Aggreko has signed a seven-year contract with Brazilian energy company EVA Energia for a 10 MW renewable power solution using landfill gas.
The world’s leading provider of mobile and modular power solutions will deliver a complete system, producing power from biogas derived from two locations - Seropédica in Rio de Janeiro State, the largest landfill site in Latin America, and Mauá in São Paulo State.
Aggreko will provide a flexible, fast and cost-efficient way of delivering cleaner energy for approximately 40,000 households in the region, achieving a carbon saving of more than 100,000 tons over contract’s life. The innovative solution uses landfill gas that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere. The total amount of methane emissions avoided totals 24,440,400 Nm3 annually.
Aggreko will deploy a turnkey solution, comprising of a total of eight 1.25 MW generators across the two sites, providing a total of 10 MW power.
The highly efficient gas generators employ the latest technology to enable the effective use of landfill gas as fuel and reduce emissions at both sites, surpassing regulatory standards significantly.
The Seropédica landfill is the largest in Latin America, with a capacity of up to 10,000 tons of waste per day, with the Mauá site, located in Sao Paulo state, receiving more than 3,000 tons per day.
The Seropédica and Mauá landfill sites have the potential to produce 73 million cubic metres of biogas each year, preventing harmful carbon dioxide and methane emissions from being released into the atmosphere and instead harnessing it to provide power for local residents.
Pablo Varela, managing director of Aggreko Latin America, said: “As the third largest source of anthropogenic methane emissions in the world, landfill biogas is an underutilised resource for power generation. As the energy transition continues to gather pace, we know that our customers are increasingly looking for sustainable but simultaneously flexible power solutions that help them drive efficiencies, while also supporting their carbon reduction targets. Landfill gas is ideal to support delivery of these goals and our power solutions help customers around the world to benefit from this fuel.”
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