Lille Métropole will transform organic waste into gas

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Metropolitan Lille launched the work of the greatest organic recovery center in Europe. Based in Sequedin, south of the city, the site address 108.000 tonnes of green waste per year, transported by river. The site will also serve as boarding on combustible waste barges (180.000 tonnes / year) to the incineration center of Halluin, north of the city. This mode of transport is expected to "save" the equivalent of 10.000 12.500 to trucks per year. The CVO, which will extend over 30.000 m2 built in the HQE logic in a chamber in air depression is primarily intended for the production of biogas, equivalent to 4 million liters of diesel per year. This resource corresponding to the consumption of a hundred buses will be reserved for the bus fleet of the urban community. The plant will also produce some 34.000 tons of "digest" a very pure compost. It is the Swiss group Linde has achieved the construction of this equipment in combination with Sogea-Ramery (structural work) and architect Luc Delemazure. The operator will meanwhile chosen after a tender to be launched in autumn 2005. The site will include the CVO itself and a waste transfer center by river, a bus garage, and an annex for the biodegradable waste collection vehicles. He will use 25 people to its opening, scheduled 2007 start. The investment, supported by the urban community of Lille, reaches 72 million before tax, including 54 million in the strict sense and CVO 18 million for the transfer center.

The Gazette of Commons.
The 30 / 03 / 2005.
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