A local supply chain that reconciles energy and agriculture
Biogas is the result of a process whereby biomass is digested by anaerobic bacteria. Biomasses are obtained from dedicated crops and by-products from the agro-food and livestock sectors. The biogas produced in this way feeds a cogenerator that produces electrical and thermal energy.
At the end of the process, a biological digestate is obtained with a high agronomic value that is useful for soil fertilisation.
Investing in the conversion of plants to biomethane
The National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRP) submitted to the European Commission decisively addresses the topic of biomethane, determining a completely new scenario that opens up to important developments in the supply chain.
Biomethane is a viable alternative to importing natural gas and can be produced locally as a result of a purification process of biogas obtained from the anaerobic digestion of biomass. The renewable gas produced in this way can be fed into the national transport network for delivery and use by national consumers.
Producing methane from biological processes is possible, and turns an organic raw material into a renewable biofuel.
Use of by-products and bio-fertilisation of agricultural land
Biomethane is produced through the anaerobic digestion of sustainable biomass, not in competition with food production and the production of organic fertiliser for agriculture.
Feed-in and guarantee of renewable origin
Each consumer can choose to use methane from renewable production, as biomethane production is fed directly into the grid.