The Ministry of Ecological Transition announced Monday a series of measures to accelerate the development of the methanization industry.
These 17 proposals are from a working group created in February and led by the secretary Sebastien Lecornu.
Methanization allows the production of gas – from the fermentation of agricultural residues or household waste in particular – which can then be injected into the gas network or burned to produce water.
"Anaerobic digestion is one of the tools that can green the gas," Lecornu said at a press conference, while the energy transition law sets the target that 10% of gas either of renewable origin in 2030.
"It is an objective which seems to us reachable, it can even be exceeded, on the sole condition that we take the problem by the good end", he affirmed
The me Proposed measures should, among other things, simplify administrative procedures in order to speed up the implementation of anaerobic digestion projects.
The government wishes to reduce the time required to complete projects from one year to six months and raise the threshold applicable to the declaration of classified installations for the protection of the environment (ICPE) at 100 tons per day, instead of 60.
These installations classified, because of the nuisances or the risks that they present, are subjected to numerous regulations and authorizations
The government also plans to create a "one-stop-shop" for the processing of regulatory files.
Measures are more specifically aimed at farmers, for whom anaerobic digestion may represent "additional income", Mr. Lecornu
The government wishes to facilitate access to credit for agricultural biogas and this a supplement of remuneration for the small installations.
Training must also be put in place, in particular intended for the agricultural world, underlines a statement.
The measures must make it possible to structure and to professionalize the sector, whereas There are about 400 methanisation plants in France, half of them on farms, compared with 10.000 in Germany.
The proposals must also feed into the work of the multiannual energy program (EPP), which will draw energy transition roadmap for the period 2019-2023
The government has recently increased the number of working groups on renewable energies.