The aim of LIFE LANDFILL BIOFUEL is to demonstrate the technical performance of a cost effective solution based on the implementation of new exploitation techniques of the waste cells to enhance the biogas production and off-gases recovery from landfills together with an innovative biogas upgrading technology consisting on Vacuum Pressure Swing Adsorption (VPSA).
This new process will produce an alternative biofuel (1,584 million m3/year of biomethane) from a ground-breaking sustainable source as landfills, improving air quality and contributing to a sustainable road transport mobility. The demo plant at pre- industrial scale is in Alhendín (Granada/Spain) and will have an input of biogas extracted from the landfill of 378 m3/h– 1/4 of an industrial scale producing an output of 200 m3/h of biomethane.
Significant reduction of air pollutants generated by RNG and CO2 emissions compared to diesel vehicles.
Increase the enrichment of biomethane (up to 96,7%).
Enhance of biogas recovery from landfills (+7%).
Supplementary business model to commercialize the biomethane.
5 full time and 8 part-time jobs during the demo.
To plan replication to 2 landfills in Europe.
To foster deployment of the new circular approach in EU.
- Characterization and optimization of recovery of landfill biogas.
- Design, construction and operation of a biogas upgrading plant to obtain high purity biomethane.
- Demonstration of technology by use of the biomethane in transport and injection in the NG grid.
- Development of the replication and transferability plan.
- Monitoring of the technical-environmental and socio-economic impact of the project.
- Dissemination of results and networking with other projects.
- Demonstration of VPSA technology to valorize landfill gases and produce biomethane for use in transport and injection in the NG grid.
- Design, construction and operation of an up-grading biogas plant with VPSA technology (capacity: 378 m3 / h and production of 200 m3 / h of biomethane) at the FCC S.A facilities in Granada (Spain).
- Improvement of air quality, sustainable mobility by road. Contribution to the progressive de-carbonization of the industrial / transport sector.
ENV/ES/000256-LIFE LANDFILL BIOFUEL
Total budget: 4.674.626 €
Duration: 01-JUL-2019 to 30-JUN -2023
Raúl Piñero Hernanz
Division of Agrifood and Processes
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