricity and gas networks.

The joint project is called BioVO, which aims to produce biomethane Taking advantage of part of the biogas produced during processing operations at the Valles Oriental Waste Management Consortium’s Anaerobic Digestion and Composting Plant and the Besos Tordera Consortium’s Granollers WWTP.

The project cost 2,800,000 euros and is subsidized by the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDAE) with more than one million euros, charged from the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). josepe monraThe president of the Beso Tordera consortium said that there is no other similar project in Catalonia or Spain, and noted that it was easy to reach an agreement to start it and find the right place for it.

For his part, Wallace, president of the Oriental Waste Management Consortium, albert camp, has highlighted that “renewable gases are presented as the ideal option to reduce CO2 emissions, and it is an energy that reinforces the concept of the circular economy”. This industrial development project, one of the pioneers in Catalonia and Spain, aims to transform the energy sector towards a more sustainable and efficient model. Furthermore, the project will not only create jobs and spur economic growth in the region, but also provide new opportunities for businesses and individuals. CBT & CGRVO They are convinced that this initiative will not only help reduce emissions and introduce sustainable energy production in the city, but also help stimulate the regional economy*.

injection of renewable gas This is a revolutionary technology that could have a huge impact on the future of our planet. by substituting fossil fuels for renewable gas, we can reduce our carbon footprint and help protect our environment. With continued investment and research, renewable gas injection has ability to make a difference In the fight against climate change.

gas network

Renewable gas injection involves taking biomethane and hydrogen and injecting them directly into existing gas networks. This renewable gas is used for combustion engines and turbines in the transport sector Power Generation, It is also used to generate heat in industrial processes and residential uses.

The biggest advantage of renewable gas injection is that it is almost zero emission, meaning it does not contribute to climate change or air pollution. Unlike fossil fuels such as coal and oil, renewable gas does not produce carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides or sulfur dioxide. This means that injecting renewable gas is a much cleaner and greener way of feeding our transport and electricity networks.

It can also be used to help reduce energy costs. By substituting natural gas for renewable gas, we can reduce our dependence on expensive fossil fuels and take advantage of the cost savings associated with its production. These cost savings can be reinvested in other sustainable energy initiatives, helping to further reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

*Source: Retema, Technical Journal on Environment.

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