AILE (Association d’Initiatives Locales pour l’Energie et l’Environnement) is a local energy agency created in 1995 under the European Union’s SAVE program by ADEME Bretagne and the Cuma (Coopératives d’Utilisation de Matériels Agricoles) of the West of France. AILE is working on renewable energies and energy savings in agricultural and rural areas of Western France. AILE’s usual partners are both farmers and local authorities. Its two main missions are:
- non food biomass valorisation, with special focus on development of woodchips boilers and supply chain, and biogas production at different scales (farm, centralised). A new field of interest is providing support to the implementation of an energy policy at local level in rural areas.
- diagnosis of agricultural tractor engines.
Within the framework of European programs, AILE is mandated to lead different experimentation projects in the field of renewable energies and energy management. Throughout all its actions, AILE provides support to local territories towards innovative projects based on the principle of the circular bioeconomy in favor of energy transition and in the service of the environment.
Ronan LE BOURHIS, AILE president, member of the board of FRCuma Ouest and Finistère FDcuma president.
Armelle DAMIANO, AILE director and Biogaz team manager
Jacques BERNARD, Wood heat engineer
Isabelle BUSNEL, Accounting department
Jordan COURTILLON, Machinery technician in charge of tractor engine diagnostics
Hugo KECH, Biogas engineer
Adeline HAUMONT, Biogas project manager
Marc LE TREIS, Wood heat team manager
Jeanne LENCAUCHEZ, Biogas engineer
Gary LUCARELLI, Biogas engineer
Béatrice MEGRET, Communication officer
Antoine QUEVREUX, Optiwood project manager
Isabelle RAFFEGEAU, Accounting department