Monday, 21 January 2019

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Cassa depositi e prestiti (CDP), Fincantieri and Snam have signed a preliminary collaboration agreement aimed at identifying, defining and implementing medium-term strategic projects for the innovation and development of port facilities in Italy, as well as for the development of sustainable technologies applied to maritime transport, in line with the provisions of the National Integrated Energy and Climate Plan Proposal (PNIEC).

The agreement includes: projects for building infrastructure for the supply, transformation and use of LNG and alternative energy sources in maritime transport within port facilities or coastal areas; and research, development and implementation of maritime transport systems based on new technologies (turbines for LNG modules, containment and management of liquid and gaseous methane systems) and innovative energy sources (LNG, hydrogen, fuel cells).

As part of the agreement, Fincantieri and Snam will share their technical skills by launching dedicated workshops. CDP will support these initiatives from an economic and financial point of view, in line with its institutional mission to support projects that have a positive impact on the country.

CDP CEO Fabrizio Palermo said: “The agreement signed today is part of the path laid out in our new business plan towards a full collaboration between the Group companies to further the country’s growth. Under this CDP agreement, Fincantieri and Snam will share their knowledge and technical expertise to make a concrete contribution to the competitiveness of maritime transport, a key sector for both the Italian and wider European economies.”

Fincantieri CEO Giuseppe Bono also commented: “Environmental sustainability is fast becoming a significant megatrend. This agreement will allow us to enhance our wealth of experience and expertise in such a rapidly growing area. It’s a trend that impacts every industry, including the shipping sector, and as such we welcome this important agreement between three Italian powerhouses, with the aim of increasing the positions of acquired leadership.”

Snam CEO Marco Alverà added: “With this agreement, thanks to the support of CDP, we join forces with Fincantieri to contribute to reducing energy costs and increasing the environmental sustainability of the Italian maritime sector and our cities. LNG and bio-LNG represent the future of sustainable mobility, particularly for the heavy and maritime transport sectors. As such, Snam will share its expansive knowledge and expertise in these areas with the Italian port system.”

Source: Fincantieri

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

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This IEA Bioenergy Task 37 case story concerns upgrading landfill gas to biomethane. By combining membrane filtration and the cryogenic distillation process, the WAGABOX® process developed by the French Waga Energy has proven to be effective (uptime > 95%) in upgrading landfill gas to gas grid standard.

Read more on the IEA Report  describing the plants where the solution has been implemented.

The first Wagabox plant, operational in Saint Florentin, France.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

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Snam, through its subsidiary Snam4Mobility, has acquired 100% of Enersi Sicilia Srl, a company that owns the authorization for the development of a plant to convert biomethane from urban solid waste in the province of Caltanissetta, Sicily. Snam4Mobility is the company through which Snam is developing refueling infrastructure for CNG and LNG vehicles. 
This acquisition, for approximately EUR 2 million, will allow Snam to build its first biomethane plant that will be able to manage 36,000 tons per year of urban waste, providing neighbouring municipalities with a totally renewable solution to the problem of waste disposal.
The plant will be built by leveraging the managerial and technical expertise of the subsidiary IES Biogas, which will oversee its development and construction. 
Snam4Mobility is the company through which Snam is developing refueling infrastructure for compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles. The growing interest in the sustainable methane and biomethane mobility market demonstrates the great potential of alternative uses of gas.
Biomethane is a renewable energy source derived from a process of purification of biogas, which is obtained from the exploitation of products and by-products of the agricultural and agro-industrial chain and from the organic part of urban waste. Biomethane can be fed into the natural gas transport infrastructure.
A study carried out by Ecofys for the European Gas for Climate consortium (which includes Snam and eight other companies and associations) estimated that the production and use of biomethane and other renewable gases in existing infrastructure would enable Europe to meet the climate targets of the Paris Agreement, saving around 140 billion euro per year by 2050.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

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Within the Ecomondo fair in Rimini, IREN Group has been one of the awarded companies for the Italian Sustainability prize 2018 for its activities in BioMethER project concerning the development of the pilot plant in Roncocesi.

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018

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