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Created in 1990, ADEME is a public industrial and commercial establishment (EPIC). It reports to the Ministry for Research, the Ministry for Regional Planning and the Environment and the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Finance and Industry.

Reducing the quantity

of household and industrial waste by promoting recycling and conversion, reduction at source, and long-term viability for treatment and conversion systems.

Managing energy

us by developing energy-efficient techniques in industry, agriculture, homes, and tertiary and transport sectors.

Developing environmental management

in companies and local authorities and promoting green products.

Rehabilitating polluted Sites.

Encouraging use of renewable energy sources

(solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, etc..).

Reducing noise

by insulating buildings close to airports.

Key Figures

  • budget: 337 million euros (2003)
  • staff of 700 of whome 400 are engineers
  • 26 regional branch offices
  • 3 overseas territories offices