The Renault plant in Tangier produces nearly 200,000 Dacia vehicles per year, with a maximum capacity of 60 vehicles per hour. The aim of the partnership between Renault and Veolia was to meet the site’s thermal energy requirements without emitting any carbon.
Starting from 2012, Veolia set up a production unit on the site - made up of three biomass boilers with a combined thermal power of 18MW - designed to cover 100% of the plant’s thermal needs. It produces the hot water needed for the plant’s industrial processes.
Turning agricultural waste into a 100% renewable energy source
Built to support the increase in production of the site, the biomass boilers consume nearly 25,000 tons of residue per year. 97% of the thermal energy used by the site now comes from renewable sources. In 2014, 25,000 tons of CO2 emissions were thus avoided.
18 MW thermal power
25,000 tons of biomass recycled every year
25,000 tons of CO2 emissions avoided in 2014
97% of the heating energy used is renewable