On Friday October 29, the students of the Master’s degree in Engineering and Environment from the Polytechnic University of Valencia visited the LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 pilot plant, located at the Quart-Benàger WWTP (Valencia). The plant manager and technical participant in the project Pau Granell, explained the origin of the project, as well as the expected objectives and the results achieved until nowadays.
LIFE ECOdigestion 2.0 features a software which enables to automatically control the pumping of organic wastes into anaerobic digesters in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) to maximise the production of on-demand biogas – a renewable source of energy.
This project has a 970,000 euro budget and has a duration of four years (2020-2024). It is being led by Global Omnium Medioambiente (Spain) and is partnered by Finnovaregio (Belgium) and Águas do Centro Litoral (Portugal). The production of biogas to cover the energy demand and to reduce the amount of wastes in landfills complies with the provisions set forth under the EU’s Landfill Directive.