Encontro de Energia no Meio Rural Agrener
PACCO, Honorato Ccalli, CORTEZ, Luís Augusto Barbosa, NEVES FILHO, Lincoln de Camargo et al. Use of biogas for cooling and drying of vegetables. In Proceedings of the 6. Encontro de Energia no Meio Rural, 2006, Campinas (SP, Brazil) [online]. 2006 [cited 25 May 2013]. Available from: <http://www.proceedings.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=MSC0000000022006000200050&lng=en&nrm=iso> .
The European union established a global goal of reduction in 8% in the emission of gases with effect greenhouse up to 2012. In 2010, 12.5% of the energy in the Europe it will have to come from sources you renewed, being that biogas will be able to come to represent about 10% of these sources. Up to 2020 it is foreseen substitution of 20% of the conventional sources for alternative fuels. Biogas is pointed as an ambiently competitive alternative, NEVES FILHO et al.,(2001). With the biodigestor, the agricultural producer can transform animal and vegetal debris into an excellent energy alternative, besides getting a powerful organic fertilizer. The project would consist of the installation of a system of collection of biogas that it would serve of fuel to put into motion a motor Otto cycle and thus to be able to set in motion the of Heat pump. This integrated use will allow to use the potentiality that has the of Heat pump to generate energy of cooling and heating, and to reduce the use of electric energy in the fast cooling of tomatoes post harvest and in the drying of mature tomatoes.
Keywords : Biogas; Heat pump; fast cooling; drying.