SWING Biomethane announces a new partnership with Gas da Terra to design, build and operate a portfolio of biomethane projects in Portugal


Paris, France – 23 November 2023 – SWING Biomethane SAS, a European leading biomethane projects development platform, today announced a new partnership with Gas da Terra LDA to develop a portfolio of biomethane projects in Portugal. SWING Biomethane will provide Gas da Terra with the technical and financial resources needed to accelerate the development of the biomethane market in Portugal and contribute to a more sustainable and circular economy.

Portugal has a significant potential for biomethane production, with over 10 million tonnes of organic waste produced each year. The country is pushing the development of its emerging biomethane market to decarbonizing its economy, with the objective of replacing 10% of Portugal’s gas consumption by biomethane in 2030.

We are thrilled to join forces with Gas da Terra”, said Benoit Condoumi, CEO of SWING Biomethane. “Our mission is to help accelerate the energy transition in Europe by scaling up the production of biomethane from agricultural and organic waste and we are very enthusiastic to support the development of Gas da Terra. Together, we bring complementary skills and expertise to successfully achieve our goal of making biomethane a leading source of renewable energy in Portugal”.

We are excited to partner with SWING Biomethane”, said Bernardo Dos Santos, CEO of Gas da Terra. “SWING Biomethane will bring us an invaluable experience of the biomethane sector, as well as the technical and financial support we need to continue the development of a strong portfolio of biomethane projects in Portugal. It will help us achieve our goal of accelerating biomethane production in the country, as well as improving the sustainability of our local agriculture and bringing positive impacts to local communities”.

**About Gas da Terra**

Gas da Terra is an independent Portuguese biomethane producer created in 2021, currently developing a portfolio of early-stage projects generating a potential total capacity of ca. 500 GWh/yr (15% of the estimated 2030 production in Portugal). The company is committed to contribute to the energy transition and to position biomethane as a leading source of renewable energy in the country.

**About SWING Biomethane**

SWING Biomethane is a European biomethane projects development platform, incorporated in December 2022.

SWING Biomethane partners with ambitious developers and support them to originate, secure, design, finance, build and operate their projects. The company has built a multidisciplinary team including experienced biomethane professionals and currently develops a portfolio of greenfield and brownfield biomethane projects with its partners in several countries.

SWING Biomethane is funded by SWEN Impact Fund for Transition 2 (SWIFT 2), an infrastructure impact investment fund dedicated to the energy transition and managed by SWEN Capital Partners, a major player in sustainable investments, based in Paris.