The GENESI project, funded by the Andalusian Technology Corporation (CTA), proposes the use of electric generators. Their proposals would reduce CO2 emissions by 2,760 kg per group per year.
The company Sando through its company specializing in conservation –Conacon- and funding from the Technological Corporation of Andalusia (CTA), has carried out a technical feasibility study, called GENESI, to develop conservation efforts of cities, by maintenance and preservation of urban environments, with no footprint in the ecosystem.
The GENESI project “Use of silent and non-polluting gen sets in conservation work in urban environments” has studied the energy needs of the machinery used in urban conservation and alternatives to implement own gen sets using no fossil fuels.
Noiseless and emissions free
During the six-month duration of the project different types of batteries available in the market were assessed, according to their features of energy density, autonomy, size, weight and materials such as lithium cobalt, titanium, or lithium polymer, among others.
The project has shown that a silent electric gen set would produce less environmental impact by eliminating noise and emissions of pollutant gases, reduce the risk of fire and explosion, it could be used in closed environments, enable energy cost savings and its use under any type of weather conditions.
From an environmental point of view, using the proposed technology would prevent the emission of approximately 2,760 kg of CO2 into the atmosphere per each conventional group. In conservation service with three groups reduction would reach 8,280 kg of CO2 per year.
Progress of the battery market
The results of the study show that, from the environmental point of view, the use of this type of generators formed by batteries and an inverter is entirely feasible. Today, the cost of this technology represents an increase compared to combustion engines, although it is not a clear obstacle, especially given the continued progress in the battery market.
“Thus the company seeks a way to differentiate themselves in the sector through technology, application of innovation to work processes and being able to offer their customers a competitive advantage that impacts the wellbeing of citizens,” says the company in a statement.
Technological Corporation of Andalusia
The sector of Building and Civil Works is one of the seven strategic areas for Technological Corporation of Andalusia, which has already funded 37 R + D + i projects in this sector with more than 7 million euro, which have mobilized 21 million euro of private investment in innovation.
The development of technologies to achieve a cleaner and more sustainable process of building and maintenance is one of the major innovation trends in this sector.