Generating power from largest landfill site in Latin America
Client: EVA Energia
Location: Rio de Janeiro and Maua (Sao Paulo State), Brazil
Sectors: Renewable energy
Biogas power expertise and solution required for energy company
EVA Energia operates in power and natural gas commercialisation, distributed generation and biomethane sales. The company had planned to invest in power plants and begin selling energy from landfill gas at two locations - Seropedica (Rio de Janeiro State), the largest landfill site in Latin America, and Maua (Sao Paulo State).
To increase its share of the renewable energy market, EVA Energia required a partner that has the latest technology, new-generation equipment and has an experienced, expert team capable of operating and maintaining the plant.
Reliability is also key. Blackouts had to be avoided. Generation is needed 24/7, 365 days a year, with no room for error.
Project fact file
10 MW of gas generators and cutting-edge technology
The solution includes the supply of eight gas generators, four at each landfill site, providing a total of 10 MW of power for seven years. Aggreko's highly-efficient gas generators are manufactured using the latest technology that can use landfill gas as fuel.
The landfill sites have the potential when in full operation to produce 73 million m3 of renewable natural gas (RNG) annually.
Our solution incorporates a cooling system, preventative and corrective operation and maintenance, with safety prioritised in every project we are involved in. Crucial to the entire operation is our highly specialised team that can remotely monitor the plants constantly, 24/7, 365 days a year.
Managing Director , Aggreko Latin America
Latest clean, innovative and flexible solution - without the need for Capex
Hiring this level of technology allows customers to save money and simultaneously gain access to the most efficient, cleanest and cost-effective solutions.
Aggreko is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the entire plant and equipment and we help clients to reduce cost by training qualified technicians to deal with the demands the plant will surface.
Our solution also reduces investment in equipment, lowers operating costs and results in a faster entry to production. Operations can start in just four months after the import of the equipment. If the customer decides to buy this instead? The timeframe is between eight and ten months - which will delay the start of power generation and reduce profits.
Society as a whole is impacted by the growth of renewable energy. Companies across the globe are searching for the adoption of a sustainable energy source with reduced carbon emissions. And this has led to the increase in the production of electricity from landfill biogas.
We are committed to offering more efficient solutions and consolidating our position as a partner for our customers, continuing to help process waste into energy.
Aggreko guarantees that generator emissions meet the standards required by CETESB (the Environmental Agency of the State of Sao Paulo).