Waga Energy and Veolia switch on biomethane plant

The companies have commissioned the largest biomethane production system in France.

Biomethane producer Waga Energy SA and water, waste and energy management group Veolia have commissioned the largest biomethane production system in France. The facility, capable of producing 120 GWh of biomethane a year, is located on a Veolia landfill in the city of Claye-Souilly, near Paris. Its output, which is enough to meet the annual consumption of 20,000 households, will be injected directly into the gas network.

The Claye-Souilly project is one of four developed through a partnership between Veolia and Waga Energy in France. A production unit is already in operation in Saint -Palais (Cher), with two others currently under construction in Le Ham (Manche) and Chatuzange-le-Goubet (Drôme). Once commissioned, these four units will represent biomethane production capacity of up to 175 GWh per year by 2024, and will allow to avoid 35,000 metric tons of CO2 annually.

“Veolia is a key player in the biogas production and the conversion of biogas into energy, the Group already produces 1.6 terrawat hours of biogas from waste methanisation in France alone. We intend to contribute to the development of a full-fledged green gas production sector at the European level, which is essential for energy security and to fight against global warming,” explains Estelle Brachlianoff, Group Chief Operating Officer at Veolia.





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