Snam and biomethane: Snam4Environment
Snam4Environment is specialized in the development of infrastructures for biomethane and in the promotion of green businesses aimed at achieving decarbonisation targets, in particular in transport.
As part of the 2020-2024 strategic plan, Snam will invest 720 milion euros in energy transition businesses. Of these, 220 million will go to biomethane infrustructure, with the construction of new plants with a total capacity of 64 megawatts.
Biomethane is a totally renewable energy source that is chemically indistinguishable from natural gas, obtained from urban organic waste and agricultural and agro-industrial by-products. It can be introduced into existing infrastructures with significant economic and environmental benefits and its development will also be able to relaunch the Italian agro-food sector through an innovative circular economy model.
Biomethane has great potential in the transport and sustainable mobility sector, especially following the issuance of the incentives decree in 2018. A car powered by renewable gas has even lower emissions than those, already low, of a CNG vehicle (compressed natural gas).
In February 2019, in the province of Siena, Snam inaugurated the first supplies of cars and trucks in Italy with only biomethane from FORSU, at a new service station built in collaboration with IP.
27 April 2021 - 18:12 CEST