The Delegate for the Environment, Francisco Tarifa, has visited the rubbish processing plant in Velez Benaudalla, where he announced that the installations would generate enough electricity to supply 4,500 homes.
Of course, we’re talking about projects rather than facts on the ground, but even so, the 3.5m-euro funds are already earmarked and the scheme is in the bidding stage of contract adjudication.
The power generation comprises jointly of solar panels on the warehouses’ roofs, costing 2.7m euro and the utilization of methane gas from the rotting rubbish, costing 800,000 euros, making up between them the 3.5m budget.
The Velez Benaudalla rubbish processing plant, which came into being 15 years ago, provides service for the whole of the Costa Tropical and the Alpujarra. The plant handled 93,000 tonnes of rubbish during the whole of last year, but to date the highest yearly figure belongs to 2007, when it processed 117,000 tonnes.
(News: Velez Benaudalla, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)