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Veolia Brazilian Landfill Biogas Valorisation Underway (Int'l.)
Date: 2021-10-13
In the UK, Veolia reports it is bringing three new thermoelectric power plants on stream at three Brazilian sanitary landfill sites. These three units will produce 12,400 kW of renewable electricity -- sufficient to meet the electricity and heating needs of a city of around 42,000 Brazilians, according to the release. Veolia is also focusing on the valorisation of this energy resource to increase the share of renewable energy in the electricity mix and thus reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

More environmentally friendly than fossil fuels for electricity production, biogas contributes significantly to the mitigation of climate change by:

  • Reducing the GHG through proper destruction of the methane (gas highly contributing to global warming, 28 times CO2) generated by the waste;

  • Replacing fossil fuels for power generation with renewable electricity produced on site, thus avoiding their extraction and burning.

    By 2021, the biogas capture on Veolia's landfills in Brazil will avoid 45,000 tons of methane into the atmosphere, which is about 1.26 million tons of CO2 equivalent, traded as CERs. (Source: Veolia, Website, PR, 8 Oct., 2021) Contact: Veolia, + 33 1 85 57 84 76 / 84 80,,

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  • Veolia Ups Composting Recovery for Biomass Fuel (Ind. Report)
    Date: 2021-09-08
    In the UK, Veolia reports it currently processes over 500,000 tpy of green and food waste derived from a nationwide network of 11 composting sites that produce over 250,000 tpy. Previously, around 25 pct of green waste ended up as oversize after composting, as some green waste bins contain physical contaminants such as plastic and metal, mistakenly discarded by customers. Even after careful processing, this contamination ends up in the compost oversize which is the larger, woody fraction remaining after the valuable compost product fraction is removed.

    The new more efficient process required a £1 million investment for a fixed cleaning line to remove the contamination from the 30,000 tonnes of compost oversize arising annually across four sites in southern England. This transforms the material into a clean wood product such as PAS100 approved mulch for gardening and landscaping, or a renewable biomass fuel for electricity and heating.

    To date, more than 55,000 tonnes of contaminated compost oversize has been processed in this way, and the plant is aiming to find an alternative use for all contaminants removed to achieve zero waste to landfill.(Source: Veolia, Website PR, 3 Sept., 2021) Contact: Veolia, Donald Macphail, COO,

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    Renova Increases Stake in Kanda Biomass (Int'l. Report)
    Renova,Kanda Biomass
    Date: 2021-07-28
    Further to our 15 February coverage, Japanese renewable power developer Renova reports it will increase its holdings in the Kanda biomass power plant in Fukuoka prefecture, Japan, with the purchase a 10 pc stake from Japanese water and energy firm Veolia for an undisclosed sum. The transaction will bring Renova's stake to 53.07 pct when completed on 28 July as scheduled.

    As previously reported, the Kanda biomass power plant is designed to burn around 360,000 tpy of biomass fuels, including wood pellets from North America, palm kernel shell, wood chips, forestry waste and other woody biomass material.

    Veolia Japan will continue to operate and maintain the project through its Veolia Jenets subsidiary. Wood product producer Sumitomo Forestry holds a 41.5pc stake, renewable power supplier Kyushu Mirai Energy has 5pc and local construction firm Mihara Grope owns 0.43pc.

    Kanda Biomass Energy KK is a "special purpose vehicle" held by Veolia Japan KK, part of French group Veolia Environnement SA. (Source: Renova, PR, 26 July, 2021); Veolia,

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    TotalEnergies, Veolia Partner on Microalgae-based Biofuel (Int'l.)
    TotalEnergies, Veolia
    Date: 2021-07-19
    Paris-headquartered oil and gas conglomerate TotalEnergies reports it is partnering with French energy services Veolia to develop biofuel solutions using microalgae.

    The project will take place over the next four years, with a test platform to be set up at the La Mede biorefinery investigating the most effective means of growing microalgae. As the plant absorbs CO2 while it grows, it could prove a low-carbon fuel alternative.

    TotalEnergies will bring its knowledge of biofuel production and expertise in carbon capture to the project while Veolia brings its history in water management which will be useful in developing the water-based microalgae. (Source: TotalEnergies, Website PR, July, 2021)Contact: Veolia,; TotalEnergies,

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    Veolia, TotalEnergies Partner on Microalgae for Biofuels (Ind. Report)
    Veolia, TotalEnergies
    Date: 2021-07-07
    In Paris, TotalEnergies is reporting it is partnering with UK-based Veolia on a four-year research effort at TotalEnergies La Mede biorefinery to accelerate the development of microalgae cultivation using CO2 for the production of biofuel.

    Through photosynthesis, microalgae use sunlight and CO2 from the atmosphere or from industrial processes to grow. When mature, they can be transformed into next-generation biofuels with low carbon intensity. As part of the project, a test platform will be set up to compare different innovative systems for growing microalgae and identify the most efficient microalgae. . (Source: TotalEnergies, PR, Website, 6 July, 2021) Contact: Veolia,; TotalEnergies,

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    Renova Ups Stake in Japanese Biomass Power Plant (Int'l. Report)
    Renova,Kanda Biomass Energy, Veolia
    Date: 2021-02-15
    In Japan, renewable power producer Renova Inc reports it will act on its option to acquire a 10 pct stake in Kanda Biomass Energy's 75-MW Kanda Biomass power plant project in Fukuoka prefecture.

    When operational this June, the plant will burn wood pellets, palm kernel shells and domestic woodchips to produce around 500,000 MWh per year.

    Kanda Biomass Energy KK is a "special purpose vehicle" held by Veolia Japan KK, part of French group Veolia Environnement SA. (Source: Renova, 14 Feb, 2021) Contact: Renova Inc.,; Veolia,

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    Veolia Increasing Waste Wood Recycling, Processing (Int'l. Report)
    Date: 2021-01-06
    In the UK, Veolia reports it is expanding its present 410,000 tpy waste wood recycling and processing capacity by 50,000 tpy in keeping with its commitment to recycling and renewable biomass energy.

    To that end, the company's new Runcorn Wood Recycling Facility is designed to support the treatment of wood waste from the Merseyside area for use as flooring, furniture, worktops, and other particle board applications. Lower-grade material will be used for power generation.

    In the UK, Veolia's renewable biomass energy operations have saved more than 500,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions in the last four years, according to the company. (Source: Veolia, Website, PR, 5 Jan., 2021) Contact: Veolia UK,

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    Veolia Leading Dubai Sewage Plant Biogas Project (Int'l Report)
    Date: 2019-10-07
    The Municipality of Dubai is reporting a partnership with the French waste-to-energy group Veolia Environment for the conversion of biogas from the Warsan Sewage Treatment Plant into green energy that will be used to power the sewage treatment plant itself.

    The project is expected to reduce the annual operating costs of the plant and to cut the plant's CO2 emissions by 31,000 tpy, equivalent to emissions from 7,000 homes in Dubai. The Warsan plant will convert 58,000 cubic meters per day of biogas into electricity when fully operational. (Source: Veolia, Middle East Utilities, 6 Oct. 2019) Contact: Veolia Environnement,

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    Valmet Announces BS Energy Biomass Boiler Order (Int'l. Report)
    Valmet, BS Energy
    Date: 2019-09-06
    Espoo, Finland-headquartered Valmet is reporting it will supply a biomass-fired boiler and a flue gas treatment plant to BS Energy's combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Braunschweig, Germany. The roughly €50 million boiler with its auxiliary equipment is in line with BS Energy's energy production strategy 2030 which aims to remove and replace coal-fired boilers by 2022.

    The biomass-fired CHP plant will produce approximately 20 MW of electricity and 60 MW of district heat. The CYMIC circulating fluidized bed boiler included in Valmet's delivery will use recycled wood as its primary fuels to generate 27 kg/s of high-pressure steam at a pressure of 75 bar and a temperature of 525 C. The flue gas cleaning system included in the delivery will enable fulfilling the tightening emission standards.

    BS Energy, a subsidiary company jointly owned by the City of Braunschweig, Veolia Deutschland GmbH, and Thuga AG, is the regional energy supplier in Braunschweig. (Source: Valmet, PR, Globe Newswire, 3 Sept., 2019) Contact: Valmet, Kai Janhunen, VP,,; BS Energy, +49 531 3838000

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