- 2022 is the International Year of Basic Sciences for sustainable development.
- LIFEECODIGESTION 2.0 is born to support the production of biogas as green energy.
On 10th of November, it marks World Science Day for Peace and Development, a day that highlights the indispensable role of science in society and the need for it in our daily lives. This day is especially important this year because 2022 was named the International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development and more than ever it is important to expand our knowledge about how extraordinary and fragile our planet is and to find sustainable solutions to maintain our home.
In recent years, sustainable development has gained global relevance as the consequences of human impact on the planet, such as rising temperatures, the destruction of biodiversity and pollution, have become increasingly evident. This, together with an expected population explosion by 2050, will result in a loss of more than 20% of natural ecosystems.
One of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is to ensure access to affordable, secure, sustainable and modern energy due to energy contributes exponentially to climate change and accounts for 60% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, the institutions highlight the importance of renewable energy sources which only reached 17% of final consumption in 2015. New sustainable and economic forms of energy must be sought to meet the green energy transition and, from this search, the LIFECODIGESTION 2.0 project was born to increase the production of biogas (from waste and mixtures processed in anaerobic digesters of WWWTPs) to 14%, a form of renewable energy and a green transition.
This initiative aims to become the most versatile digestion control tool on the market by achieving environmental and economic benefits by producing biogas through optimal waste exploitation. Thanks to this technology, it favours the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and offers cheaper energy by working together with science and meeting the SDGs to preserve the planet.