On October 5, Veolia officially announced a new WAGABOX® unit on the landfill site at Le Ham (North-West of France). In operation since April, this unit injects 68,242 mmBtu (20 GWh) of RNG each year into the natural gas grid, supplying around 2,000 households of the region with clean, local, and renewable gas. Through the commissioning of this unit, it will prevent the emission of 3,000 metric tons of eqCO2 each year into the atmosphere, contributing to the energy independence of the region. This is critical under the tense conditions surrounding fossil-based fuel supplies.
Each year, this Veolia landfill site processes up to 150,000 metric tons of waste from the surrounding cities. The landfill gas produced on the site was previously recovered and upgraded through two combined heat and power turbines. The transition to RNG greatly increases the site’s energy production through the implementation of the innovative WAGABOX® technology.
This is the third WAGABOX® unit to be commissioned on a Veolia site, after the sites of Saint-Palais (northern France) and Claye-Souilly (near Paris). A fourth unit is under construction at Chatuzange-le-Goubet (South-Eastern France).
“The commissioning of this unit is a new stage in the 5-year-long collaboration between Waga Energy and Veolia to develop biomethane production in France, in support of the energy transition and the fight against global warming.” Mathieu Lefebvre, Waga Energy CEO.