On February 2, TotalEnergies and Veolia signed an agreement to recover biomethane from Veolia's waste-processing facilities and wastewater treatment plants in more than 15 countries, and to invest together in these projects.
The objective: to produce, from organic waste, 1.5 terawatt hours (TWh) of biomethane per year by 2025 – this is the equivalent of the average annual consumption of natural gas by 500,000 inhabitants – and thus prevent the emission of 200,000 tonnes of CO2 every year. This renewable gas will be marketed by TotalEnergies in the form of fuel, or as a substitute for natural gas in its other uses.
As part of this agreement, the two companies will pool their industrial know-how: Veolia is providing its expertise in the production and processing of biogas from its facilities, and TotalEnergies is providing its mastery of the entire biomethane value chain.
We are pleased to partner with Veolia to promote the recovery of waste through the production of biomethane, and thereby the circular economy, one of the pillars of sustainable
development. The development of biomethane is part of TotalEnergies' transformation into
a broad energy company, and the deployment of its ambition to be a major player in renewables", said Stéphane Michel, President Gas, Renewables & Power at TotalEnergies.
Our partnership with TotalEnergies is in line with Veolia's strategy to develop solutions for decarbonizing the energy mix, notably with biogas, as part of an ecological transition. At the global level, the biogas resources at our sites offer more than 6 terawatt hours of primary energy. With this biomethane production potential and our know-how in biogas management, Veolia intends to become a leading player in the value chain while developing more decentralized and local green energy production capacity", said Estelle Brachlianoff, Chief Operating Officer of Veolia.
TotalEnergies and biomethane
The leader in the sector in France with nearly 500 GWh of production capacity, TotalEnergies is present throughout the biomethane value chain, from project development to the marketing of this renewable gas and its by-products (biofertilizers, bioCO2). Its objective: to produce at least 2 TWh of biomethane per year by 2025 – this is equivalent to the average annual consumption of 670,000 French consumers – with a reduction in CO2 emissions of 400,000 tonnes.
Veolia and biomethane
Veolia is now one of the world's largest producers of energy from biogas, with primary energy resources of almost 6 TWh. A world leader in ecological transformation, Veolia aims to increase the recovery of biogas into biomethane by expanding this circular economy source. The Group's ambition is to become one of the leading players in the biomethane sector by developing its production capacities and by contributing to the fight against climate change.