Electrochaea GmbH is strategic Partner in Canadian 3rd generation renewable natural gas production

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Electrochaea GmbH from Planegg/München will be involved in feasibility study of a project aimed at producing 3rd generation renewable natural gas (3G RNG) in Canada as strategic partner of the Canadian Carbonaxion Bioénergies Inc.

Carbonaxion Bioénergies Inc., develops renewable energy projects with a goal to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Further startegic partner is Énergir Development Inc., largest natural gas distribution company in Quebec. The 3G RNG will be obtained by combining biogenic CO2 from a landfill site with green hydrogen (H2), using the innovative biocatalytic methanation Technology by Electrochaea GmbH.

Electrochaea is a clean tech company that offers innovative and proven Power-to-Methane (P2M) technology. The unique solution uses methanogenic archaea to convert renewable power and carbon dioxide into synthetic, low-carbon BioCat Methane.

Carbonaxion Bioénergies Inc. (« Carbonaxion ») has been awarded the combined financial support of nearly $ 350,000 from the provincial and federal governments of Quebec and Canada to study this innovative clean energy project in Portneuf, Quebec, one of the first of its kind in Canada.

The future commercial unit will be located on the site of the Environmental Complex of the Régie régionale de gestion des matières résiduelles de Portneuf (Québec). It will produce approximately 1.6 million cubic meters of 3G RNG annually, increasing the quantity of RNG produced by biogas purification at this landfill site by approximately 70%.

This highly technological project will contribute to the fight against climate change by capturing CO2, which would otherwise be emitted into the atmosphere, and transforming it into a fuel with a low carbon footprint. The quantity of greenhouse gases (GHG) avoided is estimated at 3,000 tonnes per year.

This project will support the decarbonization of Énergir’s gas network, and help Québec achieve its objective of gradually increasing the volume of RNG in the natural gas distribution network to a minimum of 10% starting in 2030.