RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS / SUCCESS STORIES

National and
International projects

Learn about some of the Genia Global Energy projects, developed by each of the business lines: Genia Bioenergy, Genia Solar Energy and Genia Energy Solutions.

Projects with the highest quality standards

We must decarbonise the energy model and utilise both available resources—natural and urban resources, waste from industry—as well as advances originating from the current technological revolution, so we can work within a smart model of sustainable development.

At Genia Global Energy, we bring technology and people together to develop sustainable energy.

How do we do it?

Genia bioenergy

Industrial Biogas Plant

Sugar industry.
Project: ASTARTA

Technical Specifications

  • Biogas produced: 7.000 m3/hour
  • Demand covered: 75% of energy required for the sugar production process.
  • Thermal energy: 39 MW (8000 h/year)

Tank size:

  • 4 x 6.200 m3 digester
  • 2 x 3.100 m3 Post-digester

Inputs

  • Substrate: Sugar beet pulp
  • Feeding system: 1.000 ton/day, constant

Outputs

  • Energy produced: 313.6 GWht/year
  • Methane yield: 56 Mm3/year
  • Digestate utilised in own fields as fertiliser

Status

Operational

Industrial Biogas Plant

Agri-food industry.
Project: SELF-SUPPLY

Technical Specifications

  • Agri-food waste: 32,850 T/year
  • Biogas produced: 400 m3/hour
  • Average CH4 content: 53 %

    Tank size:
    3,436 m3 Digester

Inputs

  • Substrate: Commercial waste, industrial biowaste and sludge.
  • Feeding system: 
    40,000 ton/year, constant

Outputs

  • Energy produced: 313.6 GWht/year
  • Digestate: 25,500 Tn/year

Status

Operational and in expansion phase

Industrial Biogas Plant

3rd Generation
Project: Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Technical Specifications

  • Biogas produced: 800 m3/hour
  • Power: Electric motor: 1.100 kWe (8400 h/year)
  • Digestion in 4 different stages
  • Capable of digesting lignin and lignocellulose on an industrial level

Inputs

Cattle slurry with straw (30%), lignocellulose waste and trimmings (70%)

Outputs

  • Electric energy produced: 9,1 GWhe/año
  • Thermal energy produced: 10,4 GWht/año
  • Digestate transformed into organic fertiliser

Status

Operational

Waste to Energy Concept

Liquid Digestate Treatment and Management
Project: Evercreech, United Kingdom

Technical Specifications

  • Biogas produced: 2.700m3 de biogas/hour
  • Tank size:
  • 2 digesters 24m diameter 10 height
  • 3 digesters 20m diameter 10 height
  • 2 turbotanks 12m diameter 9m height

Inputs

  • Substrate: agricultural and industrial waste from various origins
  • Feeding system:
    500 t/day agricultural waste
    380 t/day municipal waste

Outputs

Energy produced:

  • 830 m3/hour = 77.6 GWh/year biomethane injected into the grid
  • 3 x 1 MWe motors, 25.5 GWhe/year each
  • Treatment and Management of 70,000 m3/year of liquid digestate with disposal into water source

Status

Engineering completed. Construction start date 2021.

Energy valorisation from OFMSW

Project: Emaya,
Palma de Mallorca

Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste from waste from the city of Palma de Mallorca. The proposed model allows for €8 million in savings annually compared to current management.

Treatment

MSW treatment plant with anaerobic digestion of the organic fraction and recovery of inorganics with the following characteristics:

  • Raw material input: 219 t/day MSW
  • Produces electricity with CHP engines.
  • Project category: Green electricity derived from the organic fraction of MSW. Utilisation and recovery of 90% of inorganic waste from the plant.

Biogas purification

Biogas purification plant with the following characteristics:

  • 340 m3/hour biomethane produced
  • Technology used: Amines
  • Biomethane usage: Vehicular use / virtual pipeline

Status

2017 – 2019

2nd phase / Energy valorisation from OFMSW

MSW treatment plant and biogas purification plant design
Project: Emaya, Palma de Mallorca

Technical Specifications

  • Biogas produced: 630 m3/hour
  • Average CH4 content: 54%
  • Tanks: 6 digesters

Inputs

  • Raw material: 219 t/day MSW
  • Utilisation and recovery of 90% of inorganic waste from the plant

Outputs

Energy produced: 340 m3/h biomethane

Status

Proposal for tender: finalised December 2019

Small biogas plant start-up on dairy farm

Project: HEBRÓN – PALESTINE

The plants are installed in containers, and they replicate large biogas plant operations on a small scale. This was a custom project for a cattle farm in Palestine that produces a high volume of milk. The biogas plant functions with slurry from the cattle, as well as straw and green waste. This allows the owners to reduce energy and gas costs, as biogas-produced energy is self-supplied on the farm itself.

Technical Specifications

  • Biogas produced: 300 m3/hour
  • Power: Electric motor: 375 kWe (8400h/year)
  • Tank size:
    2 x 3,000 m3 Digester

Innovative aspects

Organic load rate: OLR – 4´S

Inputs

  • Raw material: Cattle slurry with straw and green waste
  • Feeding system: 70 t/year, daily

Outputs

  • Electric energy produced: 3.1 GWhe/year
  • Thermal energy produced: 3 GWht/year
  • Methane yield: 1.5 Mm3/year
  • Digestate utilised in own fields, reducing fertiliser costs

Status

Operational

Promotion and construction of Talayuela Solar 300 MW

Project: Talayuela Solar
300 Mwp-250Mwn

Technical Specifications

  • Talayuela Solar is a benchmark in innovation that will lead the path towards the new era of solar energy and environmental sustainability.

  • It lays the foundation of electric generation for the future and opens a door to hope for a world without pollution.

  • The project is the only of its kind in the world, producing zero CO2 emissions during production, construction and energy generation.

  • Genia Global Energy is a developer and engineering company that creates new models and technologies to generate renewables on the spot market.

Talayuela Solar is distinguished by the Excellence in Sustainability and Biodiversity Preservation Certification.

Project: Talayuela Solar
300 Mwp-250Mwn

This plant is capable of predicting, managing, and even storing the energy produced, identifying strategies for its sale and participating in the balancing market.

Technical Specifications

The area of the project covers 809.28 hectares divided into:

  • Photovoltaic facility: 500.7 ha
  • Infrastructure protection: 150 ha
  • Oak protection: 113.58 ha
  • Aquifer protection: 45 ha

Inputs

The CERRO VERDE NORTE parcels include:

  • Nominal power: 136.5 MWn
  • Peak power: 161.1 MWp

Outputs

The CERRO VERDE SUR parcels include:

  • Nominal power: 113.5 MWn
  • Peak power: 138.5 MWn

Status

Operational

Promotion and construction of Valle Solar 300 MW

Project: Valle Solar
300 Mw

Project description

  • Genia Solar Energy has begun the promotion of Valle Solar, the 218 MW Renewable Generation Project with connection to the transport grid in the Spanish Electricity Grid (REE by its Spanish initials), the largest in the Region of Valencia. The 300 MW sustainable photovoltaic plant with positive balance is the largest PV project to date in the Region of Valencia.

  • Valle Solar is a participatory model, economically and environmentally sustainable, democratic, equitable, and technically secure. In this project, self-supply and renewable energy generation plants that are connected to the transport grid coexist.

  • This project is evidence that electricity can be produced and consumed in a more environmentally friendly and sustainable way, beyond the large energy oligopolies.

  • Generating clean renewable energy like solar power is a key factor in decarbonising the Spanish economy and fulfilling European objectives regarding energy and environmental issues. A leader in sustainability, based on the circular economy model.

Genia promotes, constructs and conects the Saint Leger 12MW photovoltaic plant in France

Project: Saint Leger
300 Mwp-250Mwn

Genia Solar inaugurated a new photovoltaic plant in Saint Léger (Charente-Maritime), with a surface area of 17 ha and an installed capacity of 10,726 MW.

Technical Specifications

  • Surface area: 17ha.
  • Panels: <46.000 Yingli and Canadian Solar
  • Polycrystalline panels

Inputs

  • Nominal power: 10.080 MWn
  • Peak power: 11.726 MWp
  • Annual production: 12,550 MWh

Outputs

  • 16 SMA inverters, 630 kVA
  • 8 TMC transformers, 6,250 kVA

Status

Operational

Photovoltaic Plant in France with storage

Project: Martinica
2,47 Mwp-1Mwn

Genia Solar Energy designed and promoted the 2.47 MW photovoltaic plant with 1 MW Saft lithium-ion battery storage on the island of Martinique (France).

Technical Specifications

  • Year constructed: 2013 / 2015
  • Technology: Fixed structure with polycrystalline panels + Saft lithium-ion battery storage.
  • Surface area:
    76-813 m2

Inputs

Peak power: 2,47MWp

Genia Energy Solutions

Comprehensive energy efficiency

Project: CELESTICA

  • Implementation of an advanced energy monitoring system integrated with SCADA software.
  • Installation of Digital Lumens intelligent lighting system.
  • Analysis and energy improvement in the plant’s cooling system.
  • Installation of frequency variation for the ventilation system and harmonic output filters.
  • Design and improvement of the automatic control system of the ventilation and air conditioning installation.
  • Implementation of a Free Cooling system in the installation.
  • Design and improvement of the boiler control system. Monitoring and optimisation of gas and thermal consumption.

The largest industrial smart lighting installation in Spain

Project: Coca cola


In their sustainability strategy “Avanzamos” (Moving Forward), CocaCola European Partners established a series of environmental commitments and objectives with a timeline until 2025, one of which is efficiency in energy consumption. They therefore have decided to replace the lighting in their facilities in Martorelles, Barcelona.


The change in the lighting system aims to reduce energy consumption by more than 90% to achieve minimal consumption whilst improving lighting conditions (3-year project).

Technical Specifications

Surface area: 72.630 m2

Inputs

  • 1,265 t CO2 emissions reduced
  • Emissions reduction: related to the decrease in electricity consumption
  • Energy cost reduction 93.30%
  • Energy cost reduction: against consumption before renovation
  • Power reduction 474.60 (kW)
  • Reduction of light fixtures 3,685
  • Reduction of power and light fixtures: difference between installed power and future power. Same for light fixtures

Outputs

Savings in energy consumption higher than 90%, in some cases exceeding 97%. This represents 3.8 million kWh/year and 1,265 t of CO2/year.

  • Energy savings 3,833,689 (kWh/year)
  • Energy savings: in lighting that no longer consumes

Status

Operational

Disalfarm achieves 79% energy savings by increasing lighting

Project: Disalfarm

Disalfarm is a leading logistics company in the pharmaceutical distribution sector and was created by the Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim and Novartis laboratories to concentrate on their warehouse and pharmaceutical distribution in Spain. This logistical centre is located in Rubí, Barcelona.


The company sought to substitute the lighting with LED, and it was then that they learned about the capabilities that Digital Lumens offers compared to traditional LED.

Technical Specifications

Surface area: 39,027 m2

Inputs

  • Power reduction (kW): 55% [despite increase in light sources]
  • 68 light fixtures installed

Outputs

Energy savings: 79%

Status

Operational

Consumption reduced by more than 90% with IoT smart lighting.

Project: Murviedro

Bodegas Murviedro is a multination wine company located in Requena, Valencia, that combines traditional wine production with constant innovation in its management and commitment to sustainability.


The Digital Lumens Intelligent Lighting System supplies high quality light when necessary and reduces the kWh used, whilst the LightRules light management software provides the necessary flexibility to satisfy the unique needs of each plant, offering reports with key metrics to perform simple measurements and verifications.


In addition to achieving the best lighting, with white light and at an adequate level of illumination, the system enables the company to attain interesting savings, thanks to the Digital Lumens smart sensors technology.

Technical Specifications

Surface area: 2300 m2

Inputs

  • Hours: 3640h / year

Outputs

Temperature range: Room temperature

Status

Operational

Incorporating smart RLE LED light fixtures and smart lighting control.

Project: Bayer Cropscience.

Turnkey project supplying and installing smart LED lighting in the Bayer Cropscience plant in Valencia. The project achieves 70% energy consumption savings in targeted areas, where the light fixtures have been replaced with smart LED lighting.

Technical Specifications

Surface area: 2683,80 m2

Inputs

  • Provision of equipment to be installed during construction
  • Removal and recycling of equipment that is being replaced
  • Installation of different elements
  • Installed equipment start-up, previous layout planning
  • This layout may be modified a posteriori with Site Worx management software
  • Training courses taught by company technicians to personnel responsible for operating the new management software

Outputs

  • Energy savings: 70%
  • Light quality and comfort for adequate work conditions that encourage productivity

Status

Operational

Platos Tradicionales with the most advanced IoT smart lighting

Project: Platos Tradicionales

In the first phase of the project, 5 refrigerated spaces were installed, replacing 40 2×58 W fluorescents for 10 ILE (IP 65); with a payback period of approximately 2 years.

Satisfied with the result, the company initiated the second phase: expansion in different areas to complete the wireless mesh network capable of managing lighting and even third-party sensors.

Storage, production and loading dock areas [51 DLE – 19 ILE]
Packaging and oven [23 DLE – 8 ILE]
Storage and production [104 DLE – 6 ILE]

Technical Specifications

Surface area: 2380 m2

Inputs

  • Number of light fixtures: 110
    Emergency light batteries over light fixtures

Outputs

Additional energy savings associated with cooling systems. Estimated 157% total savings

Status

Operational