El biometano, definitiva oportunidad de desarrollo para el biogás como proceso maduro y sostenible

Biomethane, a definitve opportunity for the development of biogas as a mature sustainable process

The development of biogas has received very little support in Spain compared to other European countries, especially in the area of agricultural waste. This has repercussions on the potential development of biomethane. Public authorities must, therefore, lend support to issues such as the management of biodegradable waste from the agricultural sector and the establishment of regulations that allow the production and use of biofertilisers from digestate.

In Depth: Analysis of the waste sector in 2021 and forecasts for 2022

We begin 2022 with FuturENVIRO’s special issue of the year on waste, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2021”. In this section, leading actors and trade associations from the sector offer a review of the most significant events in the waste industry during the past year.

How to transform waste into green energy

The project to purify biogas from the Can Mata controlled landfill in Barcelona will make this Ferrovial Services facility the first in Spain to recover landfill gas for conversion into biomethane and injection into the natural gas transmission grid.

Thermal drying: how to solve an environmental problem and obtain a value-added product

Grupo Neoelectra implements a thermal drying system driven by combined heat and power (CHP) at the company’s manure treatment plant in Artajona (Navarra). This enables the sludge produced in wastewater treatment plants to be...

The great potential of biomass in the agriculture and forestry sector

The great potential of biomass in the agriculture and forestry sector

In Depth: Analysis of the waste sector in 2020 and forecasts for 2021

Empezamos el año con un primer número especial de agua de FuturENVIRO, con nuestra ya instaurada sección especial denominada “A Fondo: Análisis 2020”. Una sección en las que personalidades y asociaciones del sector del agua hacen un repaso de los acontecimientos más importantes en el sector del agua durante el año.

LIFE LANDFILL BIOFUEL project: Production of a renewable fuel, biomethane, from municipal solid waste

The planet is now facing major challenges associated with our current way of life, including demographic growth, waste management and the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions. In light of these and other problems, the...

We were inspired by microorganisms to improve waste treatment

The microbiota is the set of microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, etc.) that live in a particular environment. Our digestive system benefits from its presence, as these microorganisms produce energy and vitamins and help absorb calcium...

Renewable gases in Spain 2020

Influenced by this technological reality in Europe and the foreseeable influx of funds associated with “green reconstruction”, several renewable gas projects are being undertaken in Spain. Practically all agro-industrial biogas plants, landfills, large WWTPs...

Fundão and Viseu biomass plants

Gestamp Biomass and FPT Energia e Ambiente have developed two biomass power plants located in Fundão and Viseu, in Portugal, each with an installed capacity of 15 MWe. Marguerite Fund, the pan-European fund headquartered...

IN DEPTH: ANALYSIS OF THE WASTE SECTOR IN 2019

We begin 2020 with FuturENVIRO’s first special issue of the year on waste, featuring our by now well established section entitled “In depth: Analysis of 2019”.  In this section, leading actors and trade associations from the...

BIOGAS UPGRADING SYSTEM TO LARGEST WWTP IN THE NETHERLANDS

  Operational management and maintenance of the Harnaschpolder Wastewater Treatment Plant in Den Hoorn is carried out by Delfluent Services B.V. on behalf of the Delfland Water Authority. At this WWTP, approximately 6.5 million Nm3...

RENEWABLE GAS PLANT IN SPAIN FOR TRANSPORT FUEL PRODUCTION

  This renewable gas plant was built within the framework of the Life Methamorphosis project, which has the objective of demonstrating innovative technologies. The project is coordinated by Aqualia and the project consortium is made...

THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY: ECOLOGY AND WOMEN

Climate change occupies a central position within this concern for the environment. Euskadi’s contribution to climate change is small in quantitative terms (0.5% of total EU emissions). Nonetheless, since the basic principle governing international...

ALKIA ENERGY designs and executes landfill biogas recovery facility at Ecocentral Granada

ALKIA ENERGY SL, a company with great expertise in availing of residual gases for large energy consumers, carried out the preliminary project study and designed an energy solution encompassing all the important aspects of...

BIOFERTILISERS FROM BIOGAS PLANT DIGESTATES. LIFE IN BRIEF CONCLUDES SUCCESSFULLY

Subsequent to three years of work, the Life In Brief (LIFE14 ENV/ES/000427) project has concluded. The project was a joint effort featuring companies from the fertiliser sector, biogas plants, engineering companies, agricultural services companies...

NEW LANDFILL BIOGAS RECOVERY FACILITY AT ECOCENTRAL GRANADA

Ecocentral Granada is a mechanical-biological treatment facility where municipal solid waste from the province of Granada is processed. It is located in the municipality of Alhendín, around 15 km south of the city of...

Energy-from-Waste firm brings industry-leading Spanish eco boilers to UK

Macclesfield-based Tidy Planet has partnered with Spanish energy generation specialists SUGIMAT to become the UK’s exclusive distributor of their industry-leading boilers. With 40 years’ experience, SUGIMAT is a company which is globally renowned for its...

ANSWER demonstration project: Eco-efficient solution to obtain reclaimed water and energy, and recover resources

  The objective of the LIFE ANSWER project (Advanced nutrient solutions with electrochemical recovery) is to demonstrate an integrated solution for water reuse, and the recovery of resources and energy from wastewater. The process is...

Vexor swears by Lindner’s expertise to produce high-tech refuse-derived fuels

Lindner previously supplied a Komet 2800 HP for refuse-derived fuel production in Medina, Ohio, the headquarters of the American waste management company that was founded in 1999. Designed and built by Lindner, a plant...

Biogasnalia biogas plant in Villalonquéjar (Burgos)

In mid-November, AGF completed the construction and commissioning of the biogas plant built on a turnkey basis for Biogasnalia at the latter company’s facilities in the Villalonquéjar Industrial Park in Burgos, Spain. The contract...

Recycling equipment for greenhouse waste

Empresa Ejido Medio Ambiente S.A. was founded in 2001 as the result of a merger between Técnicas Medioambientales Tecmed S.A. and a group of local companies operating in the waste collection and transport sector. Tecmed...

Green fertilizer based on pig manure or digestate

The DIGESMART project is focused on lowering the costs for processing, storage and spreading of the digestate, while the project partners also want to create a higher value for digestate derivatives. For this reason,...

Bioenergy: key to sustainable growth

In recent years, the fields of energy and biofuels have undergone changes in terms of policy, consumer expectations and the environment. These changes have transformed the industry and obliged companies to adapt. In line...

Making the most of the pig

The pig is no longer simply a source of food. It has now become an alternative source of energy, as well as a source of products that can be recovered and used in agriculture....

World’s first wood-based renewable diesel

At the beginning of the year, Finnish company UPM began producing wood-based biodiesel on an industrial scale in the city of Lappeenranta, Finland. With an annual capacity of 120 million litres of UPM BioVerno...

The CB2G and the ButaNexT project: paving the way for a new generation of...

The main goal of the European ButaNexT (Next Generation Bio-butanol) project is to test, validate and optimise, at laboratory and pilot scale, each of the individual stages that form part of the production process...

Suez Environnement is inaugurating its new organic reuse centre in Faulquemont (France)

Jean-Marc Boursier, Executive Vice-President of SUEZ environnement in charge of recycling and reuse in Europe, and François Lavergne, President of the Faulquemont district authority and Vice-President of the Departmental Council of Moselle, will inaugurate...
LA BIOENERGÍA YA EMPLEA A 489.000 PROFESIONALES EN EUROPA

BIOENERGY EMPLOYS 489,000 PROFESSIONALS IN EUROPE TODAY

The importance of bioenergy in the EU’s energy mix The consumption of bioenergy in 2012 amounted to 102 Mtoe (million tonnes oil equivalent), almost double the figure for 2000. AEBIOM, the European Biomass Association, that...
PROYECTO DE APROVECHAMIENTO ENERGÉTICO DE BIOMASA EN EL SUR DE FRANCIA

BIOMASS ENERGY RECOVERY PROJECT IN SOUTHERN FRANCE EMSA

Forestcorte has over 12 years of experience in this sector in Portugal, Spain and France. EMSA, which has exclusive importation rights for the Irish Edge brand, has supplied Forestcorte with two machines: a Slayer...

METHODOLOGY TO RECYCLE UP TO 70% OF VEGETABLE, MEAT AND DAIRY WASTE

Every day in Europe thousands of tonnes of food subproducts end up as waste because they are not put to use. The agrifood sector of the Basque Autonomous Community generates annually 4 million tonnes...
Crónica de un “ biogás icidio”

Chronicle of a “biogascide”

We are now two months into the new year, a good time to review 2014 in terms of the agro-industrial biogas sector. As expected, there was not the slightest hint of improvement in a...

Biogas cleaning/conditioning. A requirement for optimal functioning of CHP systems

Biogas is obtained through the anaerobic decomposition (putrefaction) of organic matter. It contains methane (CH4) in varying proportions, ranging from 35% to 70%, a proportion which largely depends on production methods and the materials...

Biogas waste-to-energy facilities at the Abrera and Igualada WWTPS

In a regulatory environment in which renewable energies and the conversion of energy in cogeneration processes would seem to be responsible for the €30,000 million tariff deficit, there are still companies committed to the...
PLANTAS-DE-PELLETS

Operation and maintenance at pellet mills

In recent years, the market for pellets and biomass, an increasingly important market in Spain, has been growing at a significant pace. This trend will continue in the coming years, as there is a...