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31
Jan
2018
Gaya, or how to produce green gas from dry biomass

Gaya, or how to produce green gas from dry biomass

Biomethane has the same properties as natural gas, but it is a 100% renewable clean energy. To develop the sustainable production of this green gas at a local level, ENGIE has been developing the Gaya project for several years – a platform for producing biomethane from dry biomass (wood, straw, agricultural and food waste, etc.). Inaugurated in October 2017 at Saint-Fons in Chemical Valley, south of Lyon, Gaya is a key milestone in the development of so-called 2G (2nd Generation) biomethane.

29
Jan
2018
Smart Flat, the first pilot system for a Community Daycare Center for elderly people in China

Smart Flat, the first pilot system for a Community Daycare Center for elderly people in China

ENGIE and IDP Santé have collaborated in the launch of a new system to help accurately measure the dynamism and wellbeing of elderly people in China. The pilot program of this system, called “Smart Flat”, will be introduced on March 5 of this year at the Lidou Community Center, an elderly care facility in Beijing. Lidou will use the system to help care for about 2,000 local people over the age of 65.

26
Jan
2018
Power-to-Gas: the solution that recovers surplus green power

Power-to-Gas: the solution that recovers surplus green power

France has set itself some ambitious targets for 2030: to increase the renewables contribution to total energy consumption to 40%, and boost the percentage of total gas consumption accounted for by gas from renewable sources to 10% . Power-to-Gas is an innovative technology that converts energy generated from renewable sources into gas to increase the contribution made by green electricity and gas to the French energy mix. We explain why the technique is a crucial part of the energy transition.

23
Jan
2018
CES 2018: ENGIE’s highlights

CES 2018: ENGIE’s highlights

From January 9 to 12, 2018, ENGIE exhibited at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show (CES) for the third consecutive year. One of the world’s flagship events for innovation, CES attracts some 4,000 exhibitors. At the ENGIE Innovation booth in Eureka Park, the zone that gives priority to start-ups, the Group and its partners presented 27 solutions from all round the world, whether developed in-house or originating with its partner start-ups, incubators and corporate players.

23
Jan
2018
ENGIE Wins Cleantech Group’s 2018 Global Cleantech 100 “Corporate Investor of the Year” Award

ENGIE Wins Cleantech Group’s 2018 Global Cleantech 100 “Corporate Investor of the Year” Award

Corporate venture arm of global energy leader ENGIE recognized for its strategic investments in clean technology companies.

08
Jan
2018
2024: heading for the mobility of the future!

2024: heading for the mobility of the future!

Why can’t the 2024 Olympic Games be an opportunity for the Paris region to completely rethink the issue of mobility? That is the proposal of Mobility Nation, a working group launched by the Boston Consulting Group in which ENGIE took par. It has formulated 24 recommendations to reinvent mobility in Île-de-France (the Paris region), firstly by 2024 and then by 2030. This approach is in harmony with commitments taken by ENGIE to promote more efficient and more sustainable mobility.

22
Dec
2017
Open Data, a digital and a social revolution

Open Data, a digital and a social revolution

Open Data, is a practice promoted by government, politicians and businesses for the sake of transparency and citizen involvement, as well as innovation. We focus on an ambition which is aiming to revolutionize the way we see and construct society.

22
Dec
2017
ENGIE and the European Trade Union Federations sign a new European Agreement on Professional Gender Equality

ENGIE and the European Trade Union Federations sign a new European Agreement on Professional Gender Equality

ENGIE and the three European trade union federations (IndustriALL EPSU, and EFBWW ) signed on 21 December a new European Agreement of indefinite duration on professional gender equality. Its objective is to entrench the measures already undertaken and embed equality at the heart of ENGIE’s industrial and social project.

14
Dec
2017
Hydrogen could conquer the world by 2050

Hydrogen could conquer the world by 2050

Will hydrogen be the fuel that powers our cars and provides energy for our factories and our cities of the future? The answer is yes, says a study recently completed by McKinsey consultants for the Hydrogen Council*, according to which hydrogen could constitute around one fifth of energy consumed worldwide in 2050.

01
Dec
2017
How digitalization is aiding the energy transition

How digitalization is aiding the energy transition

From the rapid rise in the number of connected devices to automated production processes, digital technologies are profoundly changing our energy habits. These technologies both improve the productivity of infrastructures and reduce worldwide energy consumption, concludes a recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA)*.