ETW biomethane plant begins operation in France

The energy plant constructor ETW Energietechnik has announced the opening of its first biogas processing plant in France. The plant has been in continuous operation since mid-April. The facility uses a compact model of the ETW SmarCycle PSA biogas treatment system, which is designed to react automatically to flow fluctuations and changing raw gas qualities to prevent loss in yield or the quality of the biomethane produced.

With a processing capacity of 230 to 385 standard cubic metres of biogas per hour, this plant model has been specially developed for the French market. “France is currently one of the most important markets for biomethane plants in Europe,” says Marco Weiss, managing director of ETW Energietechnik.  The French energy utility Engie is planning to source all of its natural gas from biogas and renewable hydrogen by 2050.

ETW has already begun construction on a second plant in France with biogas company Gaseo in north-eastern France. The treatment capacity will be 870 standard cubic metres of biogas per hour from a waste fermentation plant. The biomethane plant is expected to be installed before the end of this year.

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