ENGIE and MIROVA have formed a strategic partnership in the biogas sector and MIROVA-EUROFIDEME 4 fund has acquired a 50% stake into DANA GAZ, a company owning nine operating biogas plants developed and owned by ENGIE. This transaction is the first step of a broader cooperation to expand the DANA GAZ asset portfolio.
In an unprecedented global sanitary crisis context, questioning the way supply chains work, ENGIE and MIROVA believe that biogas will be key to building a circular economy, creating local jobs, and supporting agriculture, ultimately important to ensure food resilience and energy supply security.
MIROVA is investing through MIROVA-EUROFIDEME 41, its fund dedicated to energy transition infrastructure projects, the largest of its kind in Europe, and is taking a significant position into the biogas sector in France.
ENGIE, and its subsidiary ENGIE Bioz, is a leading biogas operator in France, active across the whole value chain from project development and construction, alongside local authorities, farmers and industrials, to project operation and energy sale.
"This major partnership in the biogas sector in France reflects our conviction that biogas will play an important role in advancing the energy transition. It will serve ENGIE’s goal to produce 5 TWh of biogas per annum by 2030," indicated Rosaline Corinthien, head of ENGIE France Renouvelables.
"We are pleased with this new cooperation with ENGIE, a longstanding partner of MIROVA whom we have worked with on many wind, solar, and hydro projects across Europe. We believe in the potential of biogas to become a key contributor to the energy transition, as a truly decentralized source of energy with tangible local benefits," added Raphaël Lance, head of Energy Transition Funds at MIROVA.
ENGIE and MIROVA previously together won the auction launched by EDP in Portugal and acquired a 1.7GW hydro portfolio in a €2.2bn transaction.