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CIB, CONFAGRICOLTURA, ENI, FPT INDUSTRIAL, IVECO, NEW HOLLAND AND SNAM: AGREEMENT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF BIOMETHANE IN THE ITALIAN TRANSPORT SECTOR

CIB – Italian Biogas Consortium, Confagricoltura, Eni, FPT Industrial, IVECO, New Holland Agriculture and Snam today signed a cooperation agreement to support the implementation of the biomethane decree, representing a strong growth opportunity for the country thanks to the energy’s renewable, clean, programmable and flexible properties.

The agreement was signed by Snam CEO Marco Alverà, CIB President Piero Gattoni, Confagricoltura President Massimiliano Giansanti, New Holland Agriculture Brand President and CNH Industrial Italia CEO Carlo Lambro, Eni Portfolio Management & Supply and Licensing Director Giacomo Rispoli, FPT Industrial CEO and Member of the Global Executive Committee of CNH Industrial Annalisa Stupenengo and CNH Industrial Institutional Relations Director Michele Ziosi.

This agricultural and industrial supply chain agreement follows just one year after the decree of March 2, 2018 promoting of the use of biomethane and other advanced biofuels in the transport sector, part of reaching the target on renewable energy in transport to 2020 and already projected in the decarbonisation path as visualised within the Climate-Energy strategy. The latter sets out new objectives for sustainable mobility, with the aim of reaching a renewable quota of 21.6% by 2030, while contributing to the reduction of air pollution and also combating climate change.

In this context, agricultural biomethane, with production currently estimated at 8 billion cubic meters in 2030, plays a key role in achieving the expected 8% target for advanced biofuels while also supporting the gas system, which will play a vital role in the transition of the national energy system.
 

 
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18 April 2019 - 17:02 CEST