Germany-based anaerobic digestion plant builder Biogest has reported it is developing ten biomethane-producing plants in Italy.
In an emailed statement, issued today, Biogest said it was working with Italy-based consultancy Biogas Progetti on the plants in central and southern Italy.
The locations were selected due to the "large availability" of agro-industrial residues and their "extensive natural gas network", according to the statement.
The statement does not give precise locations or capacities for the plants or a value for the development.
Biogest goes on to explain that Italy’s biomethane-backing subsidy, Certificati di Immissione in Consumo, is "particularly focused" on the promotion of biofuels as part of the EU’s 2020 energy and climate change targets.
In addition to the natural gas grid in the area, its infrastructure also includes an extensive network of filling stations with compressed and liquid natural gas, while Italy already has "more than" a million gas-powered cars, according to the statement.
Biogest also said it would use its PowerRing technology to customers in the Italian market for the biomethane projects.