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Italy shifts gas-for-transport focus to biomethane

Italy has set an incentive mechanism for liquefied biomethane that will further boost gas in the road transport sector Italy has set an incentive mechanism for liquefied biomethane that will further boost gas in the road transport sector.
By Silvia Favasuli 9 January 2018 0 29011
HGV refuelling with gas An HGV being refuelled with LNG in Italy. (Blue Corridors)

Italy’s introduction of incentives for producing and liquefying biomethane for heavy-duty road vehicles could limit the use of LNG or pipeline gas in the southern European country’s transport sector.

The Italian government unveiled a draft ministerial decree in December 2016 laying out incentives for biomethane for transport. After a public consultation period, Italy’s government sent the draft decree to Brussels in summer 2017 to receive state aid approval from the European Commission. Once approved, the draft will be signed by ministers and published.

Under the...