The Renewable Natural Gas Mixed Unit project, promoted by Naturgy and EnergyLab, was recognized in the 7th edition of the Galicia Energy Awards for the launch of the pilot for the generation of biomethane from the biogas produced in the purification process of wastewater. The project has the participation of EDAR Bens S.A., a supra-municipal public company that provides service in the A Coruña metropolitan area, and has two priority lines of work: the injection of renewable gas into the grid and its use as fuel in sustainable mobility.
The work carried out by the Mixed Renewable Gas Unit has already made it possible to operate a regular-line bus for almost 100,000 kilometers. With the renewable gas production potential of EDAR Bens S.A., once injected into the gas network, the annual energy needs of nearly 2,800 homes could be covered. Regarding its use in mobility, sufficient fuel would be generated to supply a fleet of 3,000 passenger cars or more than 60 dedicated urban buses for a year.
The Mixed Renewable Gas Unit is a joint project of Naturgy, the EnergyLab Technology Center and EDAR Bens SA. It is funded by the European Union within the framework of the FEDER Galicia 2014-2020 Operational Program and is co-financed by the Galician Axencia of Innovation (GAIN) of the Xunta de Galicia.
The Galicia Energy Awards, granted by the Association of Industrial Engineers of Galicia (AIIG), in collaboration with the Illustrious Official College of Industrial Engineers of Galicia (ICOIIG), recognize each year the best careers and projects in promoting and implementing good practices in the field of energy, as well as the contributions made by professionals or entities.
The creation of the Mixed Renewable Gas Unit responds to Naturgy’s commitment to the energy transition, the decarbonization of the mobility sector, and the fight against climate change and environmental deterioration. The energy company participates in several projects to boost renewable natural gas.
Source: Edar Bens