Suez begins construction of biomethane plant

March 11, 2018 |

In France, SUEZ, through its subsidiary SERAMM, officially began the construction of a biomethane production and injection plant, produced from wastewater treatment process. Starting on January 1, 2019, the biogas produced in the sludge digestion process will be collected, converted into biomethane and injected into the public natural gas network at a rate of 2.3 million Nm3 a year. The facility has been designed with a future extension in mind, allowing for a rate of 3.8 million Nm3/year, which will make it the largest in France.

Aix-Marseille-Provence metropolitan area will be able to produce enough green energy to supply about 2,500 households. This biomethane – in compressed form – could also, in the longer term, be used as a biofuel for public transport running on natural gas (NGV). In partnership with its local authority and industrial customers, SUEZ is planning to increase its production of biomethane in France by 30 to 50% by 2020.

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