Waga Energy deploys first WAGABOX project in the US


Waga Energy, a clean technology and renewable natural gas company, announced this Thursday it signed a contract with Steuben County, New York, to build a WAGABOX unit on Bath’s landfill.

Firstly, the project will enter commissioning in March 2023. It will purify 1,000 scfm (1,600 m3/h) of landfill gas to deliver 207,000 mmBtu (60 GWh) of Renewable Natural Gas. Such an amount would be equivalent to supplying around 4,000 households.

Moreover, the project will allow the saving of 13,500 metric tons of CO2eq each year. This will be important as Steuben County is home to approximately 100,000 residents. Its solid waste landfill in Bath has the authorization to dispose of 150,000 metric tons of waste per year.

In addition, in July 2020, the County issued a competitive RFP (request for proposals) for a landfill gas utilization project to upgrade the gas which is currently collected and flared.

On the other hand, as outlined above, this will be the first WAGABOX project from the company in the United States; and the third in North America. The first two WAGABOX projects in the continent are under construction in Cowansville and Saint-Étienne-des-Grès, Québec, Canada.

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Waga Energy to expand its WAGABOX contracts through 2026

Furthermore, about the project, Steuben County Manager Jack Wheeler said. “Steuben County is thrilled to partner with Waga Energy in leveraging landfill gas in an environmentally conscious and economically advantageous project.”

He also remarked. “Waga Energy has proven to be a highly innovative international firm and bringing this collaboration to fruition will benefit Steuben County and our region for many years to come.”

On the other hand, this first contract for a project of this sort in the US comes right after the company announced financing of 10,4 million euros from BNP Paribas and Banque Populaire Grand Ouest. Waga Energy and Meridiam secured the financing to refinance two SPV companies.

Finally, Waga Energy currently operates ten WAGABOX units in France. Ten more projects are under construction in France, Spain and Canada. The Group plans to have 100 units in operation worldwide by the end of 2026; to achieve a production capacity of around 4 TWh per year; and avoid the emission of 700,000 tons of CO2 per year in the atmosphere.

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