Turning the most unwanted waste products into clean energy is not a dream, it is today reality. The so-called Anaerobic Digestion process allows to convert sewage and food waste into biogas and biofertilizer. Biogas is the renewable alternative to natural gas, while biofertilizer is the most effective environmental option to recycle important nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus back to the soil. Innovation and developments in this field are now considering new biomass and waste products to boost Anaerobic Digestion. A car, or a bus, or a truck or even a ferry powered by biogas in the form of Liquid Biogas (LBG) or Compressed Biogas (CNG), is today the most environmentally friendly way to travel.
"EffiSludge for LIFE" is among the 22 best Innovative EU-funded projects for clean energy. Started in 2015, the project aims to demonstrate how processing wastewater from pulp and paper mills for biomethane production, allows to reduce local carbon emissions at the wastewater treatment plant by 50%. This is possible thanks to an outstanding industrial symbiosis between the pulp and paper industry and the biogas sector.