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Here is the first italian biomethane gas station

Published on 3 October 2017

The first Biomethane filling station for vehicles was inaugurated in early July. Located in Bergamo, it uses only the gas generated by the treatment of organic components of municipal waste produced by about 6 million inhabitants. The total expected production is about 32 million cubic meters of natural gas each year.

38,000 tonnes/year of CO2 will not be produced by using the generated biogas.

The input of the biomethane in the network is a largely awaited event since the Ministry of Economic Development introduced the incentives for the production of biomethane from waste in December 2013.

According to the Biomethane platform, which includes producers and environmental associations, the potential of biomethane in Italy could reach 8.5 billion cubic metres by 2030.

The country is already the second European biogas producer and the fourth in the world with 1,200 agricultural plants, 4.5 billion euros of investment, a production of 2.5 billion cubic meters of biomethane and the creation of 12,000 jobs.

Furthermore, the Italian fleet of natural gas vehicles is the largest in Europe, with about one million buses, trucks, cars and tractors.