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Waga Energy and ProCeas® in waste management
Nicolas Paget, Chief Technology Officer and cofounder of Waga Energy, talks about his experience using AP2E products…
Can you introduce Waga Energy and your activity?
Nicolas Paget: Waga Energy is a young and innovative company committed to the energy transition. We have developed a breakthrough technology, called WAGABOX®, that makes it possible to upgrade landfill gas into grid-compliant biomethane, a substitute for fossil natural gas. We fund, build, own, and operate WAGABOX® units through long term contracts with landfill owners for biogas supplying, and we generate revenue by selling biomethane to energy utilities. Over the last four years, we have commissioned ten WAGABOX® units in France, and three more are under construction.
The Headquarters is located in Meylan near Grenoble, France – a renowned center for high-tech innovation with a reputation as a leader in gas engineering and cryogenics.
What problem brought Waga Energy to consider ProCeas® as the preferred analytical solution?
N P: We needed a measurement solution to control the biogas purification process of our WAGABOX® units. ProCeas® is used – thanks to a multiplexing unit – to measure CH4, CO2, H2S, H2O, O2 at various stages of the purification process.
What ultimately led you to select the ProCeas® system versus other technologies?
N P : The ProCeas® biogas analyzers offer interesting features for us. First, they can monitor several gases, even in ppb range. This allows us to use a single ProCeas® to replace several analyzers deployed at different stages of the purification process. Second, the measurements are reliable and accurate, which we were able to verify by making comparisons with other devices. Finally, the ProCeas® biogas analyzers offer fast response time and limited sample quantity, due to the low pressure sampling and the small volume of the measuring cell.
In which context do you use the ProCeas®?
N P : ProCeas® is used in the measurement solution for the biogas purification process in waste management. CH4, CO2, H2S, H2O and O2 are measured at different stages.