November 7 (Renewables Now) - Spanish pulp mills operator Ence Energia y Celulosa SA (BME:ENC) announced on Tuesday it has signed an agreement with local company Enagas to produce renewable gases from biomass.
With this agreement, the companies are looking to take advantage of biomass surplus to generate green hydrogen and synthetic natural gas, Ence said in its press release.
These gases can be used in the industry, mobility or be injected directly into the network of gas pipelines and be stored efficiently in currently available gas infrastructure. The project will also contribute to the creation of sustainable employment in rural areas.
According to Ence, Spain has great potential for this type of technology because of the large existing forests that are in need of cleaning to prevent fires and the high volume of unused agricultural biomass that is being burned without control and thus pollute the area.