Global service operator Ferrovial Servicios has chosen Waga Energy, which develops biomethane injections projects, to produce biomethane at one of Spain’s largest landfills. The Can Mata landfill, near Barcelona, will be the first in Spain to use the WAGABOX purification technology, developed by Waga Energy to recover landfill gas in form of biomethane. It is the first landfill gas injection project in Europe to be financed by a long-term power purchase agreement. The biomethane production will start in 2022 and will inject 70 GWh of biomethane per year into the Spanish operator Nedgia’s gas network, which is equivalent to the annual energy consumption of 14,000 Spanish households.
“Landfill gas-to-biomethane injection projects are complex from a technological, regulatory, and financial point of view. Our unique expertise in this area, combined with our commitment to the energy transition, has enabled this renewable gas project in Spain to materialise”, said Mathieu Lefebvre, CEO and co-founder of Waga Energy. Ten WAGABOX units are already in operation in France, supplying 35,000 homes and avoiding 45,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.