Lille Métropole will transform its organic waste into gas

The urban community of Lille launches the works of the largest organic recovery center in Europe. Located in Sequedin, south of the metropolis, the site will process 108.000 tons of green waste per year, transported by river. The site will also serve as a place of embarkation on incinerable waste barges (180.000 tonnes / year) to the Halluin incineration plant, north of the metropolis. This mode of transport should "save" the equivalent of 10.000 to 12.500 trucks per year. The CVO, which will extend on 30.000 m2 built in the HQE logic, in an air vacuum chamber, is first intended for the production of biogas, the equivalent of 4 million liters of diesel per year. This resource corresponding to the consumption of a hundred buses, will be reserved for the bus park of the urban community. The plant will also produce some 34.000 tons of "digestate", a very pure compost. The Swiss group Linde obtained the construction of this equipment, in association with Sogea-Ramery (structural work) and the architect Luc Delemazure. The operator will be selected after a call for tenders that should be launched in the fall 2005. The site will include the actual CVO and a river waste transfer center, a bus garage, and an annex for fermentable waste collection vehicles. It will employ 25 people at its opening, scheduled beginning 2007. The investment, carried by the urban community of Lille, reaches 72 million excluding taxes, including 54 million for the CVO stricto sensu and 18 million for the transfer center.

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The gazette of the communes.
The 30 / 03 / 2005.

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