EMASESA has been selected by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAPAMA) among the new projects included in the “Climate Projects” Programme, which will lead to a reduction of up to 1.6 tons of CO2 emissions over the next four years.
The Climate Projects of the Carbon Fund for a Sustainable Economy (FES-CO2) are Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reduction developed in Spain and launched by the FES-CO2. They have been conceived to set the path for the transformation of Spain’s production system towards a low-carbon model.
The project submitted by EMASESA involves co-digestion in the Copero, San Jeronimo and Tablada WWTPs. This process leads to energy savings through the valorisation of high organic load waste by means of anaerobic digestion as compared to other treatments. The project entails a payment to be made by the Ministry for each ton of CO2 saved.
The company has estimated a reduction of 16,963 tons in CO2 emissions. Considering that in recent years the MAPAMA has paid some €9.6/t CO2, this would mean revenues of €164,531 over the lifetime of the project (2017-2021). The expected revenues are still an estimate, since they will depend on the amount actually managed in the WWTPs.
The Project will require a formal agreement with the MAPAMA, which be signed at the central offices of the Ministry by Jaime Palop, CEO of EMASESA.