Factsheet: Bio-Methane Support Policy (France)

This study by adelphi and Navigant looks at French climate and agricultural policy, in particular ‘Le plan Énergie Methanisation Autonomie Azote (EMAA)’ (the energy methanisation autonomy nitrogen plan), and assesses its transferability to the German context. Together with a package of supporting policies, EMAA provides a supportive framework for the development of agricultural methanisation in France, being the production of biogas and bio-methane from agricultural and other wastes. The policies enable investment subsidies for research and equipment, as well as guaranteed prices for their bioenergy products, achieving emissions reductions directly in the agricultural sector and across a range of subsectors, including transport, waste, electricity and heat.

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Bridging European and Local Climate Action (BEACON)