The need for water in some countries is alarming.
It turns out that in most of these countries, adds the problem of poverty and the high cost of energy.
AES sells now, a solution of seawater desalination requiring only the most abundant energy on Earth: solar energy.
See Part WATER on this site
As part of its international expansion, AES related cooperation agreements with companies in the Middle East and India: Engineering and Construction companies, specializing in renewable energy.
This cooperation results in the export of equipment and engineering consultancy: for photovoltaic equipment, desalination of sea water and lighting.
In the context of the fight against greenhouse gas emissions, production development of renewable energy, waste recycling, the agricultural methanation is a promising sector. This technique, which was an important development in a number of European countries, has potentially many interests:
- biogas production, a renewable energy source ;
- decentralized electricity production can generate network economies;
- fight against greenhouse gas emissions by promoting biogas;
- integration into a logic of territorial management of organic waste and recycling material ;
- diversification of agricultural activity
- for farmers, bio methanation allows to diversify the income of their operations;
- positive image of the company with regard to the outside.
Reminder of bio methanation principle
Bio methanation is a simple enhancement of organic matter resulting from their degradation in the absence of oxygen and dark by the action of micro-organisms. This technique results in the production of a gas mixture called biogas, consisting of 55% to 70% of methane which can be used as a fuel and a digestate used as agricultural amendment.
What can we transform to produce « clean energy »?
- Catering waste of domestic, canteens, restaurants, hotels …
- Dung of livestock (manure, droppings,…)
- Agricultural residues of vegetable crops
- Slaughterhouse waste, cleaning fish, dead animals …
- Outdated food shops (currently landfilled unsold!) …
- Sludge from sewage treatment plants, septic contents, sewage, dredging
- Algae, water hyacinth of ponds or canals (to rehabilitate!) …
- Edible oils (fried) …
- Food waste transformations (dregs of brewing beer …)
- Distillation residues of sugar cane rum …
Energy is an essential element in our daily lives. Our needs are constantly increasing in spite of the inevitable reduction of reserves of raw materials (oil, natural gas, coal …) and the environmental consequences of the use of traditional energy sources are major themes of this century.
The wind turbine is a system that transforms the strenghtwind into electrical energy that is renewable. This allows a country to increase its own energy production allowing some energy independence.
The operation of wind does not pollute, does not produce waste or greenhouse gas emissions, and it is also respectful of the environment and climate.
Nowadays, a modern wind can power about 2,000 French households with electricity.
In France, the total installed capacity in service is 7125 MW which makes it the second producer in Europe.