Total acquires French renewable gas producer Fonroche Biogaz
13 January, 2021
French oil and gas giant Total has announced the acquisition of Fonroche Biogaz, a renewable gas producer, for an undisclosed amount. Fonroche Biogaz designs, builds and operates anaerobic digestion units in France.
With a portfolio of seven units in operation and four more in the pipeline, Fonroche’s installed capacity is nearly 500GWh, which doubled between 2019 and 2020. It enjoys a market share of 10% in renewable gas in the country.
With a workforce of 85 employees, Fonroche is claimed to have developed industrial and technological expertise across the entire renewable gas value chain.
The acquisition is expected to enable Total to become a major player in French and European renewable gas markets.