SEAT and Aqualia create biogas-based vehicle fuel from wastewater

By Bioenergy Insight.

Spanish automaker SEAT and water management company Aqualia have joined forces to produce renewable biofuel from wastewater to be used in compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered vehicles.

To kick off the five-year collaboration agreement, both companies have begun performing pilot tests in the wastewater treatment plant located in Jerez de la Frontera in the city of Cádiz.

As part of the joint project, titled Smart Green Gas, SEAT has provided Aqualia with two SEAT Leon TGI vehicles to conduct the necessary testing with the biomethane obtained from wastewater to confirm and verify the entire production chain until the fuel is obtained and used.