Snam and biomethane: Snam4Environment

Snam and biomethane: Snam4Environment

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 2021-2025 strategic plan, Snam will invest 1.3 bn euros in energy transition businesses. Of these, 850 million will go to biomethane, with the construction of new plants with an installed capacity of about 120MW.

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.




Sustainable mobility

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.

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