TotalEnergies Invests in Ductor to Advance High-Nitrogen Organic Waste Processing Technology

TotalEnergies Invests in Ductor to Advance High-Nitrogen Organic Waste Processing Technology

(IN BRIEF) TotalEnergies has acquired a 20% stake in Ductor, a Finnish start-up specializing in organic waste processing technology. This innovative solution allows the treatment of high-nitrogen organic waste for biomethane production, accelerating the development of the biogas value chain. TotalEnergies and Ductor have also formed a partnership to develop biomethane production projects, primarily in the United States and Europe. The collaboration aims to expand the availability of biomethane and promote the use of sustainable biofertilizers. This strategic move aligns with TotalEnergies’ commitment to renewable energy and contributes to a more sustainable energy transition.

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 24-May-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — TotalEnergies (EPA:TTE), a global multi-energy company with over 100,000 employees and presence in more than 130 countries as well as the world’s 3rd-largest low-carbon LNG company, announces that it has acquired a 20% stake in Ductor, a Finland-based start-up specializing in advanced organic waste processing technology. The innovative solution developed by Ductor enables the efficient treatment of high-nitrogen organic waste, such as poultry manure, which is typically challenging to use for biomethane production. This breakthrough technology not only accelerates the development of the biogas value chain but also opens up new market opportunities for TotalEnergies.

In addition to the acquisition, TotalEnergies and Ductor have formed a strategic partnership to collaborate on multiple biomethane production projects, focusing primarily on the United States and Europe. Ductor has an existing pipeline of fifteen to twenty projects, some of which are in advanced stages of development. The partners plan to establish an initial facility in Ohio, United States. As part of the joint venture, TotalEnergies will handle the marketing of the biomethane production, while Ductor will oversee the production of sustainable biofertilizers.

The collaboration between TotalEnergies and Ductor capitalizes on the strengths and expertise of both companies to drive the growth of sustainable biogas production. By leveraging Ductor’s technology and TotalEnergies’ market presence, the partnership aims to enhance the availability of biomethane, a renewable energy source, and promote the circular economy through the use of biofertilizers.

This strategic move reflects TotalEnergies’ commitment to the energy transition and its focus on expanding its renewable energy portfolio. By investing in innovative solutions like Ductor’s advanced waste processing technology and establishing strategic partnerships, TotalEnergies is advancing its position in the biogas sector and contributing to a more sustainable and diversified energy future.

“We are pleased to partner with Ductor, a start-up with an innovative pre-treatment technology that will enable us to develop new biomethane production projects, using organic waste that is currently not, or only slightly, reused. By accelerating the biogas chain, this technology contributes directly to the energy transition and to TotalEnergies’ ambition of producing 20 TWh of biogas worldwide by 2030,” said Olivier Guerrini, Vice President, Biogas at TotalEnergies.

“The partnership with TotalEnergies will allow us to move forward faster and rapidly develop our project portfolio. In today’s world, local energy production, food security and global warming are essential concerns for everyone. Ductor’s solution for repurposing high-grade organic residues into renewable energy and sustainable fertilizer is part of the answer. The markets for organic fertilizer and biogas are expected to grow strongly in the years to come,” said Ductor’s Chief Executive Officer Bernard Fenner.


TotalEnergies and biogas

TotalEnergies is a leading company in the European biogas segment with production capacity of 1.1 TWh. The Company aims to become a major player in the international market by joining forces with leading partners such as Clean Energy, Veolia, and Ductor. It is active across the entire value chain, from project development to marketing of this renewable gas and its byproducts, including biofertilizers and bioCO2. TotalEnergies aims to produce 20 TWh per year by 2030, equivalent to the average annual gas demand of four million French consumers and a reduction in CO2 emissions of around four million tons.

About TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our more than 100,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in nearly 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.

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About Ductor

Ductor started in 2009 with the ambitious aim to create a solution that would help solve today’s environmental challenges in the energy and agriculture sector. Today we build, own, and operate microbiological turnkey facilities, turning high nitrogen feedstocks and organic waste from the agricultural sector into sustainable fertilizers and biogas. With two plants in Mexico and Germany and numerous projects in the pipeline, we can prove that we are able to live up to our purpose: We are unlocking bio-resources to make food sustainable and energy clean.

Ductor contact:

  • Corporate Communications: Jo Christian Lund-Steigedal
  • +47 415 08 733 l

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