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Biomethane injection surges in France

The amount of biomethane injected into French gas networks almost doubled between 2017 and 2016, according to a new overview of France’s renewable gas sector.

Figures in the report from GRTgaz show that 406 million kWh of gas were injected into the network over the period. This, apparently, is equivalent to the consumption of nearly 34,000 homes.

The report finds that around 100 new biomethane projects were declared in 2017, increasing the biomethane production capacity by 3 billion kWh/year.

With a total of 361 biomethane projects now registered in France, the country’s total capacity now stands at 8 billion kWh/year.

These developments in France’s biogas industry have yielded a number of vital benefits for the country. Significantly, the increased use of biomethane has seen 90,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided.

The report claims that the growth of the biomethane sector strengthens the role of the agricultural world in France’s economy, while also helping to ‘develop a competitive French industrial sector.’