The public water company Acosol, dependent on the Commonwealth of Municipalities of the Western Costa del Sol, has obtained the concession of a grant of 1,137,150 euros granted by the Institute for Energy Diversification and Saving (IDEA), which will be used for projects for the installation of biogas in various treatment plants for self-consumption of energy, and whose priorities are sustainability and care for the environment, according to informed this Thursday the executive CEO, Manuel Cardeña.
As they have pointed out, the subsidy is part of the incentive program for singular projects of biogas installations within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, funded by the European Union – NextGenerationEU, (Biogas Program).
With these actions, the main treatment plants on the Costa del Solthe Cerro del Águila WWTP (Mijas – Fuengirola), the Arroyo de la Miel WWTP (Benalmádena), the Arroyo de la Víbora WWTP (Marbella) and the Guadalmansa WWTP (Estepona), may have their energy self-consumption thanks to the energy that will be produced through biogas, as highlighted by the executive director.
For the executive CEO, Manuel Cardeña, “achieving the maximum benefit and use of this biogas produced through the anaerobic digestion process in our Wastewater Treatment Stations is the objective that Acosol will develop to obtain thermal and electrical energy for self-consumption in these facilities, in order to achieve a cleaner and more sustainable economy”.
The total investment that Acosol will make is 6,083,449.24 euros, to which the amount of the aid will be subtracted, of 1,137,150 euros. Specifically, the aid is 342,000 euros for the Cerro del Águila WWTP (Mijas – Fuengirola); 111,150 euros for the Arroyo de la Miel WWTP in (Benalmádena); 342,000 euros for the Arroyo de la Víbora WWTP (Marbella), and 342,000 euros for the Guadalmansa WWTP (Estepona).