The French Ministry of Ecological Transition and Solidarity announced, within the framework of the conclusions of the ministerial working group on the use of Liquefied Natural Gas, that "financial support will be established for LNG plants that feed vehicles (buses, trucks)". The objective is "to contribute to the decarbonisation of the transport sector and to develop a new direct local use of biomethane, in particular when it is far from the gas network". This support mechanism for non-injected biomethane will be introduced as part of the LOM Law, which was approved by the French Parliament in the first half of 2019.
Said law indicates that bio-LNG is a mature and immediately mobilizable solution to reduce both the carbon footprint and air pollution of road freight transport. The network of Bio-LNG service stations of the future takes advantage of the same LNG refueling points that are being deployed by fuel distributors and transport companies. The biofuels and LNG sector will bring multiple benefits to the community, particularly to rural areas. It will allow to develop more biomethane deposits and create strong positive externalities for the national economy and more specifically for the agricultural sector in terms of additional income and job creation together with the reduction of the use of fertilizers and the creation of a local energy production reducing the external energy consumption.
The drive for the use of LNG in France is being sustained by the production of Biomethane, which drastically reduces emissions, producing enormous environmental benefits, making the supply of LNG at French service stations an activity with practically no net emissions