Italy

Status quo biogas plants and biomethane plants

Existing biogas plants

Landfill, sewage and biowaste biogas plants (only aggregate data, updated to the end of June 2012). Number: 210. Installed electrical power: 289 MW.

Agricultural biogas plant (updated to 31/12/2012). Number: 994. Installed electrical power: 756 MW.

Situation updated to 31/12/2012

Existing biomethane plants

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Gas grid connected biomethane plants

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Non gas grid connected biomethane plants

in early July 2013 in Italy the situation is as follows: there are two biomethane plants, not connected to the natural gas grid.
The first, located in San Giovanni Persiceto (near Bologna, in Emila Romagna Region), is just a demonstration plant. it is connected to a biogas plant (1 MW electrical power, in operation) and is not used for a continuos production of biomethane. It is activated only when there are visitors.
(http://www.safe-ita.com/english/applications_biogas_example.html)
The second is connected to the landfill for urban waste of Rome (Malagrotta, the largest landfill currently operating in Europe - more than 1.5 million tons of urban waste / year).
The municipal company for the management of waste in Rome began his experience (power of some vehicles for the collection of municipal waste with biomethane) in January 1995.
The production of biogas from the landfill is sufficient to generate electricity and biomethane to supply about 34 public and private vehicles.
In 1998, the production of raw biogas was about 900-1000 Nm3/h, the production of biomethane about 400 Nm3 / h.

Applied upgrading technologies

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Non gas grid connected biomethane plants

There is no biogas upgrading plants for biomethane production.

Applied upgrading technologies

There is no biogas upgrading plants for biomethane production