Gaya meets major goals that relate to our country as well as to our environment.
The project will enable the roll-out of green gas and its supply to existing gas networks already in use. Gaya is currently a French project. In the future, it will go beyond our borders in order to contribute its skills in producing renewable and profitable green gas that is in addition to other energies. The project is currently a direct reflection of France’s aim to reduce the country’s energy dependency. The development of renewable energies, in which Gaya is one of the key projects, ensures the diversity of energy production in France. It also provides a new opportunity to develop unique expertise in this area and to create jobs over the long term.
The Government is currently working on a draft law to define a new energy model for France. France has also set itself targets for the production of renewable natural gas by 2050. Gaya is fully in line with both challenges.
Gaya meets the environmental challenges represented by the use of waste, the production of energy using fully recyclable materials, conservation of the environment, and sustainable development. To mention a few figures as a reminder, the national greenhouse gas emission reduction target for 2030 is 40%, while the Government is aiming for 32% of renewable energies at the end consumption of energy. For Gaya, the potential dry biomass-to-gas output is 250 TWh per year in France by 2050, which represents a potential green gas supply of almost 50% in France’s natural gas networks.
Gaya follows a circular economy rationale, and an entire “virtuous” production chain is being put in place. By circular economy, we mean an economic system based on trading and production that aims to increase the effective use of resources and to reduce the environmental impact at every stage of the products’ (goods and services) life cycle.