French energy firm commissions three Cogeneration units to capture Coal Mine Gas in Belgium

Jan. 25, 2022
The 5 cogeneration units now at the site will prevent annual emissions of more than 500,000 metric tons of CO2

Gas producer La Française de l’Énergie has announced the commissioning of three more cogeneration units at its Anderlues site in Wallonia, Belgium.

With the addition of these cogeneration units, the installed capacity has increased from 3 MW to 7.5 MW. The current electricity price could enable the company to increase sales to more than 200 Euros per MWh, according to reports.

Now, there are a total of five cogeneration units at the site, which capture coal mine gas and prevent annual emissions of more than 500,000 tonnes of CO2.

The gas contained in these coals, which is mainly composed of methane, is better known as firedamp. This is released naturally in the old mining galleries and is captured by Gazonor via the old mine shafts and decompression boreholes in order to avoid the release of this gas to the atmosphere.

The new cogeneration units will now position the company as one of the main players in energy transition in the region.