Waga Energy rolls out its first RNG project in British Columbia, accelerating its international growth plans in Canada.
Waga Energy and its Canadian partner Capital Regional District (CRD), are kicking out the construction of a new biomethane production unit to be installed at the Hartland landfill site, on Vancouver Island. This fourth Canadian project will leverage the WAGABOX® technology, developed and patented by Waga Energy, to produce RNG from landfill gas. RNG is a renewable substitute for fossil-based natural gas.
This high-capacity WAGABOX®, expected to run from the second quarter of 2024, will be able to process 2,000 scfm (3,200 m3/h) of landfill gas. Based on expected gas volumes, it will be producing up to 345,000 mmBTU (100 GWh/y or 365,000 GJ/y ), and will save 450,000 tonnes of eqCO2 over the next 25 years, by replacing fossil-based natural gas.
The Hartland WAGABOX® unit will be built in Quebec by Waga Energy’s Canadian subsidiary, except for the cryogenic distillation module which will be imported from France. The facility will be operated and maintained by Waga Energy for 25 years. The RNG production will be sold to Canadian utility FortisBC by CRD and injected into the gas grid via a pipeline extension that will be built as part of this project.
CRD encompasses thirteen municipalities and serves a population of 432,000 on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. It operates the Hartland landfill, which receives waste from British Columbia’s capital, Victoria, located 14 kilometers away, and surrounding communities.
The WAGABOX® unit will replace a gas-to-electricity plant which has been in operation at the landfill since 2004, significantly increasing the amount of energy produced on site.