ENGIE and BTS Biogas partner to deliver AD solutions in Italy

Major energy producer ENGIE and BTS Biogas, a sister company of Bioenergy DevCo, have signed a memorandum of understanding under which the two firms will share expertise and resources to expand decarbonisation efforts, starting in Italy.

The agreement will create a shared project pipeline, allowing both firms to maximise their experience in developing, constructing, and managing facilities that create renewable natural gas (RNG) from organic waste and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

“This is a valuable partnership,” said Damien Terouanne, CEO of ENGIE Italia. “ENGIE aims to be the leader of zero-carbon transition and is committed to the realisation of numerous projects for the production of sustainable energy.

“In BTS Biogas we have found profound technological competence for the construction of advanced biomethane production plants with numerous environmental and economic advantages. In the current historical context progress in the field of environmental and social sustainability means pushing and supporting economic recovery.”

BTS Biogas was acquired by Bioenergy DevCo in 2019 and has a 20-year track record of developing AD projects. The US developer has built and operated more than 200 facilities worldwide. Most recently, BTS has worked on projects in North America, through deals with major food companies and natural gas utilities.

Franco Lusuriello, CEO of BTS Biogas, said: “Entering into this partnership with ENGIE provides us with incredible opportunities to leverage our technology and expertise on decarbonisation projects.

“AD is experiencing a renaissance, with increased interest throughout Europe, Asia, and now North America – but our heart and our home is and will always be Italian.

“Through this deal we can help ensure that Italy meets its zero-carbon goals, invests in sustainable projects that encourage economic recovery, and contributes to the global fight against climate change.”

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