Asja inaugurate third landfill gas to energy plant in Brazil
Italy-headed Asja Ambiente Italia SpA's expansion in Brazil continues with the opening of a new landfill gas (LFG) to energy plant in Sabarà, Minas Gerais. The 5.7 MW plant was inaugurated on September 14 with the Mayor of Sabarà and the Italian Consul Aurora Rossi.
"The completion of such an important project in a market that will be central to our development plans for the forthcoming years is a great achievement for Asja,” said Agostino Re Rebaudengo, Founder and Chairman of Asja Group.
Built on the local landfill, the 5.7 MW plant is the third and largest installation for the company and is expected to have a positive impact on the whole territory. Not only will the facility generate 46 GWh of power per annum – enough to meet the annual needs of 25.000 households – but it will also prevent the release of noxious bad odours and methane.
This plant, besides securing the landfill and increasing air quality by capturing the biogas produced by waste, it turns the tonnes of methane into a valuable source, with a positive spillover effect on the territory both in economic and social terms, said Alessandro Casale, CEO, Asja Group.