Arcadis launches landfill gas
project in Brazil
Arcadis announced the opening
of a third largest landfill
gas (LFG) plant near Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil, named Novo
Gramacho. The opening coincided
with the celebration of the
Day. The new plant will consolidate
the leading market position
of Biogas, a company in which
Arcadis Logos holds 33 percent.
In 2004, Biogas opened the Bandeirantes
landfill gas project, followed
by the Sao Joao project in 2007.
Novo Gramacho Energia Ambiental,
in which Biogas has a 50 percent
shareholding, owns the new facility.
The plant was opened by the
governor of the Rio de Janeiro
State and the mayor of the City
of Rio de Janeiro. Novo Gramacho
has been developed to collect
and burn the methane gas emitted
in the Gramacho landfill where
2.4 million tons of urban waste
has been buried every year for
the last 30 years. The concession
contract for the plant is valid
for the operation of the Gramacho
landfill for more than 15 years.
Biogas has invested in facilities
to collect the leachate and
the landfill gas produced by
the biodegradation of the urban
waste buried in the landfill.
The landfill gas collected by
Novo Gramacho is equivalent
in energy terms to the residential
consumption of natural gas of
the city of Rio de Janeiro.