Murcia, Spain

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Entidad de Saneamiento y Depuración de la Región de Murcia (Esamur) generated 10 million kWh of electricity at the WWTPs of Murcia, Cartagena, Lorca, Molina de Segura and Alcantarilla during the last year. The five largest wastewater treatment plants in the Region of Murcia have motor-generators and co-digestion systems to obtain biogas for self-consumption.

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Murcia, Region of Murcia, Spain

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  • Currently, the Government of the Region of Murcia has the objective of continuing its commitment to the circular economy, which is why two projects have been proposed to install two sludge reception plants for the production of biogas, electricity generation and cogeneration in the region of Vega Media del Segura and in the Altiplano.
  • Esamur has been working for years to reduce the carbon footprint of the wastewater treatment plants it manages by promoting the use of alternative energies and less energy-intensive treatments.
  • One of the actions promoted by Esamur in the field of energy efficiency and circular economy is the energetic use of liquid waste generated by citizens and industries. This action is aimed at reducing the impact of water cycle management with actions that care for the environment and promote decarbonization.
  • In this way, wastewater has gone from representing a waste to being transformed into a resource, turning WWTPs into biofactories that give rise to new, more efficient forms of energy.