In France, Danone has worked with partners to build a methanisation unit that turns agricultural waste into fertiliser. The project’s success is ensured locally by the participation of 48 of the 54 farmers on the Gavot plateau, who occupy 86% of the catchment area’s farmland.
The methaniser will produce 1,485,000 cubic meters of biogas for injection into the natural gas distribution grid, or 7.5 MWh. This will be the first French site to inject biogas into the public grid. This project will thus contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2,000 metric tons equivalent CO2 per year.