Inhabitants of the Itaipu Technological Park (PTI) now have a more sustainable and environmentally friendly transport. Recently, the bus fleet that offers internal transport services introduced a vehicle driven by the fuel obtained from the purification of biogas generated in the activities related to food production.
The action is part of a joint venture carried out by Itaipu Binacional, the PTI Foundation, Scania Brazil, Haacke Farm and the International Centre for Renewable Energy – Biogas (CIBiogás-ER). The aim is to demonstrate, monitor and regulate the production of biogas converted into biomethane and make it an alternative for urban and rural mobility.
The bus model used in the project is a Scania Euro 6, which was manufactured in Sweden and was originally designed to run on CNG. The 15-meter long and 120- passenger capacity vehicle has important devices that help monitor fuel quality.
Biomethane used in the project is produced in the Haacke Farm, located in the town of Santa Helena, Paraná. The site has a herd of 80,000 laying hens and 750 cattle that produce a total of 960 cubic meters of biomethane per day as a result of the manure generated.
“From there, we are compressing it into cylinders and transporting it by trucks to the PTI, where we´ve built a fueling site that help supplying the Scania Euro 6 bus,” said Cícero Bley Junior, Superintendent, Renewable Energy, Itaipu Platform.
Source: PTI – Web Rádio Água.