Valencian energy engineering Genia Bioenergyhas been awarded the engineering contract for the construction of a plant that will produce biomethane and electricity to supply the Indian airport of Bangalore from its own organic waste. The Bangalore airport plant, which has involved an investment of 3 million euros, will be based on Genia Bioenergy's own Small Biogas technology, which will be in charge of the design, engineering, selection of technologies, supply of the main equipment and commissioning. on going. One of the innovative technical characteristics will be the application of a previous process of separation of organic material from other packaging waste that achieves up to 95% purity, something that will allow the use of digestate (material remaining after biodigestion) as fertilizers and amendments. for agriculture, according to the company.
The facility - Genia Bioenergy reports - will be capable of producing 2.25 million milligrams per cubic meter per year of gas from renewable sources, which will represent 14,625 megawatt hours of total energy that will be used to generate electricity through a 500 kilowatt generator motor. (kW) and biomethane (CNG) for use by airport vehicles. For this, anaerobic digestion (biomethanisation) offers a sustainable solution to the treatment of this waste and produces energy for the operation of the airport itself, mainly from the catering waste from flights, bio-waste from kitchens and restaurants, sludge from the airport treatment plant or any other organic waste generated at the facilities.
Bernat Chulià, Director of Studies and Projects at Genia Bioenergy: "Bangalore airport has selected our technology for the integrated plant model that allows a great optimization of costs and efficiency, in addition to the name that we are gaining in the country, where we have already closed the engineering for another 11 large biogas facilities from the straw of rice crops "