Netherlands: Biomethane out of waste for more than 2,000 households

Project WABICO (Waalwijk Biomass Combination) in Waalwijk, is the first to inject biomethane into the national gas grid. The plant produces biomethane from different waste streams and after approving the quality of the gas, the plant has started delivering sustainable energy to the gas grid.

In this project, biogas sourced from anaerobic digestion is upgraded to biomethane with a capacity of 3,760,000 Nm3/ year. This is equivalent to the natural gas consumption of approximately 2,100 households per year and contributes significantly to the sustainable ambitions of the Waalwijk municipality. Different waste streams, mainly residual products from the food processing industry and roadside grass are converted into biogas, which is then upgraded to natural gas quality.

WABICO is a project developed for the production of sustainable energy at the ‘Ecopark’ in Waalwijk. The ‘Ecopark’ is a unique initiative in the field of renewable energy in the Netherlands. At this park, three different forms of sustainable energy techniques are combined: solar energy, wind energy and now also energy from biomass.

Source: Host Netherlands
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