The last 26 June technology company ABENGOA (ABG.MC) inaugurated the demonstration plant with technology Waste to Biofuels (W2B), with capacity to process 25,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste, and produce up to 1.5 million liters of bioethanol suitable as fuel.
The plant, located in Babilafuente (Salamanca), uses the W2B technology developed by Abengoa for second generation biofuels from municipal solid waste by a process of fermentation and enzymatic hydrolysis, as reported by the company in a statement.
During the transformation process municipal solid waste is treated through the process of Active sanitizing with Geisebox ® technology developed by Ambiensys transforming organic matter in the organic, fiber rich in cellulose and hemicellulose, which later will be converted to bioethanol.
Abengoa notes that bioethanol production from municipal solid waste is a major technological advance in the waste management model, as it allows to increase the rate of recovery and minimize environmental impact, creating large benefits to society. It is a clean and renewable source that helps reduce dependence on fossil fuels and the emission into the atmosphere emissions of greenhouse gases per kilometer by 70%. Also maximizes recovery of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste and avoids the dumping of more than 80% of the waste.
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