During an official trip to China, French President Mr. François Hollande, visited the wastewater treatment plant in Chongqing Tangjiatuo, an example of a circular economy, and officially launched Derun Environment, a leading environmental group in China
Today, the French President Mr. François Hollande; Mr. HUANG Qifan, the mayor of Chongqing; Mr. Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman of the Board of Directors of SUEZ and CEO of ENGIE; Mr Jean-Louis Chaussade, CEO of SUEZ; and Mr. LI Zu Wei, Chairman of Chongqing Water Assets, have visited the wastewater treatment plant in Chongqing Tangjiatuo, a concrete example of a circular economy in the field of water management in China.
Operating since 2009, the plant treats wastewater from around a million inhabitants. It uses INNODRY 2E®technology developed by SUEZ, which enables the facility to treat all the sludge produced, up to 240 tonnes per day, by dehydrating it and converting it into alternative fuel, for use within the plant itself, thus rendering it partly self-sufficient in energy.
During this visit, French President, Mr. François Hollande, also formalized the launch of Derun Environment, thus establishing a leading environmental group in China, marking a new level of cooperation between the two countries in the field of the environment.