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GRDF: Promoting Sustainable Mobility with NGV

4. Environment

Sustainable mobility


GRDF is totally committed to developing mobility with NGVs (Natural Gas Vehicles) and to BioNGVs, their 100% renewable version. GRDF teams work daily with public authorities, local communities, companies, manufacturers and energy stakeholders to move forward in sustainable mobility in the transport of goods and people and for cleaner cities.

A reference in the world of energy an expert in gas-powered energy, GRDF (Gaz Réseau Distribution France) is the main operator in the distribution of natural gas in France, with the longest European network, covering 196,940 km.


  • Promote the use of NGVs and BioNGVs for the transport of goods and people and for cleaner cities.
  • Offer communities and companies a clean mobility solution that enables them to reach the goal of 10% renewable energy in transports by 2020 (Energy Transition for Green Growth Act).
  • Develop supply infrastructures that allow efficient coverage of the territory. The AFGNV* estimates that it will be necessary to open 250 public stations 2020.


  • GRDF signs a partnership with communities and companies (dealers, equipment manufacturers, garage owners, air compression services, fuel marketers) in order to co-create the most appropriate sustainable mobility solutions.
  • GRDF supports the production of biomethane and its use in the natural gas network to supply future BioNGV fueling stations.
  • GRDF supports project candidates from the statement of their needs to the opening of their station. 
  • GRDF guides the NGV/BioNGV industry In collaboration with AFGNV* and its members.
  • GRDF participates on the European level in the evolution of regulations and standards at the side of NGVA (Natural Gas Vehicle Association).


  •  The mobilization of all NGV and BioNGV stakeholders is necessary for their development. For this reason, GRDF works with the entire industry, from public authorities to companies, by way of manufacturers, dealers and equipment makers. 
  •  The biomethane industry contributes to territorial energy independence while offering a solution for waste management and creating jobs that cannot be outsourced (one to three per site). Biomethane used as a fuel (BioNGV) participates in the development of a circular economy in the regions.


The use of NGV/BioNGV allows communities and companies to meet the goal of 10% renewable energy by 2020 in transports, as established by the Energy Transition for Green Growth Act.

  • NGV represents up to 50% less nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions and up to 95% less fine particle emissions with respect to the new EURO VI norms, as confirmed by measurement under actual conditions.
  • BioNGV has an almost carbon-neutral impact: CO2 from the exhaust pipe is equivalent to CO2 absorbed by methanized plants.
11 490 (2017)
3 562 millions d’euros (2017)


Veronique Bel

Chef de Projet mobilité GRDF

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Mise à jour le 09/04/2019

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