We have strong growth potential

Publié le 13 November 2020

Lecture 3 min

The 2019 French Climate Energy law reaffirmed the target of supplying 10% of total gas consumption using renewable gas by 2030. This virtuous energy will therefore play a crucial role in our national low-carbon strategy. AlthoughFrance is the 3rd European country in terms of the number of biogas plants installed, our renewable gas production is still very modest representing less than 1% of the gas that we use. But our potential for growth is strong.

Renewable gases are becoming more commonplace in France

(2019 figures)

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Biomethane injection points are gaining momentum

(2019 figures)

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In capacity

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The biomethane sector is expanding

(2019 figures)

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Promising prospects looking ahead to 2030

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Anaerobic digestion
(by 2030)

  • Between 12 and 30 TWh/yeart of biomethane will be injected by between 500 and 1,400 sites
  • 30 TWh/year is the equivalent to the total energy consumption of 2,500,000 households
  • 2 million tonnes of C02 will be saved thanks to the biomethane sector (Each MWh of biomethane produced, injected, and consumed = 188 kg of CO2 saved)

Pyrogasification
(by 2028)

  • 1/2 million tonnes of waste/year will be recovered
  • 1 TWh of gas per year will be injected
  • CO2 emissions will be reduced by 165,000 tonnes

Power-to-gas (by 2030)

Target of incorporating 10% hydrogen into the networks (6% in the short term)

Hydrothermal gasification (by 2023/2025)

  • Reaching an Industrial scale
  • Installations of unit sizes of between 0.5 and 6 t/h.

1 Sources: Panorama du gaz renouvelable 2019, Green Gas Grids une vision pour le biométhane en France by 2030 – ADEME