Non-IMpact BUS: Circular economy for sustainable transport
The transport sector demands around 30% of total primary energy consumption in Europe, but only less than 10% of the fuels used for transport are renewable. In this context, the European Union aims to achieve over 30% of energy consumption for transport from renewable sources by 2030.
In view of this situation, NIMBUS aims to foster circular economy for a more sustainable transport. This project will develop and validate a system to produce biomethane, a sustainable and renewable fuel, from sewage sludge. Besides, the project will foster the concept of power-to-gas by turning the renewable energy surplus, which is difficult to store, into gas, which will also be used in the production of biomethane.
NIMBUS will apply the circular economy to water treatment, transforming the traditional wastewater treatment plants into ecofactories; facilities that generate valuable resources from waste. In this project, the ecofactory will valorize sewage sludge turning it into biomethane, a sustainable fuel suitable for public transport.
Reduction of one public bus’ carbon footprint by over 85%
by using biomethane as fuel
Increase of almost 70%
of the energy obtained from biogas due to the storage of renewables through biological methanation