LIFE BIOGASNET Project

Sustainable Biogas Purification System in Landfills and Municipal Solid Waste Treatment Plants.

LIFE BIOGASNET aims at demonstrating a new cost-effective and environmental friendly technology for biogas desulfurization based on biological processes, being able to obtain a high quality biogas and final valuable by-products.

The project focuses on the promotion of renewable energies production through the circular economy concept: reducing waste generation, reducing the carbon footprint of the desulfurization process, and producing secondary raw materials such as elemental sulphur and ammonium sulphate.

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Key actions

  • Preliminary assessment
  • Design construction and installation of a prototype
  • Operation in two-sites
  • Business plan, replication and transferability plans

Objectives

  • Reducing waste generation
  • Promoting a sustainable, low-carbon and technologically-advanced economy
  • Promoting resource efficient and competitive technologies
  • From waste to resource

Project prototypes

Two prototype plants installed in Spain and Greece

The project is developing a prototype to be constructed and operated in two different European facilities with different biogas sources in order to validate the technology and to demonstrate its robustness under different conditions.

First, the prototype has been installed and operated in Cádiz (Spain) with two main equipments: a nitrification bioreactor, fed by landfill leachate, and an anoxic bioscrubber fed by the effluent from the nitrification bioreactor and the biogas from the landfill wells. After 12 months, the prototype will be moved to a Municipal Solid Waste Management Plant (MSWTP) in Athens (Greece), where it will be operated for 12 months more, in order to obtain information about the performance of the Biogasnet technology in another different scenario.

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The consortium

BIOGASNET project is led by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and 5 additional partners contributing to the project: a technological centre (Eurecat), two public universities (the University of Cádiz and the National Technical University of Athens), one engineering company (AERIS Tecnologías Ambientales SL) and one end-user (BIORECICLAJE de Cádiz SA).

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