Waga Energy, a leading company in the gas upgrade field will deploy its landfill gas-to-renewable natural gas (RNG) technology in Quebec; the company has been selected by the by the Mauricie Residual Materials Management Board (RGMRM) to deploy this top-notch tech.
Firstly, the green gas produced will be purchased by Énergir, the largest gas distribution company in the province, and injected into its gas grid onsite; particularly, at the Saint-Étienne-des-Grès landfill, in Quebec.
Secondly, this project will be the first of its kind in Canada, as it will use the WAGABOX; a technology developed by Waga Energy to recover landfill gas in the form of RNG.
Thirdly, the companies signed the agreement on March; furthermore, the company will buy the landfill gas from RGMRM for a period of at least 20 years. Then, the gas will be upgraded by the WAGABOX treatment unit.
Moreover, Waga Energy will generate its income through the selling of its output to Énergir, which will substitute its flaring practice, aligning itself more with an ESG approach.
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Waga Energy pushing Quebec’s energy transition
Furthermore, the WAGABOX processes 3,400 cubic meters of biogas per hour (2,000 scfm). Consequently, it will produce 468,000 GJ (444,000 mmBtus) of renewable gas per year, corresponding to the annual consumption of 8,000 local households.
On the other hand, a local company under the supervision of the a subsiadiary of Waga Energy will develop the WAGABOX to be deployed in the Saint-Étienne-des-Grès; except for the cryogenic distillation module which will be imported from France.
In addition, according to company’s estimations, the project will be ready by 2022; it will contribute to Canada’s energy transition. It will prevent the release of 23,000 tons of CO2 per year into the atmosphere by substituting renewable gas for fossil natural gas.
Mathieu Lefebvre, president and co-founder of the company, said. “Thanks to our technology, hundreds of landfill sites across the United States and Canada will be able to produce renewable natural gas; contribute to the energy transition, and also generate a new revenue stream; all, without the need for investment, and free from additional operating constraints.”
Finally, Michel Angers, President of RGMRM concluded. “Thanks to this device, treating our gas is no longer an expense; moreover, it is a new income stream; and more importantly, it is yet another step towards a more sustainable approach to landfill management.”