Waga, Veolia switch on France's largest biomethane plant near Paris

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March 31 (Renewables Now) - Biomethane producer Waga Energy SA (EPA:WAGA) and water, waste and energy management group Veolia (EPA:VIE) have commissioned the largest biomethane production system in France and one of the largest in Europe, the two French companies said on Thursday.

The facility, capable of producing 120 GWh of renewable natural gas (RNG) a year, is located on a Veolia landfill in the city of Claye-Souilly, near Paris. Its output, which is enough to meet the annual consumption of 20,000 households, will be injected directly into the gas network of GRDF, meaning that 16% of Seine-et-Marne’s residential gas consumption will now be covered by local biomethane production.

The Claye-Souilly facility is one of four developed via a partnership between Veolia and Waga Energy in France, including another one in operation and a further two under construction. Together the four units will provide annual biomethane production of up to 175 GWh by 2024.

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