Veolia switches on 12.4 MW of biogas plants in Brazil

Veolia biogas plant in Brazil. Image by Veolia (www.veolia.com)

October 11 (Renewables Now) - French water, waste and energy management group Veolia (EPA:VIE) announced last week it has started producing heat and power from three biogas plants in Brazil with a combined capacity of 12.4 MW.

Located at three waste management centres (CGRs) in Sao Paulo and Santa Catarina states, the facilities are capable of generating enough renewable power from the decomposition of organic waste to meet the demand of a city with approximately 42,000 inhabitants.

The move towards renewable power is part of the company’s mission to offer clean energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as established in its Ecological Transformation strategy.

In Brazil, Veolia is also studying other solutions to boost the use of biogas, such as the production of biomethane to be used in the country’s gas network or as fuel for cars.

The company expects that by end-2021, the biogas capture at its landfills will avoid the emissions of about 1.26 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent into the atmosphere, it noted.

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