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Italian incentives boost biogas uptake

Italy has the potential to produce about 3 bcm/y of biomethane in 2030 and 35 bcm/y in 2050, meaning less natural gas will be needed to meet demand Italy has the potential to produce about 3 bcm/y of biomethane in 2030 and 35 bcm/y in 2050, meaning less natural gas will be needed to meet demand.
By Silvia Favasuli 23 May 2019 Europe & Russia / LNG 0 34244
HGV being refuelled with LNG at Pontadera in Italy. (Blue Corridors)

The key issue: Italy has introduced incentives for the production of biomethane and bio-LNG that has provided a boost to planned production plants across the country.

Interfax analysis: The increasing number of projects designed to produce and liquefy biomethane in Italy suggests a larger proportion of the country’s gas demand than previously thought will be met with biomethane instead of natural gas.

Biomethane can be injected into the gas grid, consumed as a vehicle fuel or used for combined-heat-and-power generation.

The number of plants that produced biogas from...