HAM Group has designed, installed and commissioned its third HAMikro station, which allows the refueling of biomethane obtained from wastewater treatment. The facility, owned by Aqualia, is located at the municipal water service facilities that the company has in Lleida and features a fuel compression system, using a low flow compressor, a structure that allows the storage of biomethane in high pressure tanks and a dispenser that allows the refueling of vehicles.
The HAMikro station is part of the innovative SMART Green Gas project, co-financed by the European Union, with the aim of generating national renewable biofuels for CNG vehicles. The wastewater reaches the sewage treatment plant from the drains, dishwashers and washing machines of Lleida homes, and is treated to end up turning a by-product into a valuable resource, where “Well to Wheel” CO2 and H25 are selectively eliminated, reaching a quality so it can be used as vehicle fuel, with beneficial effects such as the reduction of the carbon footprint.
This project involves an important boost in the research and creation of alternative fuels in the automotive sector, thanks to the production of 100% local renewable gas, which in turn allows to advance in the development of a circular economy and resilient cities.
Grupo HAM is at the forefront of all activities related to LNG, CNG and NGV, and is a benchmark for developing, through their R+D+i department, actions linked to the creation, development and start-up of projects such as the HAMikro station. This year the company plans to carry out more than 30 natural gas-related projects.
A major supporter of sustainable mobility and a pioneer in the promotion of natural gas in the Iberian Peninsula, Grupo HAM already gave their support to AltFuels Iberia 2019 as Gold Sponsor. The event, taking place on 11-14 June at IFEMA Trade Center, Madrid, will consist of first level conferences and exhibition of vehicles of all kinds, refueling stations, components, plants, road and marine engines, as well as the entire universe of the alternative fuels industry with the latest technological developments, multiple options for networking, business and new advances. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.