La Française de l’Énergie: 74km2 More in Wallonia


La Française de l’Énergie acquires Greenhill, and at the same time recovers the concession of Monceau-Fontaine, Marcinelle and North of Charleroi. The company has therefore found in Wallonia a suitable terrain for these gas activities.

La Française de l’Énergie settles permanently in Wallonia

La Française de l’Énergie(LFDE) continues to establish itself in Wallonia. With the purchase of Greenhill, a subsidiary of the Belgian investment company Brederode SA, the company also recovers a 74km2 concession in the former mining basin. This concession of Monceau-Fontaine, Marcinelle and North of Charleroi includes six wells of 1000 meters deep.

Recent tests suggest a methane potential of over 90% of the gas trapped in these wells.

Mining and exploiting firedamp

LFDE relies on its subsidiary Gazonor, a reference in French gas expertise, to carry out the operations. Gazonor also produces green electricity from firedamp.

It is this methane-rich gas that is being sought. Note that if it is not captured in time, its impact on the environment is disastrous. It is even twenty-five times more polluting than CO2.

Reduce Wallonia’s GHG emissions by 55%.

Starting in 2019, LFDE will set up in Wallonia and operate its first Belgian production site (3 MW) in Anderlues. It supplies the equivalent of a city of 14,000 inhabitants with electricity. A total of 300 million m3 of gas is exploitable.

The company therefore intends to support the Walloon government in its energy transition to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. By 2030, the mid-term goal is to reduce the region’s greenhouse gas emissions by 55% compared to 1990.

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