Biogas Plant Opens in Mexico City
(NGV Journal/National Council of Science and Technology) One of the most ambitious local projects for the use of organic solid waste and its consequent transformation into products such as biofertilizer and biogas that can be converted into electricity has started operation in Mexico City. This is the Organic Waste Treatment Plant of the Nopal-Vegetable Collection Center in Milpa Alta, a project carried out by the company Suema and co-financed by the Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (Seciti) of Mexico City.
The project is unprecedented in Mexico City, according to the Director of Research and Development of Suema, engineer Carlos Miguel Apipilhuasco González. “It is a waste recovery system of the Nopal-Vegetable Collection Center that is based on anaerobic digestion technology. Its objective is to take advantage of waste at the generation site to produce biogas that can be used as fuel, or be transformed into electric energy,” he said.
Its creators call the new plant a pilot test that will serve as the most important trial to decide to undertake other challenges regarding integrated waste management in other markets or supply centers. READ MORE