Fluence’s ‘first’ waste-to-energy system to be built in Argentina
Energy firm Fluence has been awarded a €1.7 million contract to develop a waste-to-energy contract in Argentina, according to a statement.
According to the release, the system will be built for an existing customer, Arrebeef Energia, described as a prominent beef producer in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
This is Fluence’s first system to be constructed in Argentina.
The system itself will be designed using Fluence’s anaerobic digestion technology to produce electrical and thermal energy.
Fluence claims that ArreBeef will use the thermal energy produced by the system to power its own operations, lowering costs. Meanwhile, the electrical energy will be used in the power grid in Buenos Aires, allowing ArreBeef to benefit from the nation’s RenovAR initiative.
RenovAR is an incentive established by Argentina’s government in 2016 to encourage businesses to lower their energy costs and raise the efficiency of the national grid.
“This project serves as a clear example of Fluence’s ability to leverage our global sales organization to penetrate new markets with our innovative waste-to-energy solutions. ArreBeef Energia will be our first installation in Argentina for waste-toenergy, and our first solution that addresses the specific needs of the meat processing business,” said Fluence’s managing director and CEO, Henry Charrabé.
“We intend to use this project as a valuable reference site as we look to secure further projects in this industry throughout South America.”
The system is estimated to be installed and operational by 2019.