Brazil's Ponta Grossa plans biogas plant to reduce costs

Biogas plant. Source: EBRD (www.ebrd.com). All rights reserved.

September 9 (Renewables Now) - The municipality of Ponta Grossa in the Brazilian state of Parana said on Friday it intends to implement a biogas plant that could meet up to 30% of the energy consumption in local public structures.

The initiative is part of the local sustainable programme and involves the Brazilian International Centre for Renewable Energy (CIBiogas), which presented a technical and economic feasibility study of the potential plant.

The biogas plant would work with an initial processing capacity of 12 tonnes of organic waste per day, to be expanded to a maximum of 30 tonnes per day.

In addition to the plant, the government is also studying the possibility of adding electric vehicles in the future to its local fleet, Environment Secretary Paulo Barros noted.

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