Chile Metrogas wants to produce biogas for vehicles - report
Chilean natural gas distributor Metrogas is working on a project to process street market waste into biogas for vehicles in two years, Diario Financiero reported on Monday.
The company has successfully completed research tests and will install a pilot anaerobic digestion plant in 2016 by investing up to USD 350,000 (EUR 313,000), which should be followed by an industrial plant in the next years. In Santiago city alone, organic waste from street markets allow for the production of 3.5 million cu m (123.6m cu ft) of biogas per year. Once purified, the biogas will be sent to filling stations selling natural gas to vehicles like taxis and commercial fleets.
Danilo Flores, innovation manager, said the company will apply for public funds to co-finance the final project and will collaborate with municipalities, universities and private companies.
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