Xergi to build biogas plant in France

Biogas company Methalandes of France is developing what will be the nation's largest anaerobic digestion plant to date in the town of Hagetmau.

The facility will be able to handle waste products from the agricultural and food sectors in order to produce 37.8 million kWh of electricity.

The construction contract for the new project has been awarded to Xergi; the company's fifth order in France in three years. Construction is slated to being soon, with the plant expected to be put into operation in 2015.

Speaking about Xergi's technology the company's CEO Jørgen Ballerman comments: 'It has been well received in countries such as France, the UK and the US because our system provides customers with peace of mind that the necessary amounts and qualities of biomass will be added in the long-term.'

The plant's shareholders include Eneria Ren and the state-owned bank Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations. Eneria Ren is owned by the company Groupe Monnoyeur, a European retailer and wholesaler of industrial engines and construction machinery from the US firm Caterpillar.

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