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HoSt awarded biomethane-to-grid contract in France

HoSt France, a subsidiary of Netherlands-headed bioenergy and biogas technology specialists HoSt has announced that it has signed a contract with agricultural company GAEC du Vallon and French natural gas distributor Gaz Réseau Distribution France (GRDF) for the construction of a new biomethane-to-grid plant in Guichen, near Rennes. The contract signing took place during the Biogaz Europe exhibition in Rennes that concluded today and is the eighth biogas project for HoSt in France.

HoSt France, GAEC du Vallon and GRDF contract signing for a new biogas plant with upgrading and injection into the gas grid took place during Biogaz Europe expo in Rennes, France. The plant will be built in Rennes (photo courtesy HoSt).

The biogas plant will produce 50 Nm3 per hour of biomethane from approximately 10 000 tonnes of feedstock consisting mainly of cattle manure and maize silage from the GAEC du Vallon cattle farm.

Stéphane Marais, Nathalie Marais and Isabelle Cheminel, who run the family farm, attach great importance to sustainable business development. They are also planning to install solar panels in addition to the future biogas plant.

This will be our eight biogas installation in France and the number of projects in France is expected to grow quickly with numerous contracts in the pipeline, commented Jean-Sebastien Tronc, Commercial Director of HoSt France.

The first groundwork of the project will start this week.

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