SUEZ and Waga Energy Commission a Fifth RNG Production Unit
The choice of an innovative technology to supply households with renewable gas
A long-term partnershipThis is the fifth RNG injection project carried out jointly by SUEZ and Waga Energy within the scope of their partnership. Since 2017, four other WAGABOX® units have been commissioned in France (in Saint-Maximin, Gueltas, Chevilly and Ventes-de-Bourse). A sixth unit is currently under construction at the landfill in Montois-la-Montagne. With a combined installed capacity of 480,000 MMBtu (140 GWh) per year, these six units will supply over 20,000 French households with renewable gas, thereby saving 23,000 tons of CO2eq emissions per year.
The construction of the WAGABOX® unit in Milhac-d’Auberoche was funded by Waga Energy and Meridiam. This is the third WAGABOX® project to benefit from the support of the company specializing in the long-term management and funding of sustainable infrastructure. The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region also contributed €400,000 to help fund this local ecological transition project.
According to Guillaume Bomel, General Manager for Infrastructure at SUEZ, Recycling & Recovery France:
“Given the current context amid high tensions over energies, particularly gas, waste is an available resource that could help us achieve energy independence while addressing environmental and climate-change issues. The fact that SUEZ opted for the innovative WAGABOX® solution ties in entirely with the Group’s commitment to recovering RNG, a local, renewable, carbon-free energy which helps to promote energy and ecological transition on a local level.”
According to Mathieu Lefebvre, CEO of Waga Energy:
“SUEZ is one of the first operators to have placed its trust in Waga Energy to produce RNG at its landfills. With this new project, Waga Energy and SUEZ are actively helping to tackle climate change and to promote local energy independence. It’s a great example of a successful partnership between an innovative young company and a major international corporation, and provides further evidence of French industrial expertise in waste processing and recovery”.