Nopalimex

Nopalimex

Nopalimex is a biodigestor entirely powered by nopal, a cactus. The plant benefits from economies of scale and also no transport cost, as the crop is grown around it.

The biogas produced is used in the factory for making corn and cactuschips, as well as in a genset for electricity. Some is cleaned of carbon dioxide and provided as biomethane, which can be used in modified vehicles.

Product description

Nopalimex is a biodigestor entirely powered by nopal, a cactus. The plant benefits from economies of scale and also no transport cost, as the crop is grown around it.

The biogas produced is used in the factory for making corn and cactuschips, as well as in a genset for electricity. Some is cleaned of carbon dioxide and provided as biomethane, which can be used in modified vehicles.

Target region(s)

Mexico.

Distributors/implementing organizations

Nopalimex is the sole distributor in Mexico. Facebook page

Market suggested retail price

Investment costs are USD 2.17 million (40 million pesos, May 2016)

Competitive landscape

Bioworks and G2E Biomass Gasification Plant for large-scale biomass in Mexico.

Sistema Biobolsa BB40 for smaller-scale biogas in Mexico.

Target user(s)

Micro-enterprises, industries, public services in Mexico that need electricity or biofuel.

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