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28/01/2021
Institutional visit to the Elena Renewable Gas Plant in Parc de l'Alba

In Parc de l'Alba between 2007 and 2011, an excavation made as the result of a former clay extraction activity was used to store waste bales from Barcelona Metropolitan Area waste recovery plants.

The energy company Naturgy is finalising the implementation of a pioneering project in Spain, within the framework of the circular economy, to make use of the biogas produced by this deposit resulting from the decomposition of the organic matter present in the waste. This is the Elena Renewable Gas Plant, a facility capable of collecting the methane present in the biogas and injecting it into the natural gas distribution network, thus using the waste as an energy resource and at the same time avoiding its emission into the atmosphere.

The company points out that the Parc de l'Alba facility will be able to inject 12 GWh/year into the grid, equivalent to the consumption of 3,200 homes with natural gas, and will prevent the emission into the atmosphere of approximately 2,500 tonnes of CO2/year, equivalent to planting some 5,000 trees.

The institutional visit to the new plant took place last week and was attended by the CEO of Nedgia (Naturgy's gas distribution company), Narcís de Carreras; the Catalan Minister of Business and Knowledge, Ramon Tremosa; the Director General of Energy, Industrial Safety and Mining Safety, Manel Torrent; the Mayor of Cerdanyola del Vallès, Carlos Cordón; and the Director of the Parc de l'Alba, Pere Solà.

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