Tehran (IP) - Units 5 and 6 of the biogas power plant of South Tehran sewage treatment plant with a capacity of 2.4 megawatts was put into operation in the presence of Ali Akbar Mehrabian, Minister of Energy.

Iran PressIran News: South Tehran sewage treatment plant, which is the largest treatment plant in the Middle East, consists of eight units, and today units 5 and 6 are operating. Biogas power plant is also considered a part of these units.

This power plant, which prevents the annual entry of 75 thousand tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, was launched with two generators for the simultaneous production of electricity and heat (CHP) with a total capacity of 2.4 megawatt, equivalent to providing the electricity consumed by a residential town of 20 thousand people.

In this project, in addition to collecting the biogas from wastewater treatment and preventing its release by producing electricity and heat, it also avoids the consumption of fossil fuel to produce the required energy. In addition, the production and release of CO2 gas will also be prevented.

On the sidelines of the ceremony, the Minister of Energy told journalists: "To solve the electricity shortage in the country, we need to do a lot of work both in terms of development plans and consumption management. In the renewable sector, considering the potential of the country and the limitation of water resources, as well as compliance with environmental rights, it is necessary to make more efforts to develop the power plant industry in the renewable sector."

Mehrabian added: "One type of power plant that is of great interest in the world is the biogas power plant, which is used to produce electricity in places where there is waste water or garbage, which leads to the production of ethane gas."

He emphasized: "The electricity produced this way is very economical because it does not require fossil fuel and water consumption. The Ministry of Energy supports investors in this field and  their highest electricity purchase rate is related to this method."


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