GE France, GE Oil & Gas and GRTgaz have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and it is the first time that major players are joining efforts to develop the CNG network in the country, with the hope that their partnership will highlight the vital role CNG can play in the transition to an energy-efficient economy and provide greener fuelling for vehicles.
Both companies hope that their collaboration will help France develop reliable gas networks over the next decade and provide advocacy for the French Government to support the development. The MoU could be one of the first steps in delivering a CNG fueling network to encourage adoption rates of CNG vehicles in France.
With this MOU, GE and GRTgaz have undertaken to gather and exchange technical and economic information to feed the French CNG action plan, especially regarding public CNG stations, as requested by the AFI Directive; carry out collaborative and cooperative actions to promote CNG with all stakeholders and in particular with public authorities; and engage in discussions with other industrial or service companies involved in the CNG value chain to complete this initiative.
“GE is committed to developing greener and more efficient technologies across the energy landscape and help France’s transition to a low-emissions economy. We are excited to be joining forces with GRTgaz to progress the development CNG fuelling infrastructure in France and we believe this can help make it happen faster and more robustly,” said Clara Gaymard, President of GE France.