Waste-to-energy from biogas in Punta Arenas
Biogas significantly contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, as it is composed primarily of Methane which has a warming potential 23 times higher than that of CO².
The majority of medium-sized landfills in Southern countries represent a serious danger for the environment as they are not exploited for energy purposes, due to the fact that major environmental groups are only interested in sites with a potential of over 10 MW.
The project consists of two investment phases:
- First phase: installation of a capture unit and destruction of biogas extracted from the landfill by a flaring system.
- Second phase: installation of generators operating on biogas which will produce electricity to be sold to the local network.
The project will cover a 15-year period and will help to cut greenhouse gas emissions by eliminating methane through combustion and producing electricity from renewable energy.
BIONERIS S.A. and its Chilean subsidiary Sociedad de Esplotacion de Biogases Australes