The Minister of Agriculture of France, Mr. Stéphane Le Foll, inaugurated, by the end of June, the methanisation plant AgriBiométhane, located in the town of Mortagne-sur-Sevre. This plant is the result of a collective project of ten farmers, and it is the first biogas plant in the west of France with a direct injection of biogas into the natural gas network.
The AgiBiométhane project is a part of the Energy Methanisation Nitrogen Autonomy project, presented in April 2013 by the Minister himself. The anaerobic digestion is one of the ways to follow for the production of renewable energy. The Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Ms. Ségolène Royal, announced, due to the presentation of the bill, that the State would speed up the creation of biogas plants with the aim of having 1,500 facilities in three years by benefiting from a specific financing.
Friday June 20, 2014/ Ministère de l'agriculture, de l'agroalimentaire et de la forêt/ France.