MEYLAN, FRANCE: Waga Energy will supply three cryogenic distillation modules to Air Liquide for two renewable natural gas (RNG) production plants currently under construction in the United States, a statement said.
The cryogenic distillation modules, manufactured as standard components by Waga Energy for its WAGABOX(R) landfill gas upgrading units, separate methane from oxygen and nitrogen.
Air Liquide, a world leader in gases, technologies, and services for industry and health, ordered three cryogenic distillation modules from Waga Energy for two RNG production plants under construction at landfill sites in the United States.
The cryogenic distillation modules, which integrate a patented Waga Energy technology, will be connected to membrane filtration units manufactured by Air Liquide.
Waga Energy delivered the first of the three cryogenic distillation modules to Air Liquide in September 2021 for an RNG production plant under construction at the Mallard Ridge Landfill site in Delavan, Wisconsin. It will begin producing RNG by Q2 2022. The other two cryogenic modules will equip an Air Liquide RNG production plant under construction at the Winnebago Landfill site in Illinois.
Waga Energy, a company that specializes in RNG production from landfill gas, standardized the manufacturing of the cryogenic distillation modules for its patented WAGABOX(R) technology. The result of ten years of R&D, WAGABOX(R) technology combines membrane filtration and cryogenic distillation to produce grid-compliant RNG from landfill gas, regardless of the oxygen and nitrogen levels in the raw gas.
Waga Energy has commissioned eleven WAGABOX(R) units in France, and eleven more are under construction in France, Spain, Canada, and the United States. The cryogenic distillation modules Waga Energy is supplying to Air Liquide are the same as the ones used in the large capacity WAGABOX(R) units currently under construction at a Veolia-operated landfill in Claye-Souilly, France and at the Enercycle landfill in Saint-Étienne-des-Grès, Quebec, Canada.
Waga Energy CEO and cofounder Mathieu Lefebvre said, “We are thrilled to be supporting the development of RNG with Air Liquide. An effective alternative to fossil-based natural gas, RNG can help transition our energy systems toward greater sustainability. We have a very strong relationship with Air Liquide. The Group has been by our side since Waga Energy was founded in 2015 and is our main shareholder through its venture capital arm ALIAD.”
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