Valoriza Agua is executing the Smart • Met • Value research project to obtain a renewable and local biofuel through biogas production processes that take place in the wastewater treatment plants (WWTP).
The project, which is being carried out in the WWTP that Valoriza Agua manages in Guadalajara, consists of the design of a cleaning system for the biogas that is generated in the anaerobic digestion processes that take place in these facilities to obtain a biomethane with quality for its network injection and other uses such as transport. With HAM technology, the company already offers supply of this renewable fuel to vehicles.
The Smart • Met • Value includes four differentiated technological goals: development of a gas absorption model for biogas; development of a methane purification technology of high efficiency but with energy consumption significantly lower than currently used, obtaining a prototype for the mixing of gases, obtaining biomethane that complies with the current regulations (PD001).
The ultimate goal of the project is to develop a series of operational prototypes that help demonstrate and validate a totally ground-breaking technology that, together with innovative biogas cleaning systems that reduce both CAPEX and OPEX by nearly 80%, will contribute to optimize the biomethane recovery process together with the development of a prototype based on a mixture of gases (blending). The final product obtained will be a biomethane with properties similar to natural gas at a competitive cost for its commercialization.
The development of this R & D project was supported by the Center for Technological and Industrial Development (CDTI), co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Plurirregional Operational Program for Smart Growth 2014-2020.
Source: Valoriza Agua