HAM installs the 3rd HAMikro station in Lleida
The new station allows to refill biomethane obtained from wastewater
HAM Group has designed, installed and commissioned its third HAMikro refueling station, which allows the refueling of biomethane obtained from wastewater treatment. The installation is located in the facilities of the municipal water service of Lleida and is formed by a fuel compression system, using a low flow compressor, a structure that allows the storage of biomethane in bottles high pressure and a pump that is responsible for supplying this source of energy to vehicles.
The HAMikro service station is part of an innovative project, co-financed by the European Union, with the aim of generating renewable biofuels, of national origin, for compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. The wastewater reaches the sewage treatment plant from the drains, dishwashers, washing machines, etc., from the homes of the people of Lleida, and is treated to end up turning a by-product into a valuable resource, where CO2 and H2S are selectively eliminated, reaching a quality that can be used as fuel for the automotive industry, with beneficial effects such as the reduction of the carbon footprint.
This project involves an important boost in the research and creation of alternative fuels in the automotive sector, thanks to the production of 100% autochthonous renewable gas, which in turn allows to advance in the development of a circular economy and in construction of resilient cities.
At Grupo HAM, we are committed to innovation in order to be at the forefront of all activities related to liquefied natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG) and vehicular natural gas (NGV), which makes us a benchmark for developing, through our R+D+i department, actions linked to the creation, development and start-up of projects such as the HAMikro service station.
During this year we will carry out more than 30 projects related to natural gas, an alternative fuel, clean and sustainable, which allows to reduce the emissions of nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides and fine particles, achieving a lesser negative impact on the environment, compared to fossil fuels.