Florian, Maintenance Technician at La Baumette wastewater treatment plant

"Producing energy from wastewater will turn the tide!"
Florian, Maintenance Technician at La Baumette wastewater treatment plant

Converting wastewater into energy

During wastewater treatment, the water is separated from the organic and mineral matter it contains. This residue is called wastewater sludge. It is essential to reuse all the recoverable waste in order to give it a second life and avoid drawing on virgin resources. Today, it is possible to transform sludge into green energy. At Veolia, our Resourcers are constantly innovating to find new solutions for wastewater recovery. At La Baumette wastewater treatment plant in France, Florian and his colleagues produce energy using the gas released during the sludge's anaerobic digestion. The biogas produced is treated and transformed into biomethane. All of this gas is injected into the city's natural gas network. By continually seeking new solutions to optimize energy recovery, the plant is becoming an exemplary model of ecological transformation.

 Florian, Maintenance Technician at La Baumette wastewater treatment plant

Deep dive

Come with us and meet the people who are optimistic about ecological transformation. Meet Florian, a maintenance technician at La Baumette wastewater treatment plant in France, who explains the solutions deployed by Veolia's Resourcers to produce biogas from wastewater, purify it and inject it into the national gas network. In this way, they supply part of the city with energy.

I knew that wastewater treatment was vital, but I had no idea of all the things you could do with the organic matter recovered in the process. You can make electricity from wastewater.
Finley – Journaliste chez Fisheye

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Scotland - seafield site
“Enriching soil with our wastewater fertiliser will turn the tide! "
Nantes - ARC EN CIEL 2034 site
"Improving sorting through innovation will turn the tide!"

Jordan – As Samra site
“Fighting water stress will turn the tide! ”

Colombia – Coca-Cola FEMSA site
"Securing energy supply will turn the tide!"
Italy - at the Udine site
"Optimizing the energy consumption of buildings will turn the tide!"

Indonesia - the Pasuruan site
"Accelerating the circular economy for plastics will turn the tide!"
Californie – Site d’Edward C. Little West Basin
"Giving new life to wastewater will turn the tide!"

Australia - Camden Organics site
"Revitalising soils without chemicals will turn the tide!"

Germany – BS|ENERGY site
"Helping cities green their energy mix will turn the tide!"

Spain – on the Llobregat river
"Increasing our available water resources will turn the tide!."

France – site of Cedilor
"Making electric mobility ever more sustainable will turn the tide!"