Landfill gas-to-biomethane plant inaugurated in Italy

An industrial-scale landfill gas-to-biomethane plant has been inaugurated in Genoa, Italy.

Green energy company Asja oversaw the conversion of the existing electricity production facility into an advanced biomethane production plant.

The plant, built and managed by Asja, under concession from waste management firm AMIU Genoa, entered into operation at the end of 2020 and has already injected over 2 million m3 of biomethane into the Snam transport network. Once fully operational, the plant will produce 5.5 million m3 of biomethane annually, meeting the needs of 3,700 families.

“The evolution of the Asja plant at the Scarpino landfill represents an important step towards a future based on the circular economy,” said the Councillor for the Environment of Municipality of Genoa, Matteo Campora (translated from Italian).

“With this new plant, the Scarpino site is proof of the path taken by the Municipality of Genoa and AMIU towards a waste cycle management that increasingly looks to sustainability.”

Agostino Re Rebaudengo, president of Asja, commented: “Asja is strengthening its presence in the renewable energy sector to help achieve global objectives for 2030.

“This plant allows us to produce biomethane as an energy enhancement of landfill biogas, continuing an activity in which Asja has been a leader for 25 years.

“Asja is also present in the biomethane sector from the anaerobic digestion of organic waste, with three plants already operational (in Lazio and Umbria), another three under construction and several other plants under development (Lombardy, Piedmont, and Sicily).”

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