Smart Green Gas
Energy recovery of waste and effluent
Next-generation highly-efficient systems for the production of biogas.
Ground-breaking techniques and new biogas treatment and repurposing systems.
Innovative systems for the specialised control and smart distribution of biomethane.
Does not generate additional CO2 emissions. Sustainable path to decarbonisation using existing gas.
Fully compatible with the use of natural gas, without needing people to change their lifestyle.
Viable solution for improving air quality in cities.
Improved supply safety and energy independence.
A consortium has been set up by FCC Aqualia Naturgy Engineering, EDP-Naturgas Energía, Biogas fuel cell, Diagnostiqa, Dimasa Grupo and Ecobiogas. Numerous public research bodies from four autonomous regions of Spain are taking part in the project - four universities and four research centres.
The specifications and procurement of the necessary metering equipment was undertaken, the necessary laboratory tests were conducted and the tasks related to integrating signals from the equipment were carried out.
Development of new optoluminescent sensors designed ad-hoc in collaboration with the Complutense University to measure the quality of biogas and biomethane. The sensors have obtained promising results.
The integration unit of all sensors developed to measure gas quality was designed and assembled.
The goodness of the integration unit was proven in the laboratory with simulated gases.
Equations of state were developed to estimate the dew point of hydrocarbons.
Subsequently, a validation analysis was run on the multisensor equipment at the FCC biomethane plant in Jerez de la Frontera. Regarding optoelectronic sensors, during this process the best sensor film was optimised and manufactured to quantify NH3 (indicator/support combination), assessing its analytical characteristics.
The results obtained were positive and show the potential of the integration unit designed for this project.