With ENGIE Solutions, Sepur increases its 100% green waste collection capacity

Expert in waste management, Sepur has announced the signing of a framework agreement with its long-standing partner GNVERT, ENGIE Solutions’ natural gas sustainable mobility subsidiary. Sepur is accelerating the transition of its fleet to 100% sustainable mobility with the opening and operation of five new CNG stations [1] by the end of 2022 and a guaranteed biomethane supply, a 100% renewable version of CNG, in all Sepur stations. Sepur and ENGIE Solutions are contributing to the energy transition by developing use of bioCNG, a proven solution that eliminates almost all CO2 emissions.

 

Sepur, a demanding environmental policy for sustainable mobility

Sepur has been an expert in waste management (collection, sorting, recovery) for nearly 60 years, and is committed to an ambitious environmental policy in order to better control the impact of its activity. The group, which manages a fleet of 1,500 vehicles (heavy goods and light vehicles), started converting its entire fleet to green energies (electric and bioCNG) in 2013, with the aim of achieving 100% green mobility by 2030.

This ambition is marked by concrete objectives:

  • As of 1 January 2022, 50% of Sepur vehicles will be powered by green energy;
  • From 2025, i.e. 15 years before the planned end in France of sales of petrol and diesel cars under the Climate Plan, the Sepur fleet will have ceased use of diesel oil definitively.

To achieve these objectives, Sepur has set up six CNG stations that supply 425 industrial vehicles (dustcarts, road sweepers, road washers, etc.) as well as 10 of the 60 stations open to the public in the ENGIE Solutions network, representing 3,000 tonnes of CNG per year. SEPUR has worked with GNVERT on developing distribution stations in Presles-en-Brie, Neuilly, Bagneux and Thiverval.

In parallel, 16% of Sepur’s fleet is electric. This proportion will continue to grow in the coming years.

 

 

An ambitious framework agreement to accelerate the transition to a carbon-neutral fleet

The signing of the framework agreement with GNVERT will allow Sepur to rapidly deploy stations on a large scale to power all its vehicles throughout the country, regardless of the volumes consumed.

The agreement envisages increasing the number of stations with the opening of four new sites by the end of 2022 (in Dreux, Les Mureaux, Bessancourt and Amboise) and a permanent stock of all the elements needed to rapidly build new stations.

Thanks to this partnership, ENGIE Solutions, through GNVERT, and Sepur are committing to placing the focus on natural gas as part of their transition to a more sustainable mobility.

 

Clean, renewable and local mobility

GNVERT, which has been a leader and pioneer in natural gas supply solutions in France for 20 years, is supporting Sepur in its approach, by constantly increasing its network of greener multi-fuel stations adapted to operational needs. About 20 new GNVERT stations were opened in 2021.

Use of bioCNG, a fuel derived from the recovery of organic waste, increases the environmental gains from vehicles. It is contributing to the development of a sector that creates non-relocatable local jobs and to France’s energy independence. bioCNG is available at all of the CNG stations in the ENGIE Solutions network.

 

Moving towards 100% green waste collection

Through this massive investment in station deployment, combined with an order for more than 100 heavy goods vehicles running on CNG to support the company’s growth, Sepur is able to meet the expectations of local authorities while accompanying them in their ecological transition.

Through this ambitious partnership with ENGIE Solutions and GNVERT, a major player in green gas sustainable mobility, we want to strengthen Sepur’s commitment to the energy transition and position ourselves as the leader among waste stakeholders.

Youri Ivanov , Managing Director , Sepur

Acceleration of the energy transition depends above all on mobility initiatives, Sepur’s confidence in our ability to deploy a tight network of bioCNG refuelling stations is an important step in making this transition a reality. This agreement shows that close collaboration between the various players in the sector makes quick and economically-sound initiatives possible.

Albert Perez , Manager of GNVERT and Director of Mobility , ENGIE Solutions

By 2030, Sepur aims to achieve zero fossil energy mobility, powered by green and circular energy, thanks to the biomethane produced by the company. As a reminder, this fuel is produced from methane gas generated by the waste, purified and then transformed into biomethane to be distributed among natural gas vehicle filling stations.

 

[1] Compressed Natural Gas