LFDE has launched a test campaign to expand its coal mine methane business (capturing gas from the former coal mining galleries) in Northern France, in the Valenciennois area.

The first test, in Rouvignies, confirmed the potential for a gas-to-power unit, as the gas had an 86% methane content.

The company plans to complete six tests, aimed at studying the potential for new gas-to-power units.

The tests should also help reassess the volumes LFDE can produce, as DMT should certify the resources in H2 18.

We expect the company to continue to develop an economically and ecologically competitive clean energy for local consumption.