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NextChem awarded new contract for biomethane project in Normandy

| By Mary Bailey

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. (Milan, Italy) announced that its Sustainable Technology Solutions subsidiary NextChem, after having completed the methanation advanced basic engineering study announced in July 2022 for the Salamandre project in the Normandy region, has been awarded a new contract by Storengy to carry out a further advanced basic engineering study for the gasification of the waste wood and the purification system of the syngas to produce biomethane. NextChem’s scope also includes the evaluation and estimate of the Engineering, Procurement and Construction activities for the full gasification and methanation package of the project, including the relevant utilities and ancillary units, which will be considered as part of the Client’s Final Investment Decision.

The plant should have a capacity of 11,000 tons per year of biomethane and will be the first commercial project in the world of its kind to inject in the grid methane produced through pyro-gasification of waste wood.

Alessandro Bernini, Chief Executive Officer of MAIREGroup, commented: “This new agreement with Storengy is further proof of MAIRE’s recognized know-how in developing and implementing technologies for the energy transition, in line with the new European regulations for the production of syngas and bio-methane from wood waste and biomass.”