The European Union has set in motion its aim for Europe to achieve independence from fossil fuels for energy. The goal is to produce 20% energy from renewable resources by 2020, which should cover the annual consumption of 400 vehicles. The ALL-Gas Project, a project with a funding of 7.1 million euros by the FP7 program of the European Union will get bioenergy from wastewater treatment. Aqualia, a Spanish utility company, presented this 10-hectare project in London.
The project is said to be developed within 5 years following an initial prototype phase and a second construction and operation phase of two and three years respectively. Aqualia is to make its contribution through the conversion of biomass obtained by transforming the effluents from wastewater treatment plants into biogas. The idea is that deriving energy from biodiesel, biogas and biomass will prove to be efficient, sustainable and self-sufficient as the system will produce its own energy.
Having established that, Dr. Geert Feye Woerlee, Company Founder, Feyecon will share more about energy derived from wastewater effluents in his paper titled “AllGAS Project – Products from Waste Water”, at CMT’s 4th Algae World Europe on 22-23 May 2012 in Munich.
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