In France, using the updated IPCC assessment report (AR6) for 20 years on the actual sites*, the group’s abandoned mine methane capture and production activity avoids more than 3.5 million tons of CO2eq per year**, confirming the leading role of FDE in the European ecological transition.
* Source FDE, based on INERIS 2019 certification updated using a GWP of 82.5 and including Bethune’s site
** Uncertified number at this stage
In the Lorraine region, where the group is planning to capture the coal bed methane without the use of hydraulic fracturing or any equivalent technique, the use of this local resource would reduce the carbon footprint by a factor of 10 compared to the gas imported from Russia, the North Sea or the United-States while contributing to the energy independence of our country*.
* Institut für Energie und Umweltforschung of Heidelberg (Bade-Württemberg, Germany), 2016