July 17 (Renewables Now) - Methanergy, the biomass and biogas business of French renewable energy project developer Quadran, has started work on three new projects, Quadran said in a news release.
In June, Methanergy started work on three waste-to-energy facilities, all to be operated by waste management company Suez RV.
Methanergy will build two of the facilities n the Île-de-France region in north-central France, at sites in Torcy and Soignolles en Brie. The third biogas plant will be located in Milhac d’Auberoche in in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France.
The site in Torcy will accommodate a 1,274 kW, two-engine plant which will be ready to start operations in September 2017.
Two months later, the 1,067 kW plant at Milhac and the 851 kW unit at Soignolles en Brie will also start operation.
All three waste-to-energy units will use organic waste to produce biogas, 35% to 55% methane in composition, which, in turn, will be used to produce power and heat.
Methanergy currently operates 10 MW of bioenergy facilities, eight of which produce biogas from household waste and one methanisation unit which recycles organic matter into biogas.