Landfill gas to RNG project in Spain with the support of the European Union

Waga Energy is building a WAGABOX® unit on the Can Mata landfill site operated by PreZero in Els Hostalets de Pierola (Catalonia, Spain). This unit will inject  238,850 mmBtu (70 GWh) of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) per year into the Nedgia gas grid, which is equivalent to the annual energy consumption of 14,000 local households or 200 trucks. The project will avoid the emission of 17,000 tons of eq COeach year, through the substitution of fossil natural gas.

For this project, Waga Energy received a €2.4 million European grant as part of the Innovation Fund – Small Scale program. It will finance the development of an innovation integrated into the unit’s cryogenic distillation module, with the aim of reducing the production cost of RNG.

January 2021: Signing of the contract (with Ferrovial Servicios, who formerly owned the landfill)

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April 2021: Kick-off meeting on the Can Mata landfill site.

January 2022: Kick-off meeting with the European Commission*

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Manufacturing of the component at Ravanat (Grenoble, France).

*Disclaimer – Art.17.2: “Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.”