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Waga Energy, Casella Waste Systems to produce RNG at 3 U.S. landfills

July 13, 2023
By Waga Energy

Photo: Casella Waste Systems.

Waga Energy and Casella Waste Systems, Inc, a regional solid waste, recycling and resource management services company in the United States, signed a commercial agreement to build and operate three WAGABOX units at landfills in the Northeast. The three WAGABOX units will initially produce approximately 1,300,000 MMBtu (380 GWh) of RNG per year, and save 90,000 tons of eqCO2 emissions. RNG, a key pilar for the energy transition, is a local, renewable and competitive energy source that can substitute fossil-based fuels in transportation, industry and heating.

As part of the commercial agreement, Waga Energy will deploy the capital required to fully fund construction of three RNG units, using its patented WAGABOX technology, and will own and operate them for 20 years. Commercial operations are expected to start in approximately 24 months given the timeline for permitting and construction.

Casella, is amongst the Northeast’s largest recyclers and is an experienced fully integrated resource management company. Casella currently operates nine landfills in the northeastern U.S.

John W. Casella, chairman and CEO of Casella Waste Systems, Inc., said, “Working with Waga Energy is a great opportunity for our company to further enhance our strategy around resource management and sustainability. We have been impressed by Waga Energy’s innovation and technology platform and believe that they are a strong partner to help develop RNG capacity at these three facilities.”


Mathieu Lefebvre, chairman and CEO of Waga Energy, said: “It is an immense honour to partner with Casella, a highly respected leader of the waste management industry in the United States. The months of work carried out between our teams to develop these sites have allowed us to discover an organization with a clear mission, rooted in the territories where Casella operates and committed to the preservation of the common good. These shared values between our companies are an essential foundation for the success of these circular economy projects and a lasting collaboration. This partnership is a major step in the global deployment of the WAGABOX solution, for the energy transition and the fight against climate change.”

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