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Our energies

Our locations


Our solutions in short circuit

The production in short circuits is the answer to sustainable, resilient and efficient energy, as close as possible to consumer’s needs, to be used locally.

By limiting the distance between the production of energy and its consumption, in a radius of a few kilometers, our solutions allow regions to reduce the carbon footprint related to energy consumption.

In addition, short circuits guarantee a safer supply for the regions which become less exposed to disruptions of importations.

In Hauts-de-France and in Wallonia, production of abandoned mine methane leads to avoid any emission of methane into the atmosphere, while supplying local, environmentally and economically viable energies, to the households thanks to combined heat and power units installed in various locations: electricity and local heating networks.

In Lorraine, FDE has rehabilitated a pithead in order to build the largest solar thermal plant injecting on a public district network. FDE also aims at producing the methane from the coal bearing reservoirs, to distribute it locally.

Our energies

FDE propose energies produced locally while creating value from multiple resources such as gas, sun and waste.


  • Abandoned Mine Gas: 6 sites in operation (22.5 MW)
  • Solar: 2 sites in construction (60 MW)


  • Combined Heat and Power with abandoned mine gas: 1 site in operation (3 MW)
  • Solar: 1 site in operation, supported by Ademe (4.3 MW)


  • Abandoned Mine Gas: 6 regions in operation
  • Lorraine gas: application for a 191 km2 production lease under development
  • Liquified biogas (LBG): 2 sites in operation


  • H2 through pyrolysis or plasmalysis of methane: member of a Belgium consortium led by EDF
  • H2 through steam reforming including CO2 storage: feasibility study ongoing
  • Natural H2: discovery made in the Lorraine Basin, through the REGALOR consortium, appraisal ongoing


  • CO2 storage (CCUS): driving a research program in France including CNRS and Université de Lorraine for CO2 storage in the Lorraine coals
  • Bio CO2: 1 site in operation (Norway) and additional sites under development

Promises won't impact
climate change.
Your local resources, will.

Climate change is an undeniable reality. We can already see its serious consequences for our planet. It is now urgent to act.

At FDE, we refuse to participate in initiatives that generate pollution beyond our borders, even if they reduce the carbon footprint of our local territories. Whether it is a question of carbon footprint or pollution, there are no limits.

It is our duty to build sustainable energy solutions that move towards global carbon neutrality. Today, the most resilient and sustainable energy solution is even more self-evident: it is imperative that energy remains local, within short supply chains, as close as possible to the needs of local communities and consumers.

Considering these, at FDE, we are taking actions and offering tailor-made, local multi-energy solutions.

By making the most of local resources, our offer enables us to provide territories with energies with a triple benefit: reduced carbon footprint, economically competitive and contributing to the socio-economic development of the area. We choose abandoned sites, make the most of the potential of local suppliers and service providers, and participate in a local center of expertise that involves universities, local authorities and associations in the local energy project.

FDE lacks neither the resources nor the know-how to deploy tailor-made energy solutions for everyone and for the planet.

Our engineers embrace the energy transition with a pragmatic view.

Recovering abandoned mine gas avoids fatal gas emissions into the atmosphere, while local coal gas reduces the need to import much more carbon-intensive gases. Abundant solar energy is both local and renewable.

To support the energy transition, at FDE, we are constantly innovating, looking for new solutions for the future, such as hydrogen, a decarbonized energy, or CO2 sequestration in coal.

In addition, all energy produced by our Group is designed to be more virtuous. All these processes therefore make FDE the only French energy producer with a negative carbon footprint.


In accordance with its values and code of ethics, and with the aim of pursuing the objective of:

  • Guarantee the integrity of our assets,
  • Ensure a safe and healthy working environment for its employees and subcontractors,
  • Guarantee the health and safety of all personnel working on and off-site,
  • Limit environmental impact.


FDE wishes to promote the following HSE principles:

Identify, prevent and control impacts and risks to health, safety, security and the environment,

Develop the company's activities in a sustainable and eco-responsible manner,

Improve the working environment for its employees and subcontractors.

Consequently, FDE undertakes to:

Ensure the rigorous application of regulatory procedures in force with respect to safety, health, environment and the preservation of public security,

Impose operational management with advanced criteria for environmental protection, pollution prevention and energy optimization, as part of the ecological transition,

Systematically verify compliance with HSE principles through audits and practical exercises, with the aim of continuously improving the system and its performance,

Define indices and performance indicators for monitoring HSE activities and promote benchmarking to identify areas for improvement,

Encourage employee participation and involvement in health, safety and environmental protection processes through training and creation of tools for sharing experience and knowledge.

This culture of risk prevention and control applies to all employees, partners and suppliers. It involves setting concrete objectives and deploying action plans as part of a continuous improvement process to better anticipate tomorrow's challenges. This policy is reviewed annually, as are the associated indicators and targets.

Directeur Général,