TotalEnergies partners Veolia to develop Biomethane solutions

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TotalEnergies and Veolia announced recently signing an agreement for recovering Biomethane from Veolia’s Waste and Wastewater treatment facilities that are in operation in more than 15 nations. According to both firms’ reports, the partners will be developing as well as co-investing in a portfolio of global projects, with the ambition of manufacturing up to 1.5 terawatt-hours (TWh) of the Biomethane per year within 2025.

According to TotalEnergies estimation, this production of renewable gas made from organic waste will be equivalent to the average annual natural gas consumption of 500,000 residents and will avoid some 200,000 tons of CO2 per year. TotalEnergies will market the resulting biomethane as a renewable fuel for mobility or as a substitute for natural gas in other uses.

Both firms have also confirmed that with this agreement, the partners will also be in contention for pooling their industrial know-how in the Biomethane’s production.

Veolia will provide its expertise in the production and processing of biogas from its facilities, and TotalEnergies will contribute its in-depth knowledge of the entire biomethane value chain.

Stephane Michel, President of Gas, Renewables & Power at TotalEnergies, commented: “We are pleased to partner with Veolia to promote the recovery of waste through the production of biomethane, and thereby the circular economy, one of the pillars of sustainable development.”

Stephane added: “The development of biomethane is part of TotalEnergies’ transformation into a broad energy company, and the deployment of its ambition to be a major player in renewables.”

Estelle Brachlianoff, Chief Operating Officer of Veolia commented: “Our partnership with TotalEnergies is in line with Veolia’s strategy to develop solutions for decarbonizing the energy mix, notably with biogas, as part of an ecological transition.”

Estelle further adds: “At the global level, the biogas resources at our sites offer more than 6 terawatt-hours of primary energy. With this biomethane production potential and our know-how in biogas, Veolia intends to become a leading player in the value chain while developing a more decentralized and local green energy production capacity.”

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