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WAGABOX®

The WAGABOX® solution allows to produce biomethane from landfill gas to substitute fossil-based natural gas

December 2018
July 2022
Gallery WAGABOX® 1
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01.

Identification

The result of ten years of R&D at Air Liquide and Waga Energy, the WAGABOX® is a breakthrough landfill gas upgrading technology. It combines two upgrading processes: membrane filtration and cryogenic distillation. Membrane filtration removes the carbon dioxide (CO2) and impurities from landfill gas. The gas is then cryogenically cooled to separate the methane (CH4) from the oxygen (O2) and nitrogen (N2). WAGABOX® technology guarantees grid compliant biomethane regardless of air concentration in landfill gas. It adapts to raw gas flow rates and composition variations and delivers three times more energy than CHP, the most approaching competing technology. Biomethane can be transported and stored using existing gas infrastructure. The solution is fully integrated and is protected worldwide by six patent families.

Label Date July 2022
Parent Company Air Liquide
From France
Maturity stage Medium and large scale commercialization
Looking For New clients, Visibility, Network, Funding, Partners

Sectors - Value chain - Application

Sectors
Applications
Design, Power & Produce
Package & Distribute
Use & Efficiency
Valorize & Restore
Value Chain Steps
02.

The environmental benefits

  • Recovers 90% of the methane contained in landfill gas, allowing an energy yield up to three times higher than CHP
  • Once commissioned, the solution injects biomethane 24/7, around the year
  • By April 2022, 13 WAGABOX® units were operating in France with 480 GWh of installed capacity
  • 37,000 metric tons of CO2eq avoided by substituting fossil natural gas since the commissioning of the 1st WAGABOX® unit in 2017 (April 2022)
  • 145 GWh of renewable natural gas injected into the French gas grid to substitute fossil fuel in 2021
03.

The Financial benefits

  • On a large capacity landfill, production cost can be between 40-70 € /MWh
04.

Activity Region

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North america

United States, Canada,

South america

Colombia,

  • Headquarters
  • Activity
05.

Company Profile

Waga Energy

Developed by Waga Energy, the WAGABOX® technology produces Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), a renewable substitute for fossil-based natural gas, by upgrading the biogas emitted by the breaking down of organic matter on landfill sites.

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Headquarters 38240 Meylan, France
06.

Parent Company

Air Liquide

A world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health.

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Headquarters 75007 Paris, France
07.

Networking Partner

ADEME

ADEME - The French Agency for Ecological Transition- is a public agency under the joint authority of the Ministry for an Ecological Transition and the Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation.

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