The focus of the project is to demonstrate the potential for producing biogas from slaughterhouse wastewater treatment in Ecuador. Previous research in Bolivia has shown the viability of treating wastewater using tubular digesters with low cost anaerobic filters.
CIMNE - Centre Internacional de Mètodes Numèrics en Enginyeria
The goal of the project is to evaluate and demonstrate the real impact of this technical solution in a municipal slaughterhouse in Quito, Ecuador. The biogas produced will be used for the purpose of heating water, thereby minimising the use of fossil fuels and the associated expenditure on energy.
There are currently a lack of successful examples of the use of biogas in this area of application. Therefore, if it is successful this SEPS project could serve as a demonstration project, triggering further replication in Ecuador and its neighbouring countries.
The specific objectives of the project are:
The project is being led by CIMNE (Centre Internacional de Mètodes Numèrics en Enginyeria), with local partner INER undertaking the monitoring and laboratory activities. The beneficiary partner is the Quito Municipal slaughterhouse. The project duration is twelve months, starting in May 2016.