Clarke Energy has supplied and installed their first biogas upgrading plant located in Perpignan, France with the project being inaugurated with a ceremony on September 7th. The biomethane production unit opening was attended by around fifty people from the following organisations: Clarke Energy, ADEME, GRDF, Veolia, OTV, Perpignan Méd Métropole.
A presentation and site visit were organised by the Clarke Energy team, led by Jean Marc Colombani, following the installation by Clarke Energy of a membrane treatment plant called B2B (Biogas To Biomethane) within the WWTP Perpignan. The biogas cleaning technology consists in treating the biogas in order to obtain biomethane, similar to natural gas. The first biomethane cubic meters are injected into the GRDF network and the unit can thus provide the equivalent of the annual consumption of 1,200 homes.
This inauguration was a great success as this is a first achievement, and moreover the Perpignan WWTP is the first in Occitania and the Mediterranean Arc to produce renewable gas and inject it into the network.
“This is a big day for GRDF,” said the Territorial Manager of the company, Claude Bompard, during the inauguration. Jean-Marc Colombani indicates that the presence of Clarke Energy “was noticed and the quality of our platform was highlighted by all the guests”.