Catalyze a rapid and responsible scale up of the CDR industry in France

AFEN's mission is to make France a powerhouse in carbon dioxide removal (CDR) by supporting the development of an innovative CDR industry, enabling France to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

About AFEN

The new independent, multi-stakeholder and industry-led platform to drive carbon removal

France has an important role to play in removing carbon from the atmosphere, with a strong industrial base in strategic sectors, world-class engineers, fundamental research capabilities, low-carbon energy resources and a growing start-up ecosystem. AFEN is playing a key role in the emergence of a French carbon dioxide removal industry.

AFEN IN ACTION

Our main focus

Educate

multiple stakeholders to engage actively in CDR across public and private sectors while securing public acceptance

Structure

the emerging carbon dioxide elimination sector in France: events, networking, shared learning, research, etc.

Mobilise

the French government and public sector through targeted advocacy and lobbying to adopt conducive programs and favorable policies in France and drive Europe to support a responsible deployment of CDR

Our Roadmap

Positioning France front and center of the CDR pack by 2030

France has a critical role to play in the development of CDR worldwide. As a crucial European Member State with long-standing expertise in energy and infrastructure and a political drive to support startups, France is uniquely positioned to host a thriving CDR industry and support carbon removals in Europe and beyond.

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

A team deeply committed to advancing CDR

President

Julie Gosalvez

Vice President

Karim Rahmani

Treasurer

Quentin Servais Laval

Axel Reinaud

Benjamin Tincq

Caroline Thaler

Paolo Piffaretti

Our members and partners

An ecosystem dedicated to our mission

Latest News

The latest news from AFEN

Press Release: Official launch of AFEN

Press Release: Official Launch of AFEN

France at the Forefront of Carbon Dioxide Elimination: A New Horizon

Press Review

They’re talking about us

Pumping CO₂ out of the atmosphere, a new challenge in the fight against climate disruption.

"Carbon elimination must become a major industry in France".

CO2 capture, storage and disposal: technologies that promise to save the climate

Sylvain_delerce-BW

The creation of AFEN is a milestone on France's road to carbon neutrality. As the sector prepares for growth, the government must take action to support the emergence of EDC sectors and maintain its climate leadership.

Sylvain Delerce
Associate Research Director, Carbon Gap
Sebastian Manhart

The launch of AFEN brings us a step closer to our goal of making the European Union the world leader in carbon elimination. With DVNE in Germany and AFEN in France, Europe's two largest economies now have platforms dedicated to carbon elimination.

Sebastian Manhart
Chairman of the DVNE Board of Directors

Resources & events

Resources published recently

France's potential to deploy carbon dioxide elimination

Carbon Gap publishes two deliverables from the "Country CDR Readiness Assessments" project for France. The main report aims to answer the question: What is France's capacity to deploy negative emissions? It is also accompanied by a roadmap.

The role of carbon dioxide removal technologies in the decarbonization of European industry

Explores the importance of carbon dioxide removal technologies in decarbonization efforts, focusing on initiatives within the EU.

Carbon dioxide elimination: five principles for a scientific, sustainable and feasible approach

Addresses the limits and challenges of deploying CDR technologies, emphasizing the need for a realistic and sustainable approach.

Atmospheric carbon removal

Provides detailed analyses of the technical transformations needed to achieve the net-zero goal, focusing on emerging carbon removal techniques.

France's potential to deploy carbon dioxide elimination

Carbon Gap publishes two deliverables from the "Country CDR Readiness Assessments" project for France. The main report aims to answer the question: What is France's capacity to deploy negative emissions? It is also accompanied by a roadmap.

The role of carbon dioxide removal technologies in the decarbonization of European industry

Explores the importance of carbon dioxide removal technologies in decarbonization efforts, focusing on initiatives within the EU.

Carbon dioxide elimination: five principles for a scientific, sustainable and feasible approach

Addresses the limits and challenges of deploying CDR technologies, emphasizing the need for a realistic and sustainable approach.

Atmospheric carbon removal

Provides detailed analyses of the technical transformations needed to achieve the net-zero goal, focusing on emerging carbon removal techniques.