Vauban Infrastructure Partners has acquired a majority stake in Green Create W2V Europe and its subsidiary Green Create Wijster, a biomethane production plant in the Netherlands, from parent company Green Create,

Vauban said it carried out the acquisition through its Core Infrastructure Fund IV SCSp and Core Infrastructure Fund IV SCA SICAV RAIF (together known as CIF IV) and that the combination paves the way “for a long-term partnership in the biomethane sector”.

Green Create Wijster currently has a biomethane installed capacity of 237 GWh/year to be injected in the Dutch grid. The plant is an anaerobic digestion plant designed to process primarily poultry manure, with the ability to operate with diversified feedstock such as organic waste.

The Wijster plant has been operating since 2022, and the project encompasses two planned extensions. Once completed, the enlarged plant will have a total capacity of around 554GWh.

Vauban said that the deal is its first direct investment into the Netherlands, adding that the country is “a core Western European market with a solid regulatory framework”.

“It is above all a prime location for biomethane development as it benefits from an unparalleled agriculture production intensity and a national framework supportive for biomethane,” the company said.

Gwenola Chambon and Mounir Corm, founding partners of Vauban Infrastructure Partners, said: “CIF IV’s investment in the Wijster companies is a testament to Vauban Infrastructure Partners’ commitment to sustainable energy leadership in Europe. The Wijster plant demonstrates our strategic investment focus, perfectly aligned with our mission to drive the energy transition.”

Alister Inglesby, chief executive officer of Green Create, said: “We appreciate Vauban’s recognised expertise in energy infrastructure and their proven ability to substantially lever its value creation expertise.

“This collaboration strengthens our confidence in achieving our growth objectives and advancing sustainable-energy solutions in the biogas sector, starting with the extensions of the Wijster Campus, our flagship project in the Netherlands.”

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