19 März 2019

Butagaz and Global Bioenergies announce their first delivery of bio isobutene, a bio-sourced gas, to the Héraclès Winery

France’s biggest organic wine cooperative sharing the commitment to reducing the footprint of energy consumption

With a continuing drive to contribute to France’s objectives in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Butagaz and Global Bioenergies are promoting bio-isobutene, an innovative bio-sourced gas.

As such, following the exclusive distribution of bottles containing bio-isobutene for the first time in France last year (read the press release), Butagaz and Global Bioenergies have now come together to deliver for the first time bio-isobutene to the Héraclès winery, France’s biggest organic wine cooperative.

Butagaz and Global Bioenergies, a synergy of skills and expertise supporting the energy transition.

As a leading French player in the multi-energy sector, Butagaz aims to become the go-to provider assisting all French citizens through their energy transition.

Supplying natural gas, electricity, wood pellets and of course propane and butane gas, Butagaz is continuing to diversify through its partnership with Global Bioenergies, a French company and pioneer in using renewable resources such as sugar beet to produce gaseous hydrocarbons through fermentation.

In this context, Butagaz and Global Bioenergies are offering to the Héraclès winery, France’s leading connected and ecological wine producer, the first delivery of gas containing 3% bio-isobutene**, a gas produced using biomass resources which can help to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 40%*.

” Our ambition is to develop “green” gas capabilities by choosing to gradually introduce bio-isobutene into propane gas and thus provide a traceable and innovative product that is made in France, enabling us to empower companies.

In this way we want to empower the Héraclès Winery, a leader in organic wine-making, and, more recently, with the introduction of its smart cellar, a response to the long term economic challenges. As such we share with them a commitment to reducing the footprint of energy consumption. It is for this reason that we wanted the Winery to be our pilot project. “says Emmanuel Mannooretonil, Director of New Business Development and Innovation at Butagaz.

“This production was shipped from our demo plant. Other bio-sourced products are set to follow this first delivery in 2019. As such we want to gradually support the cooperative through its energy transition. “adds Marc Delcourt, CEO, Co-founder of Global Bioenergies.

Héraclès Winery, the example of a smart and ecological approach.

As a consortium of professional wine-makers and oenologists driven by a shared vision of a greener future, the Cooperative has committed to a sustainable development policy with a focus on organic cultivation and traditional wine-making.

It has been promoting organic wine-making since 1994 and some 80% of its production is now organic. As such, to meet a growing demand from consumers who are ever more environmentally aware, the winery has built France’s first ecological smart*** cellar. An ultra-modern cellar with state of the art equipment to guarantee consistent quality standards.

Source: Global Bioenergies, press release, 2019-03-12.

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