December 3 (SeeNews) - Stericycle Chile will put on stream the first landfill biogas power plant in the Valparaiso region in late December or early January, El Mercurio daily said Wednesday.
The plant, which will initially generate 4.5 MW, is a USD-7-million (EUR 6.5m) project at the El Molle landfill, which treats waste from several municipalities of the region. All the biogas produced at El Molle will be delivered to the new facility, according to Stericycle's urban waste manager, Esteban Alvez.
The plant is expected to reach full capacity of 8 MW by 2030 once the landfill's biogas production of 2,000 cu m (70,630 cu ft) per hour increases to 4,500 cu m.
Stericycle Chile, a unit of Stericycle Inc (NASDAQ:SRCL), inaugurated Valparaiso's first landfill at El Molle in October 2013.
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