Naturgy has become the first company to inject renewable gas from landfills into the Spanish gas distribution network. The renewable gas plant, located in the Parc de l’Alba in Cerdanyola del Vallés (Barcelona) next to the Elena waste dump, has represented an investment of 2.2 million euros.
The plant will produce 12 gigawatt hours (GWh) per year of biomethane, which is equivalent to the annual consumption of 3,200 homes, and will avoid the emission into the atmosphere of 2,400 tons of CO2 / year, an amount equivalent to planting some 5,000 trees.
Part of the gas that will be injected into the network will be used to be supplied as fuel to vehicles at the Naturgy group stations, since it is a totally viable alternative for sustainable mobility.
With this installation, Naturgy «demonstrates its ability to carry out this type of project thanks to the strength of its distribution network, which is prepared to distribute renewable gases due to the investments made in recent years, the existing gas infrastructure in Spain and its contribution to the security of supply ”, stand out from the company chaired by Francisco Reynés.
Naturgy aims for all gas that circulates through its networks to be of renewable origin by 2050. The company is digitizing its entire distribution infrastructure with an eye to the massive entry of renewable gases, and has presented biomethane and hydrogen projects worth 4,000 million euros to the different Expressions of Interest to promote tractor projects within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan.
«The group is committed to the development of renewable gas on a commercial scale and has experience acquired in projects launched in recent years such as Methamorphosis, in Vilasana (Lleida), which has funding from the European Union, or the one located in the Bens wastewater treatment plant, in A Coruña, co-financed by the Xunta through Feder funds to produce biomethane ”, they emphasize.