The CMA CGM Group has announced plans to co invest in the Salamander project, the first industrial and commercial unit for second-generation bio methane production, and their intention to produce up to 200,000 tonnes of renewable gas annually worldwide by 2028, to meet the needs of CMA CGM and the shipping industry.Majority-owned by ENGIE and the CMA CGM Group, the site is being considered to be located in Le Havre, backed by the support of the Havre Seine Métropole urban community via the investment program Le Havre, Ville portuaire intelligente. The unit will be fueled by dry biomass from local wood-waste sources, along with solid recovered fuel, and will produce the bio methane via pyro gasification process. The site will aim to produce 11,000 tonnes of bio methane annually, starting in 2026.The two groups plan to finalize their investment decision in late 2022. A funding request has been submitted to the European Commission's Innovation Fund. By developing the renewable gas industry and the Salamander project, both CMA CGM and ENGIE will help achieve the energy independence and energy transition goals set forth by the European Commission in the RepowerEU plan.