MWCC has participated in the presentation day of the project “Promotion of sustainable mobility from the use of renewable energy generated from waste” organized by the Municipal Transport Company -EMT- and the General Directorate of the Valdemingómez Technology Park -DGPTV- of the Madrid City Council.

The project applies the principles of the circular economy using energy of renewable origin produced from the waste generated by the citizens of Madrid as biofuel for urban transport in the city of Madrid. The project promotes sustainable travel in the city, reduces polluting emissions and the carbon footprint of mobility, replacing conventional energy with green energy with a zero CO2 emission balance and improving air quality.

The project consists of two actions:

  1. Biomethane in EMT buses: Bio-waste from municipal waste is subjected in the PTV to a biomethanization process that generates biogas, which is subsequently purified in the Biogas Treatment Plant -PTB- to generate biomethane (a fuel of renewable origin analogous to natural gas), which will ultimately be used in the EMT’s CNG bus fleet. Specifically, through this project, a circular bus line (C1) of the Municipal Transport Company, EMT, is fed for one year. Biomethane traceability is accredited through a system of certificates of origin from the ISCC entity (approval system used in Europe), until the official system of guarantees of origin for renewable gases is implemented in Spain.
  1. Electricity from the PTV to move the BICIMAD bicycles: the Las Lomas facility in the Valdemingómez Technology Park generates electricity from the energy recovery of municipal waste treatment rejects. The EMT, as manager of BICIMAD, has launched the process of acquiring certificates of renewable origin that guarantee that the electrical energy consumed by BICIMAD bicycles comes from waste management.