|ENER-G behind Landfill energy programme|
ENER-G has partnered with the Municipality of Aguascalientes to open Mexico's first landfill gas capture facility at San Nicolás landfill, Aguascalientes, in central Mexico. ENER-G Natural Power and its sister company Biogas Technology are generating clean electrical energy from biogas for use by Nissan at its manufacturing site in Aguascalientes. The power generated is being sold over a long term power purchase agreement with the car maker.
ENER-G's renewable energy project will help Mexico deliver on its bold new Climate Change Act, which will commit Mexico to cutting its carbon dioxide emissions by 30 per cent by 2020, and by 50 per cent below current levels by 2050, and to generate 35 per cent of electricity from renewable sources by 2024.
Nissan is the first automotive plant in Mexico to use electricity from biogas, and it is the first project of its kind for many Nissan manufacturing plant in the world.
The Nissan production site, which makes March, Versa and Sentra cars, receives 2.475 MW of clean energy - sufficient to produce 37,000 vehicles per year.
The second phase of the project involved ENER-G Natural Power installing two 1.6 MW biogas generators as part of a six month build programme.
Hugh Richmond, Managing Director of ENER-G Natural Power, commented: "This ambitious project is converting damaging greenhouse gases into renewable power that is benefiting Mexico's successful car industry, providing valuable income for the Municipality of Aquascalientes, and benefiting the environment.”
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