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SEAT and Aqualia emanate a initial 100% Spanish choice fuel from rubbish water

SEAT and Aqualia have assimilated army to rise a innovative SMART Green Gas project, that aims to obtain 100% Spanish origin, renewable biofuel from rubbish H2O to be used in dense healthy gas (CNG) powered vehicles. To flog off their collaboration, with a generation of 5 years, both companies this month have begun behaving commander tests in a rubbish H2O diagnosis plant located in Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz). As partial of their collaboration, SEAT has supposing Aqualia with dual SEAT Leon TGI vehicles to control a required contrast with a biomethane performed from a rubbish H2O to endorse and determine a whole prolongation sequence until a fuel is performed and used.

This corner plan constitutes a step brazen in a growth of a round economy and a construction of volatile cities. In addition, it will assistance expostulate investigate and a origination of choice fuels in a Spanish automotive zone by producing renewable, 100% internal gas, whose categorical advantage is that a full use of biomethane-powered cars will capacitate CO2 emissions to be reduced “Well to Wheel” compared with vehicles powered by petrol.

SEAT is entirely behind this collaboration, as it is a organisation joining to a genuine ecological choice to petroleum products, and so aligning with a company’s Compressed Natural Gas plan (CNG) and a joining to improving a environment. According to SEAT Vice-President for RD Dr. Matthias Rabe, “with this growth and partnership plan with Aqualia, SEAT has turn a initial code in a country’s automotive zone to use 100% Spanish biomethane performed from rubbish water”. “Fostering a origination of renewable choice fuels, that assistance foster destiny environmental improvements and a long-term use of vehicles in cities are an constituent partial of SEAT’s CNG strategy”, combined Dr. Rabe.

Aqualia ubiquitous executive Félix Parra forked out that “we are operative to change a stream paradigm, withdrawal behind a indication in that diagnosis implies a poignant appetite cost. This plan is a outcome of a heated investigate activity grown by Aqualia to obtain profitable resources from a diagnosis process. Developing a Smart Green Gas plan with a middle sized rubbish H2O diagnosis plant could potentially lead to a daily prolongation of a million litres of biofuel, adequate to appetite some-more than 300 vehicles. This would capacitate cities to fuel their network of civic buses, bin lorries, military cars or ambulances, among others”.

SMART Green Gas aims to optimise and make a appetite System some-more stretchable and grasp larger appetite confidence in a EU, by providing some-more liberty and sustainability to cities that exercise this complement in their rubbish H2O diagnosis plants. This is achieved by a growth of new, rarely fit systems for producing biogas and converting it into biomethane, that are generated from sewage in cities’ rubbish H2O diagnosis plants. SMART Green Gas aims to obtain locally produced, renewable fuel that can be used in a automotive zone or injected into a healthy gas placement network.

Supported by a Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI), SMART Green Gas is being grown with a appearance of 5 partners, including Gas Natural Fenosa and Naturgas EDP, as good as open investigate organisations such as a Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA) and a universities of Girona, Valladolid and Santiago de Compostela. SEAT is participating in and with Aqualia.

Aqualia is a H2O government association of FCC, one of Europe’s heading services groups. The inhabitant association is Spain’s largest in a sector, a third largest private H2O association in Europe and a seventh largest in a world, according to a latest ranking by dilettante biography Global Water Intelligence (GWI), and provides services to 22.5 million customers.

Aqualia is now benefaction in 1,100 municipalities in 21 countries: Spain, Italy, Portugal, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Montenegro, Bosnia, Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Algeria, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Kosovo, Tunisia, Qatar, India and Colombia. In 2015 a Company had a turnover of 1,033 million euros and achieved a business portfolio of over 14,400 million euros.

Fuel consumption

SEAT Leon TGI – Fuel consumption: 3.6 kg/100 km / 5.4 m3/100 km; CO2 emissions combinend in g/km: 96; potency class: A+