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. It will prevent the emission of 3,000 metric tons of eqCO2 each year into the atmosphere, and contribute to the energy independence of the region which is critical under the tense conditions surrounding fossil-based fuel supplies in Europe.
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 implementation of the WAGABOX® unit will greatly increase the site’s energy production.
This is the third WAGABOX® unit to be commissioned on a Veolia landfill, after Saint-Palais (northern France) and Claye-Souilly (near Paris). A fourth unit is under construction at Chatuzange-le-Goubet (South-Eastern France).
Mathieu Lefebvre, Waga Energy CEO, says “The commissioning of this unit is a new stage in the 5-year-long collaboration between Waga Energy and Veolia to develop RNG production in France, in support of the energy transition and the fight against global warming”.