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TIGF signs its second green gas injection contract!

Pau, to January 18, 2017

On 11 January 2017, TIGF (Transport et Infrastructures Gaz France) signed a second contract concerning the injection of “green” gas on its natural gas transport grid.

Under the terms of this injection project in collaboration with Méthalayou, a group of 15 farmers, 100 (n)m3/h of clean gas produced from the fermentation of locally collected organic waste will be injected from early 2018.

In time, the methanisation unit located in the village of Préchacq-Navarrenx will turn 20,000 tonnes of manure, slurry and local waste (green waste, food leftovers, production waste from food producers, etc.) per year into 7,000 MWh of green gas which can be used for heating, cooking or to produce hot water. This amount is enough to power 800 homes and represents a saving 3,800 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year. With production complete, the digestate is deodorised and hygienised and is then returned to the farmers to be spread on crops as an organic fertiliser.

TIGF is fully committed to developing the biomethane industry and supported Méthalayou to make the project possible and enable the group of farmers to better recycle the manure and slurry from their farms, by encouraging the construction of a human-sized activity that creates jobs and sustains local agriculture.

As a stakeholder that is committed to energy transition, TIGF considers that this “green gas” will play an integral role in the gas mix of the future. TIGF is also helping to develop the industry by supporting initiators of methanisation unit projects through the process of connecting and injecting into its natural gas transport network.

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