Aragon's government executes viability studies on four biogas-to-power plants - report
Jun 21, 2013 - The local government of the northern Spanish region of Aragon is carrying out viability studies on four biogas-to-power plants.
Although the construction of the four plants is already completed, the introduction of a law limiting the incentives for renewable energy projects in 2012 led to the delay in their launch, news portal Alimarket-Energia said yesterday.
The average investment in the construction of each of the four plants stood at some EUR 5 million (USD 6.6m).
The energy reform of the central government, however, may allow the launch of the four facilities, as they will be able to supply electricity to the farms supplying the biogas raw material.
The biogas-to-power plants are owned by Aragon's water institute Instituto Aragones del Agua and have an additional process for treatment of organic waste, which makes their cost higher.
The average output of each of the four biogas-to-power plants is estimated at 500 kW annually.