Navigation Links
Waste could generate up to 7 percent of electricity in Spain
Date:2/23/2010

ated

According to the study, incineration of waste and degasification of landfill sites are the electricity generation technologies with lowest financial cost. Producing electric energy through anaerobic digestion (a biological process in which organic matter decomposes into biogas in the absence of oxygen and through the action of a group of specific bacteria) is much more expensive.

"However, its profitability relies on being able to get value out of the heat generated during the process", explains Fueyo, who says this technique is "not competitive, but makes use of the heat to offset the costs of generation". However, the researchers point out that "directly applying this waste to agricultural land as fertiliser could contaminate groundwater with nitrates".

In order to evaluate the potential and the cost of generating electricity, the researchers applied the methodology in municipal areas (in the case of solid urban waste and sludge from water treatment plants) and regional areas (for livestock slurry) throughout the whole of Spain.

The work shows that the centre and south of the Iberian Peninsula, the Balearic and Canary Islands have the "greatest interest" in putting technologies into place to use solid urban waste.

In terms of using water treatment plant sludge, the coastal areas of Galicia. Valencia and Alicante, as well as central and southern Spain, were also areas of interest. The study also shows that certain areas of Aragon, Castilla-La-Mancha, Castilla-y-Len, Extremadura, Galicia and Andalusia "would be effective" for using livestock slurry.

The EU 20-20-20 package

The research into electricity generation comes in response to the European Union (EU) objective to fulfil the 20-20-20 package for the year 2020, in other words to substitute 20% of the total energy consumed in Spain for energy from renewable resources, reduce CO2 emissions by 20% in comparison with 1990 figures, incre
'/>"/>

Contact: SINC
info@plataformasinc.es
34-914-251-820
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Central targets may hinder wider waste management objectives
2. Great potential to improve collection, recycling of Europes electronic waste, says UN report
3. Where does stored nuclear waste go?
4. Managing nuclear wastes for the millennia
5. U of Minnesota researchers discover key for converting waste to electricity
6. Key to using local resources for biomass may include waste
7. Dental chair a possible source of neurotoxic mercury waste
8. Wakame waste
9. Research yields pricey chemicals from biodiesel waste
10. Improving swine waste fertilizer
11. New UGA biomass technology dramatically increases ethanol yield from grasses and yard waste
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Waste could generate up to 7 percent of electricity in Spain
(Date:3/30/2015)... Mar. 26, 2015 Research and Markets ... "Global Gesture Recognition Market in Automotive Sector 2014-2018" ... forecast the Global Gesture Recognition market in Automotive Sector ... period 2013-2018. Gesture recognition is the ability ... gestures of an individual. Gesture recognition technology can be ...
(Date:3/24/2015)... DUBLIN , Mar. 24, 2015 Research and ... addition of the "Global Iris Recognition Market 2015-2019" ... forecast the Global Iris Recognition market to grow at ... This report covers the present scenario and ... for the period 2015-2019. To calculate the market size, ...
(Date:3/24/2015)... NexID Biometrics LLC, whose spoof-mitigation technology boosts protection ... beginning of shipments of version 2.0 of its industry ... in Potsdam, N.Y. , is making ... here today at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. ... boosts the accuracy rate range to 96.5 to 99.5 ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Gesture Recognition Market in Automotive Sector Report 2015 - Growing Number of Partnerships 2Global Iris Recognition Market 2015-2019 with 3M Cogent, Bioenable Technologies, Cross Match Technology, Iris ID Systems & Safran Dominating 2NexID Begins Shipments Of Version 2.0 Fake-Finger-Detection Solution 2
... The DHS Science and Technology Directorate,s Fifth Annual ... DC Renaissance Hotel March 30-April 1 2011. ... is well attended by university scientists, government officials ... scientists working on DHS high-priority research areas with ...
... (February 24, 2011) A research team, led ... shed new light on the problem of insulin resistance, and ... holds therapeutic promise for reducing the severity of type 2 ... an immune system signaling molecule, in triggering inflammation, which significantly ...
... of Tennessee, Knoxville, researchers has conducted the first-ever genetic ... the genome of the micro-organism responsible for the Eastern ... scallop industries of New York and New Jersey in ... waters off North America and South Africa. The tides ...
Cached Biology News:DHS Science and Technology Directorate's science conference: 'Catastrophes and Complex Systems' 2DHS Science and Technology Directorate's science conference: 'Catastrophes and Complex Systems' 3DHS Science and Technology Directorate's science conference: 'Catastrophes and Complex Systems' 4La Jolla Institute-led team illuminates cell pathway key to insulin resistance in Type 2 diabetes 2La Jolla Institute-led team illuminates cell pathway key to insulin resistance in Type 2 diabetes 3UT researchers crack code to harmful brown tides 2
(Date:4/1/2015)... The concept of “spot reducing” areas is ... Founder of Fasciology, Ashley Black, says that even the idea ... of having to wait for the whole fat system to ... to fat cooling procedures, the only well known way ... which is a highly invasive procedure.” It is common knowledge ...
(Date:3/31/2015)...  Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation (BPC), a leading developer of ... of its newest plasma collection center located at 2235 ... . The over 16,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility ... th 2015 and brings the total number of ... "This facility represents another milestone in our continued efforts ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... , March 31, 2015  Sonoa Health, a health ... , has developed a world-first consumer health portal, Health&, ... prescriptions, wearable devices and more. Today, the ... as its CEO, who brings to the table more ... which has included working closely with the biggest names ...
(Date:3/31/2015)... -- University of Illinois, Swanlund Chair ... session address on Monday, May 18 at the ... off a week of more than 160 technical sessions ... and microwave technologies with health. Dr. Rogers, ... for the Skin," will focus on the experimental and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Hybrid Health Guru, Ashley Black, announces that her invention The FasciaBlaster™ rivals the “fat cooling” procedures that reduce exercise and diet resistant fat pockets. 2Hybrid Health Guru, Ashley Black, announces that her invention The FasciaBlaster™ rivals the “fat cooling” procedures that reduce exercise and diet resistant fat pockets. 3Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation Announces the Opening of its Newest Plasma Collection Facility in Conway, Arkansas 2Investment Banker Appointed CEO of Australian Health Tech Start-Up 2Investment Banker Appointed CEO of Australian Health Tech Start-Up 3Health and Engineering Converge at the 2015 International Microwave Symposium 2Health and Engineering Converge at the 2015 International Microwave Symposium 3
... chain technology provider, reported Friday that its ... a George-based division of Cooper Industries, to ... , ,The lighting manufacturer is replacing its ... and workforce performance management applications. , ,RedPrairie's ...
... A new report of health care sector venture capital shows ... 2005, but its position could shoot up as the state's investment ... by BioEnterprise , a business formation and management counseling service ... we initiated this report last quarter is we felt like a ...
... -- Cummins, Inc. of Columbus, Ind., ... part of its global supply chain strategy initiative, ... use Waukesha-based RedPrairie's warehouse management solution across its ... divisions will implement RedPrairie's workforce performance management, slotting, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Wisconsin ranks low in mid-year health care capital investment report 2Wisconsin ranks low in mid-year health care capital investment report 3
...
... light scattering detector for ambient HPLC. ... processing hardware for two external devices ... Also contains an analog output from ... strip chart recorders. Includes an input ...
...
MAb to Verotoxin II (SLT-2a) Verotoxin II (Shiga-like) A subunit (SLT-2a)...
Biology Products: