USTDA Advances Development of Biogas and Solar Power at Brazilian Landfills

U.S. Trade and Development Agency

August 17 - Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency provided a grant to Solví Valorização Energética for the development of a suite of landfill energy projects in the Brazilian states of Bahia, São Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul. The study will develop plans for the generation of onsite power through the harvesting of methane gas at four landfill sites, as well as a solar energy system at a fifth site.

“USTDA is pleased to support Solví’s efforts to expand its renewable energy portfolio through new biogas and solar power projects at its landfills,” said USTDA Regional Director Nathan Younge. “The study will present U.S. companies with an excellent opportunity to introduce new technology solutions for the management of urban waste and the sustainable production of electrical energy across Brazil.”

“Solví looks forward to strengthening its partnership with USTDA,” said Mr. Carlos Bezerra, Director of Solví Valorização Energética. “The study will play an important role in preparing a series of new sites for harvesting methane gas and capturing solar power, and the subsequent production of electrical energy.”