France’s energy transition must accelerate. But, good news, France can double its biogas production target, obtained locally mainly from the methanization of agricultural waste, to bring it to 20% of national gas consumption from 2030, the France Gaz association estimated on Thursday. . “From 2030, the sector is aiming for 20% renewable and low-carbon gas in our national consumption”, announced in a press release France Gaz (former French gas association), the gas industry union.
The French gas sector wants to see this objective included in the future energy roadmap for 2028, which the government must present at best from June. Such an objective would make it possible to compensate for the share of Russian gas (17%) which was imported by gas pipelines before the start of the war in Ukraine and to give a renewable and local character to part of the gas consumed in France instead of importing it. and deplete underground resources.
The Amount of Biogas Has Doubled Between 2021 And 2022
The gas workers’ union had so far set itself a target of 10% renewable gas production by 2030. “Today, we are convinced, we the gas industry, the agricultural world and the waste this production, that we will collectively achieve this objective well before 2030”, indicated Jean-Marc Leroy, President of France Gaz.
From 2021 to 2022, the amount of biogas injected into the pipes has more than doubled, from 4.3 TWh to 10 TWh. The sector is aiming for a production target of 25 TWh of renewable gas in 2025, and 80 TWh in 2030. Average gas consumption in France was 474 TWh in 2021, and according to the AFG should continue to decrease 2030 deadline below 400 TWh. Biogas is produced from organic waste from agriculture, sludge from wastewater treatment plants or household bio-waste, the collection of which is still in its infancy in France.
More than 500 methanizers injecting gas into the network are now connected in the territory. Most of it will come from methanation, up to 50 TWh, 80% of which (about 40 TWh) from agricultural methanization. These agricultural methanizers accept organic food waste without any problem, but this is not the main source.
LNG carriers use “intermediate crops for energy purposes (CIVES)”, used between two main crop rotations, “residues from agriculture and livestock”, explains Jean-Marc Leroy. “Another part (10 TWh) of the gas produced will come from waste with new technologies”, for the time being emerging, such as pyrogasification, which consists of heating waste to more than 1,000 degrees in the presence of a small quantity of ‘oxygen.
This article is originally published on 20minutes.fr