Waga Energy has been chosen by the Mauricie Residual Materials Management Board (RGMRM) to deploy its gas upgrading solution at a landfill in Quebec, Canada.
The green gas produced at the Saint-Étienne-des-Grès landfill will be purchased by Energir, the largest gas distribution company in the province, and injected into its on-site gas grid. This project will be the first in Canada to use the WAGABOX technology, developed by Waga Energy, to recover landfill gas in the form of RNG.
Under the agreement signed in March, Waga Energy will buy the landfill gas from RGMRM for at least 20 years. Waga Energy will generate income by selling its RNG production to Energir. Before this project, the landfill gas at the landfill was captured and burned.
Designed to process 3,400 cubic metres of biogas per hour, the WAGABOX unit will produce 44,000 MMBtus of renewable gas per year, equivalent to the annual consumption of 8,000 local households. The project is estimated to prevent the release of 23,000 tons of CO2 per year into the atmosphere.
The WAGABOX unit will be built by a local company under the supervision of Waga Energy’s Canadian subsidiary, except for the cryogenic distillation module, which will be imported from France. The project is scheduled to be completed by next year.
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