France: the biogas sector continues to grow

A study by the French Ministry of Energy Transition states that the biogas market in France continues to develop at a good pace. Injection capacities keep increasing as well as electricity production.

The report states that injection capacity of biomethane into the gas grid in France equals to 37 GWh/year and reaches a cumulative total capacity of 533 GWh/year. It also points out that the number of installations able to produce and inject biogas has more than doubled compared to the previous year. Biomethane production also rose by 13% in the last semester.

The Ministry of Energy Transition indicates that electricity production thanks to biomethane also continues to rise, with 519 plants able to produce electricity, representing a total generated power of 405 MW.The Grand Est, Hauts-de-France and Ile-de-France regions are the most active regions with most biogas plants, producing 54% of overall injections.

Around 300 biogas and biomethane projects are under way in France.


Read more here (in French)

For more information, consult our French Country Profile, an in-depth analysis of the biogas and biomethane sectors in France.