The participants came from associations, companies and the agricultural sector, but they all had the same message: biomethane is an energy of the future for the regions. At a time when the world of agriculture is experiencing a serious crisis, “this renewable energy is a source of great hope,” says Didier Piot, a farmer in a sugar cooperative in the Aisne, who has opted for biomethane.
“For 15 years now, we have been looking for ways to save farms and biomethane is a way to make farms resilient.”
Biomethane offers a service to local areas
In comparison with other renewable energies, biomethane innovates by converting waste and is part of a local approach that involves all the players in a given area.“We’re here to create a win-win situation between farmers, who are able to recycle their waste, and the general public, through the production of green gas,” says Nicolas Spilliaert, who is in charge of the Group’s development in biomethane. Another advantage for communities is that each biomethane unit creates between three and seven local jobs that cannot be relocated.