The National Bank for Economic and Social Development of Brazil invests 8.5 million euros in a new biogas plant

The Brazilian National Bank for Economic and Social Development invests 8.5 million euros in a new biogas plant | Bioenergy Insight Magazine

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The Brazilian National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) has announced that it will finance the implementation of a CRI GEO biogas plant for the production of biogas and electricity from biodegradable waste.
It is being built in the municipality of Elias Fausto in the state of São Paulo and is expected to enter service in March 2024.
The BNDES investment will amount to 44 million reais (8.5 million euros), approximately 80% of the total amount of the investment of 56.2 million reais (10.8 million euros). ). The resources will be transferred by the National Climate Change Fund (FNMC), within the framework of the Climate Fund Program, supplemented by BNDES’ own funds. funding.
The plant will include two digesters, a gas holder and engine generators, and will contain an installed capacity of 2.15 MW for power generation – with the capacity to produce 4.5 million m³ of biomethane (purified biogas) per year. This is in addition to more than nine thousand tons of biofertilizers per year.
The project will take advantage of biodegradable waste from large industries located near the plant. Thus, in addition to ensuring the proper disposal of this material, the project will also promote the capture of methane (a greenhouse gas 34 times more harmful in the atmosphere than CO2) which would be emitted by the decomposition of organic waste. .
Part of the electricity produced will be consumed by CRI GEO Biogaz itself and the surplus will be injected into the distribution network of the local energy concessionaire.
The biomethane produced will be able to replace the diesel consumed in the CRI GEO Biogas fleet, in addition to being marketed to industries that currently consume fossil fuels such as natural gas, LPG and diesel. The biofertilizer, a 100% organic by-product generated in the production process, will be used as fertilizer in the agricultural areas of the region.

Joel C. Hicks