November 11, 2023. Starting in 2025, 50% of the gas distributed in France will be renewable and organic, with the goal of reaching 100% by 2033. The French Association of Natural Gas for Vehicles (AFGNV) has decided to reflect this reality by adopting a new name: France Mobilité Biogaz.
The transition to Bio-NGV, the renewable version of natural gas for vehicles, is accelerating in France. The rate of incorporation of this sustainable energy into national NGV consumption increased from 17.6% to almost 26%, between 2021 and 2022. Better yet, it reached 36% in its compressed form (Bio-CNG).
“The sector’s horizon now consists of quickly moving, within 10 years, to 100% biomethane, to offer a fuel with a decarbonization power comparable to that of electricity of French origin.” This ambition, confirmed by Erwan Cotard, will be supported by France Mobilité Biogaz, the new name of the French Association of Natural Gas for Vehicles, presented in Paris by its President.
With its new image, France Mobilité Biogaz is firmly positioned as “a necessary component for the future combination of carbon-free mobility with electricity, low-carbon liquid fuels and hydrogen,” its President insists.
The Bio-NGV Panorama 2022 describes a functioning ecosystem to decarbonize transport, particularly heavy mobility. In its compressed and liquefied forms (LNG and Bio-LNG), 4,118 GWh of CNG were consumed last year, distributed in more than 650 refueling stations: 301 public and 350 private.