Two months after being launched, the demonstration site in Lyon-Ecully still raises interest among the local and regional businesses and authorities.
The Horticulture Education and Training Center in Ecully, which is hosting the DECISIVE pilot unit, welcomed respresentatives of “Ambition Biogas 2023 Charter”, as well as a delegation composed of representatives of the Lyon Metropolitan urban area. This sort of “open doors” day took place on 9 January.
The morning was dedicated to welcoming the representatives of the “Ambition Biogas 2023 Charter” which is an initiative aiming at developing the sector in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region with the objective of +90 units, +975 GWh gas and + 180 GWh electricity in 5 years. Alain Grenet and the REFARMES’ team presented the DECISIVE concept, the decision support tool and the technical innovations in miniaturization were presented to these industry experts. The discussions then tackled the different economic models that could be adapted to such decentralization for a building, a factory, a supermarket.
The group was composed of representatives of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, several regional Chambres of Agriculture, ADEME, GRDF and GRTgaz
Later that day, in the afternoon, the site also saw a delegation coming from the Lyon Metropolitan urban area. The delegation included Elen Devauchelle, project manager for waste strategy, Laureline Bourit, Circular Economy project manager, Benjamin Viguié, composting and bio-waste studies officer, Olivier Morgand, project manager incubator for energy projects.
The discussions revolved around comparing composting, vermi – composting and micro biogas as well as the decision support tool and looking into opportunities for expanding such practices in the Metropolitan area.