The demand for renewable energy sources is increasing worldwide, and Biogas is one of the clean sources that can be used to energy generation. In this way, I would like to share some designs that I have seen and participated since I started at ARCADIS logos, in May 2013.
The solid waste landfills generate gases from the biological decomposition. The gases generated are Methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2), varying in accordance to the waste composition. For each ton of waste daily stored in the landfill from 100 to 120Nm³/h of Biogas are generated, and that can be converted into an amount of electric energy that goes from 200 to 220 KWh. It is also known that the metropolitan region of Sao Paulo produces around 18.000 tons of waste every day.