5th South Brazilian Forum on Biogas and Biomethane has a program with technical visits in Paraná

In this edition there are four itineraries for participants to choose at the time of registration so that, during the event, they can get to know up close examples of generating plants in the State, in the municipalities of Foz do Iguaçu, Medianeira, São Miguel do Iguaçu, Toledo and Ouro Verde do Oeste

Participants of the 5th Southern Brazilian Forum on Biogas and Biomethane, which will be held from April 18 to 20, 2023, in Foz do Iguaçu (PR), will be able to learn how biogas production units work, based on the use of different types of waste to obtain biomethane and generate electricity and thermal. In this year's edition, there will be four options for technical visits to plants in Foz do Iguaçuin Medianeira, in São Miguel de Iguaçu, in Toledo and in Ouro Verde do Oeste. They will all be on the last day of the event, April 20th.

“Getting to know biogas and biomethane in practice, in the field, is one of the objectives of the Forum through technical visits. By getting to know the generating plants up close, participants can broaden their view of the possibilities that the source offers for the renewable energy market”, highlights the coordinator of the 5th Forum, Felipe Marques, director of Technological Development at the International Center for Renewable Energies ( CIBiogás), one of the organizers of the event. “Western Paraná is very rich in the development of solutions for environmental liabilities, being an important reference for biogas in Brazil. It is an important showcase in technology and business models,” he adds.

 The information is in biogasebiometano.com.br, in Technical Visits. 

Registration for the Forum and technical visits can be made at the link: https://www.eventspro.com.br/e/5o-forum-sul-brasileiro-de-biogas-e-biometano

 The Forum will take place at the Golden Park Internacional Foz & Convenções, in Foz do Iguaçu (PR). The three days of programming include panels, debates, sectorial meetings, Business Space, parallel events, technical visits and other activities.

The panels will take place on the 18th and 19th of April and the program will feature innovations and focus on bringing together different initiatives in the biogas and biomethane chain in the states of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul, as well as throughout the country, and will have main axes panels on: biogas and biomethane market; Efficiency in plants; Case of biogas in livestock, industry and sanitation; Biogas for electricity generation and biomethane production; Insertion of biomethane in the natural gas market; New biogas applications and biorefineries; Financing of biogas projects.

Learn more about programming: https://biogasebiometano.com.br/programacao/

The “Business Space”, which will be expanded in this edition, is intended for exhibitors to present their brands, products, services and project results. It takes place between plenary sessions and allows for the exchange of ideas, in addition to creating opportunities for business and partnerships.


SCRIPT 1 – Participants of the technical visit in Foz do Iguacu they go to Sanepar's Ouro Verde Sewage Treatment Station, and then to Itaipu Binacional's Biogas and Biomethane Demonstration Unit. In this itinerary, visitors will see, in practice, how biogas is produced in sewage treatment and used to generate electricity and also produced from organic waste in co-digestion to produce biomethane for vehicles. ETE Ouro Verde was the first Brazilian plant for distributed generation of electricity powered by biogas from anaerobic sewage treatment to be registered with the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL) and the first in the country to adhere to the energy compensation system electric. It is a microgenerator unit. Itaipu's UD contemplates the local treatment of Organic Solid Waste (RSO) produced in the five restaurants of the Itaipu complex, using them for the production of biomethane as fuel in vehicles and biofertilizers for the fertirrigation of grasses or degraded areas.

SCRIPT 2 – In this itinerary, a unit for the treatment of effluents from a pig slaughterhouse that produces biogas for scorching carcasses (thermal energy) and a plant that uses pig farming waste to produce biogas and generate electricity will be presented. The first stop will be at the Frimesa Frigorific Unit Biogas Plant, in Medianeira. Conceived in 2019, after studies aimed at understanding the biodegradation capacity of the waste/effluent generated in the effluent treatment process, observing the potential for biogas generation. Several analyzes and strategic validations were carried out until the project was idealized for the generation of thermal energy, replacing LPG gas (liquefied petroleum gas) in the process of scorching the pigs. There is also the possibility of using biofertilizer from this system. In the same itinerary as the visit, participants will visit Granja São Pedro Colombari, in Sao Miguel do Iguaçu, which obtains biogas and generates electricity from pig waste. The site was chosen to inaugurate the first project of this type in the country and is a plant known nationally for its pioneering role in biogas.

SCRIPT 3 – It will be possible to learn about the production of energy generated from plants that use swine effluents and agro-industrial waste at the Bioenergia Center, in Toledo (PR), and at EnerDinBo, in Ouro Verde do Oeste. In Toledo, the Bioenergia Center is a project developed and managed by CIBiogás with the support of technology studies of energy microgrids from the Itaipu Technological Park and resources from Itaipu Binacional. It is in the implementation phase and the intention with this biodigestion system is to generate electricity from the biogas produced from the treatment of effluents from pig farming, carcasses of unslaughtered pigs and agro-industrial residues in the region. This generated energy will be used to offset the consumption of 1.800 homes and public buildings. EnerDinBo, from West Green Gold, is a hybrid biogas and biomethane plant. The plant uses pig manure to produce biogas and generate electricity and biomethane. There are around 40 partner producers who send waste to the plant and, as a result, 1 megawatt/hour of energy is generated, which can supply 2,5 homes. Currently, 300 members of Cooperativa EDB – Energia do Brasil, a strategic partner, receive energy from EnerDinBo, through the distribution network of Companhia Paranaense de Energia Elétrica (Copel).

SCRIPT 4 – Em Toledo, the technical visit will be made to the installations of the ME-LE-Bioköhler Biogas Plant and to the Bioenergy Center, in co-digestion plants that use effluents from swine, cattle, poultry, non-slaughtered pigs and agro-industrial waste to produce biogas to generate electricity. The first visit on the itinerary, in the morning, is at the ME-LE-Bioköhler Plant, which receives animal waste produced on neighboring properties and transported daily to the plant in a tank truck. Biogas is used to generate electricity. The afternoon visit will be at the Central de Bioenergia plant, the same plant that is part of Route 3. The plant is in the implementation phase and the intention with this biodigestion system is to generate electricity from the biogas produced from the treatment of effluents from pig farming, carcasses of non-slaughtered pigs and agro-industrial residues from the region.

More information about each route can be found on the Forum website: https://biogasebiometano.com.br/visitas-tecnicas/

Realization of the Forum

The 5th South Brazilian Biogas and Biomethane Forum is held International Renewable Energy Center (CIBiogás), from Foz do Iguaçu (PR), the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation – Embrapa Swine and Poultry, from Concordia (SC) and University of Caxias do Sul (UCS), from Caxias do Sul (RS). The event is organized by the Brazilian Society of Specialists in Agricultural and Agroindustrial Production Waste (sbera).

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– Itaipu Binacional Biogas and Biomethane Demonstration Unit | Photo: Marcos Labanca

– Granja São Pedro Colombari, in São Miguel do Iguaçuobtains biogas and generates electricity from swine waste | Photo: Alexandre Marchetti

– Central de Bioenergia is a project developed in Toledo | Photo: CIBiogas Archive

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