Biogest develops highly efficient biomethane plants in Italy

  •  Biomethane incentives for transport use
  • 10 Biomethane projects under development

Trieste / Vienna: Biogest develops 10 projects in the Italian biomethane market together with the Italian developer Biogas Progetti. The projects are located in the Center and South of Italy, due to its large availability of agro-industrial residues and its extensive natural gas network. New challenges are being targeted.

In line with the targets for energy and climate change established for 2020 by the European Union, the Italian government introduced an incentive policy consisting of certificates (Certificati di Immissione in Consumo - CIC), which have the aim to promote the production of biomethane from by-products. This policy is particularly focused on the promotion of sustainable biofuels in the transport sector and can be seen as an efficient alternative to e-mobility. In addition to the existing natural gas grid, the current infrastructure also includes an extensive network of filling stations with compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquid natural gas (LNG) as well as a large fleet of gas-powered vehicles (CNG for cars and LNG for trucks). For instance, more than 1 Mio. cars are fuelled with gas in Italy.

Biogest offers its PowerRing technology to customers in the Italian market for biomethane projects. The PowerRing system and its outstanding mixing technology has proven its worth during long-term opera-tion and its possibility to operate with many different feedstocks like animal manures, straw and agro-industrial residues (e.g. vegetable residues and olive pomace). The PowerRing technology draws on an extremely low proportion of the power it generates, because of the mixing technique, feeding system and overall design.

Biogest is an internationally active biogas plant manufacturer and operator with its headquarters in Austria and subsidiaries in the UK, France, US, Italy, Romania, Serbia and the Czech Republic. More than 150 biogas plant projects generating electricity or biomethane have been completed to date. Our reference plants are located in several European countries and the global market is served by licenced partners.

Biogas Progetti is a consulting company, specialized in the development and management of biogas plants for the production of energy from renewable sources. The truck record of its management team includes, over a period of 10 years, the development of more than 30 plants for electrical production, to which are added today 10 projects for the production of biomethane, all together for total investments above 200 Mio. Euro.

As a renewable source of energy, biogas offers technological, ecological and economic advantages:
energy can be generated 365 days a year, at all times of the day and night, and therefore biogas plays
an important role in the mix of renewable energy from water, sun and wind. In addition to helping achieve
climate protection goals, biogas also helps reduce reliance on energy imports. Decentralised energy
generation also guarantees sustainable local development.


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