France: Biogas to play an important role in the French energy transition

Ségolène Royal, appointed energy and environment minister last month, openly presented her support towards the development of the French biogas sector at a press conference in Paris on 25 April 2014.

Her position comes to underline the energy transition policy that she is willing to pursue during her mandate. Accordingly, it is envisioned that every county in France will have its own biogas plant.

In this regard, a national model should be elaborated in close co-operation with the regions. All biogas projects should be tailored to the specific characteristics of every region and should focus on the sustainable use of resources – less maize, more farm waste.

Source: Magazine Bioénergie International