Treatment of CH4 gas emissions: solution to climate change and energy transition

Climate change, although it has been warning of it and its consequences for several years, seems to be gaining popularity today. Humanity is having greater awareness in its implications for global warming. And it is that scientists have long indicated the need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to stop and combat such warming. The reality is that these emissions clearly increase every year, mainly in the forms of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane ( CH4). In the case of Spain, it is important to observe how, in the case of CH4 emissions, approximately 65% ​​comes from the agriculture sector, and 30% from the organic waste sector. Given the difficulty of reducing these emissions at source, the solution involves treating this emitted CH4, following circular economy concepts.

Using renewable energies to treat this CH4 seems to be the best option. The anaerobic digestion process is widely known and used in many countries where biogas is obtained for energy use and obtaining organic fertilizer. From ProCycla we believe in the importance of continuing to research, develop and innovate in solutions in the treatment of organic waste that help minimize the impact on climate change.

The objectives in our roadmap for the coming years consider the development and commercialization of these types of technologies, nationally and internationally. There are several barriers to be passed, but the greater the obstacle, the greater the achievement in overcoming it.