A high-tech industrial company to support your projects

Waga Energy was founded in January 2015 in Grenoble, France by engineers from Air Liquide. The company draws on its unparalleled gas engineering know-how to develop biomethane injections projects serving the energy transition.

Waga Energy employs 30 people and integrate all of the skills required to design, build, and operate landfill gas recovery, upgrading, and grid-injection projects — including project financing, design, construction, installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance, and biomethane sales to gas utilities.

Waga Energy is based in Meylan, near Grenoble, France — a world-renowned center for high-tech innovation with a reputation for leadership in gas engineering and cryogenics. Waga Energy also has a US subsidiary in Philadelphia.

Comité de direction

Mathieu Lefebvre

CEO

Co-founder

Engineer graduated from Centrale Marseille, Mathieu has a unique expertise in the biomethane sector and a strong experience in business development. He started the biogas activity for Air Liquide and built the first anaerobic digestion plants in France. Mathieu is a permanent member of French government biomethane working group since 2009.

Nicolas Paget

Chief Technology Officer

Co-founder

Material engineer graduated from UTC Compiègne, Nicolas is know as an industrial gas plant expert. After a successful experience at Technip, he joined the biogas team at Air Liquide, heading industrialization and standardization of biogas plants. In charge of the development of membrane scrubbers, he started the first anaerobic digestion plant in France.

Guénaël Prince

Chief R&D Officer
Co-founder

Guénaël graduated from Arts et Métiers ParisTech and the gas process engineering school IFP. He worked on the regasification process startup of the LNG terminal at Fos (France) for Sofregaz. He joined Air Liquide as a process expert and designer for cryogenic and biogas plant. He was in charge of the development of cryogenic processes and product manager for helium liquefiers.

Marco Venturini

VP Marketing and Sales

Lawyer, economist and MBA graduated, Marco has 30-years’ experience in the environmental industry (waste, water, soil, energy) as managing director of business units at Veolia, Paprec, and EnGlobe Soil Remediation. He has been boards member of several companies and organizations in France, the UK, Canada, Italy, Morocco and Israel.

Guillaume Piechaczyk

Directeur des opérations

Graduated from Arts et Métiers ParisTech and IUT Montpellier, Guillaume is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the WAGABOX® units. He worked previously for the French gas grid operator GRTGaz, and was then in charge of maintenance of offshore oil rigs for Doris Engineering.

Marie-Amélie Richel

Chief Financial Officer

Marie-Amélie graduated from GEM business school. She was in charge of accounting control for the France and EMEA affiliates of the mining group Rio Tinto before joining the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) to apply her expertise to the field of innovation.

Conseil d’administration

Comité d’experts

Mathieu Lefebvre
CEO and co-founder

Guénaël Prince
Chief R&D Officer and co-founder

Marc David
Investment Director, ALIAD

Amaury Bierent
CEO Ovive

Arnaud Lelattre
CEO Starquest Capital

Dominique Gruson
Independant Director

Pascal Mauberger
CEO McPhy Energy

Pierre Briend
Former Process Manager, Air Liquide

Yves Verdurand
Former General Manager, Girus

Awards

An innovation grant under the French government’s economic stimulus program PIA (Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir)

First Prize in the 2016 Fighting Climate Change Awards (French energy agency ADEME and the French Ministry of the Ecology, Sustainable Development, and Energy).

Pollutec 2016 Innovation Awards

2016 Start-up of the Year for the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region (EY/L’Express)

Runner-up in the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) 2018

WAGABOX® is one the 1000 Solutions to protect the environment certified by the Solar Impulse Foundation.