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Anaerobic
Digestion

Becoming the majority shareholder in Methaneo, the pioneer of agricultural anaerobic digestion in mainland France, has allowed us to diversify our expertise into the fast-growing market for biogas.

Anaerobic digestion is now in the center of a series of major economic and environmental challenges. Based on the recovery of energy from organic waste generated by farms and agribusiness (livestock farming effluents, such as solid and liquid manure, plant by-products and agribusiness industrial organic waste), this process reproduces the natural cycle of decomposition known as digestion in an oxygen-free environment.

This cycle generates a combination of biogas, which we either convert into electricity and heat or inject into the gas supply network after purification, and digestate that can itself be recovered for use as a natural fertiliser instead of the chemical alternatives. This is a new model for the farmers and agribusiness operators who partner us in our projects: they receive digestate in return for the organic biomass they supply to us, whilst the heat generated by the plant is sold back to agribusiness operators in the form of low-pressure steam for use in their production cycles.

Our units :

TIPER Méthanisation (79)

  • in service since 23/09/2013
  • 2.1 MWh electricity production, 0.5 MWh heat production
  • can process 75,000 tonnes per year, 65% of which is effluent from livestock
  • 58 farmers supplying, 58 farmers receiving digestate

CAP’TER Méthanisation (79)

  • in service since 14/01/2014
  • 0.5 MWh electricity production, 0.15 MWh heat production
  • can process 10,900 tonnes per year, 85% of which is effluent from livestock
  • 10 farmers supplying, 13 farmers receiving digestate

SAIN’TER Méthanisation (85)

  • in service since 02/02/2015
  • 0.5 MWh electricity production, 0.15 MWh heat production
  • can process 10,900 tonnes per year, 85% of which is effluent from livestock
  • 10 farmers supplying, 10 farmers receiving digestate

 

Our key figures
3
MW
76371
tonnes
17,5
GWh
12000
residents
The installed power rating of the anaerobic digestion plant
Organic waste, particularly farming waste, used in our anaerobic digestion units
The electricity energy generated every year by our anaerobic digestion units
The number of residents whose electricity needs (excluding heating) are covered by the power generated by our Méthanisation units