The Ferrovial Servicios group, a world service operator, has chosen Waga Energy to provide biomethane on the Can Mata landfill, one among Spain’s largest landfills, close to Barcelona.
The Can Mata mission is the primary landfill gasoline injection mission in Europe to be financed by a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and would be the first mission in Spain to make use of WAGABOX® purification know-how. This proprietary know-how was developed by Waga Energy to get better landfill gasoline within the type of biomethane, a renewable substitute for pure gasoline.
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The WAGABOX® unit will mix membrane filtration and cryogenic distillation, in addition to separate the methane contained in landfill gasoline for direct injection into gasoline grids. It will deal with as much as 2,200 m3/h of landfill gasoline and inject 70GWh of biomethane per yr into the gasoline community of the Spanish operator Nedgia. The mission will keep away from the emission of 17,000 tonnes of CO2 per yr by substituting renewable gasoline for pure gasoline.
Waga Energy will buy a part of the landfill gasoline from the Can Mata website from Ferrovial Servicios, finance the development and operation of the WAGABOX® unit, in addition to handle relations with the gasoline community operator and the sale of the biomethane. Waga Energy will make investments €7.5 million ($9.12 million) to fee the unit and join the Can Mata website to the Nedgia gasoline grid, positioned 4 kilometres away. The unit shall be commissioned in 2022.
Can Mata is among the most necessary waste storage websites in Spain. It produces greater than 40 million cubic meters of uncooked biogas per yr, which has to this point been used within the type of electrical energy and gasoline to energy a ceramic manufacturing unit.
Antonio Aliana, regional director of Ferrovial Servicios in Catalonia, stated: “The settlement signed with Waga Energy strengthens Ferrovial’s dedication to sustainable improvement. This round financial system mission will make it attainable to provide biomethane, for the good thing about our residents, because of essentially the most superior know-how for the restoration of biogas from waste gasoline. We hope that this modern inexperienced vitality mission shall be prolonged to different websites that we function, as a part of our technique to remodel waste into sources”.
Mathieu Lefebvre, CEO and co-founder of Waga Energy, concluded: “This vital mission with the Ferrovial Servicios group marks the fruits of three years of laborious work by each events. Landfill gas-to-biomethane injection initiatives are complicated from a technological, regulatory, and monetary perspective. Our distinctive experience on this space, mixed with our dedication to the vitality transition, has enabled this main renewable gasoline mission in Spain to materialise.”
The long-term PPA methodology of financing is never used for inexperienced gasoline initiatives, usually unable to supply patrons with a aggressive value over the long run. However, the 2 companions have adopted a enterprise mannequin that ensures excessive efficiency all through the mission cycle, facilitating the PPA.
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