Enagas and Emgrisa collaborate to develop Biomethane

Published 24/01/19

Enagás and Emgrisa (Empresa para la Gestión de Residuos Industriales, S.A., S.M.E., M.P.) Collaborate together to develop biomethane. For this, both companies are working on a feasibility study in one of Emgrisa’s waste treatment plants, located in the municipality of Juzbado, in Salamanca. The objective is to modify this facility to produce biomethane from the biogas that is currently being generated in it.

Biogas is the result of a correct  process of waste recovery, and contributes to the development of a circular economy. Specifically, Biogas is obtained after the anaerobic decomposition of sewage water and urban, agricultural, livestock and forest solid waste. After refining through a technological process, called upgrading (cleaning or purification),we obtain biomethane with a purity above 98%. This renewable gas can be transported by gas infrastructures, be used in industry or be used as a sustainable fuel for vehicles.

This project is another step for Enagás in its commitment for the development of non-electric renewable energies (biogas / biomethane and hydrogen), which are key points in the decarbonization process. It is also part of its commitment to promote a circular economy and the recovery of organic waste.

For Emgrisa, a subsidiary of the ENUSA group (Enusa Industrias Avanzadas S.A.), integrated in the SEPI holding, this initiative highlights the commitment to develop the best available technologies. It also seeks to align with the environmental objectives of the European Union and Spain in terms of organic waste valorization and the strategy against climate change and circular economy, further enhancing its business objectives in terms of biogas production.


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