Could 23 (Renewables Now) – Austrian power firm Wien Energie GmbH and companions from varied industries have opened a 1-MW analysis facility in Vienna to provide inexperienced gas from waste.
The demonstration facility is positioned on the location of the Simmeringer Haide incineration plant. It makes use of waste and residues equivalent to wooden waste, sewage sludge or paper residues to provide synthesis fuel which is then transformed into renewable diesel or inexperienced kerosene, Wien Energie stated final week.
Wien Energie’s managing director Karl Gruber considers the expertise promising as such a plant on an industrial scale may produce as much as 10 million litres of inexperienced gas per 12 months, saving as much as 30,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide. This gas can be sufficient to refuel all the public bus fleet in Vienna in a climate-neutral means.
The analysis undertaking, often known as Waste2Value, consists of additionally the take a look at operation of a bus working on the inexperienced gas.
Moreover, the companions plan to check the manufacturing of inexperienced hydrogen from waste within the medium time period.
Different members within the Waste2Value undertaking embody SMS group Course of Applied sciences, public transport supplier Wiener Linien, energy grid operator Wiener Netze, Oesterreichischen Bundesforste AG and Laakirchen Papier AG.