Hitachi Zosen Inova, CMI to build biogas plant in Italy
The plant, which will utilise dry anaerobic digestion (AD) technology, will be built 140 kilometres south of Milan under the lead of CMI, which has extensive experience in the Italian waste management sector, for Iren Group.
The installation – the 100th Kompogas biogas plant – is one of the most technically advanced projects delivered by HZI in Italy on the basis of the dry AD process. Four PF2100 digesters will process 100,000 tonnes per annum of the organic fraction of local municipal solid waste and green waste to produce around 16.7 million Nm3 per annum of biogas. The biogas produced will be processed into biomethane.
This is the first time HZI is building this size of digester in ferro concrete, scaling up the design to optimally meet the client’s requirements, local conditions, Italy’s current regulations, and the special geographic features of the site. The plant is scheduled to be operational in December 2022.
CMI director Luigi Cesaro and Stefano Boscolo, director of renewable gas sales at HZI, said: “The last few years have shown that by combining our offerings, we’re able to offer pinpoint solutions for Italy’s waste and energy management needs. This makes it even more gratifying that the 100th Kompogas plant isn’t just being built in Italy, but with our trusted partnership.”