Energy from Urban Waste

By:DeputyRepresentative Belo Horizonte
Business Opportunities | News


ago 2016

Several new projects to be initiated in Southern Brazil.

There are cities in Brazil planning to generate their own energy from organic matter (waste, agricultural waste and animal waste). In the city of Curitiba – capital of Paraná State (South Region of Brazil) is creating a pilot project that provides not only the use of urban waste, but the sewage itself.

The number of projects is not lost. An unpublished study by the Brazilian Association of Biogas and Biomethane (ABIOGÁS) indicates that the country has the potential to generate 23 billion cubic meters per year of biomethane – one of the end products of a biogas plant.

Another example is a Public Private Partnership Project (PPP) of CS Bioenergy in Curitiba, which uses, in addition to urban waste, tailings as expired food, restaurant leftovers and shopping centers, and the sewage sludge to generate energy.

While in Brazil it is still a new technology, this process is already set out in several countries, said the director of Biogas, Mr. Luciano Fedalto, technical director of Biogas. It is essential for Brazil to have a policy to encourage these projects.

This private company (Biogas) is in contact with Sanepar, the sanitation company of the State of Paraná, which is building a biogas project in the capital, with a 62 million reais investment.

700 cubic meters of sewage sludge will be used per day, and 200 tons of organic waste (food scraps). Biogas will trim by pipeline thermal Minicentral, under construction in the same complex, and will generate 2.8 megawatts average.

Dutch companies interested in the subject can contact us to obtain more details and contacts.


Reported by Luiz Bueno de Freitas Filho

Netherlands Business Support Office


(source Jornal do Comércio and confirmed by APD – Agency Paranaense of Development)


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