SEAT and Aqualia have joined forces to develop the innovative SMART Green Gas project, which aims to obtain 100% Spanish origin, renewable biofuel from waste water to be used in compressed natural gas powered vehicles.
To kick off their collaboration, with a duration of five years, both companies this month have begun performing pilot tests in the waste water treatment plant located in Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz.
As part of their collaboration, SEAT has provided Aqualia with two SEAT Leon TGI vehicles to conduct the necessary testing with the biomethane obtained from the waste water to confirm and verify the entire production chain until the fuel is obtained and used.
This joint project constitutes a step forward in the development of a circular economy and the construction of resilient cities. In addition, it will help drive research and the creation of alternative fuels in the Spanish automotive sector by producing renewable, 100% local gas, whose main advantage is that the full use of biomethane-powered cars will enable CO2 emissions to be reduced “Well to Wheel” compared with vehicles powered by petrol.