• Anaerobic reactors for agricultural waste

    From anaerobic digestion of organic waste a methane rich gas is produced (biogas) which can be treated to be injected into the natural gas grid or used as transport fuel.

  • In Roncocesi (Reggio Emilia, Italy) the first demonstrative plant in Italy for biomethane production and use as transport fuel

    Biogas produced from a wastewater treatment plant will be treated in a dedicated upgrading plant to obtain biomethane.

  • HERA’s landfill in Ravenna

    The first demonstrative plant in Italy for the upgrading of landfill biogas to biomethane production for direct injection into the natural gas grid will be located in the waste disposal of HERA in Ravenna.

  • Upgrading

    The upgrading process consists of separating carbon dioxide and other undesired components from the biogas obtained from wastewater treatment plants or waste disposals. The energy content of upgraded biogas becomes comparable to natural gas (biomethane). The optimal upgrading technologies depend on biogas flow and on its characteristics.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

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Tata Motors unveils India’s first biomethane bus and engines

Tata Motors has unveiled the country’s first biomethane-powered bus at the Bio-energy program, called ‘Urja Utsav’, organized by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. Tata Motors has pioneered the introduction of natural gas vehicles in India and has lauched several technologies in CNG engines. Moving towards NGVs will not only contribute majorly towards decreasing emissions for a cleaner environment, but operating engines on biomethane will also help promote Government of India’s Smart City initiative.

Source: NGV Journal

Friday, 26 May 2017

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Biomethane represents a great opportunity for Emilia-Romagna, where 253 biogas plants, equivalent to about 225 MW electric power, are located. With the upgrading plant of Ireti in Roncocesi (Reggio Emilia) the region starts to pave the way for biomethane from wastewater biogas.

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the European Commission LIFE programme, the wastewater plant of Ronocesi hosted the First Biomethane Day in Emilia-Romagna, first region in Europe for the number of participated LIFE projects!

About 70 participants were attending the workshop and site visit to the first BioMethER upgrading plant from wastewater biogas hosted in Roncocesi. At Roncocesi, about 65 m3/h of the biogas produced by the anaerobic digestion of wastewater exceeding the thermal demand of the digestor itself will be treated in the upgrading plant based on membrane technology installed by SOL.

The source biogas and the produced biomethane will be monitored to check that standards for grid injection are achieved. 

>> The amount of biomethane which can be produced amounts to 140.000 m3/anno, enough to fuel 150 vehicles running for 15.000 km/year!

>> Presentations (in Italian) are available here

Friday, 28 April 2017

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

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Producing biomethane from the anaerobic digestion of wastewater treatment sludge: this is the goal at the BioMethER demonstration plant in Roncocesi, Reggio Emilia, managed by IRETI.

After site preparation works, the upgrading unit of the demonstrative plant of IRETI in Roncocesi has been installed and positioned on site in early march. The upgrading untiIt consists of a membrane upgrading plant will remove CO2 and other undesired components from the biogas flow produced by the waste water treatment plant.

Currently, part of the biogas flow is used to cover the heat demand of the anaerobic digestion plant itself, but the exceedence is flared. IREN's president Paolo Peveraro, is proud of this achievement which is "a step forward towards a circular approach in each of the processes in which IREN is involved".

After installation, the upgrading plant at Roncocesi waste water treatment plant is now undergoing a commissioning phase. Once operational, it will produce grid-standard biomethane. 

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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

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New bio-LNG plant underway to serve German energy company

The plant, treating up to 1,250Nm3/h of biogas, will produce both bioLNG and LNG, offering a technological response to the need to liquefy and store methane-based energy streams. Both gas cleaning and liquefaction are cost- and energy efficient, thereby making profitable projects possible even for smaller gas streams.

Source: NGV Journal

Thursday, 2 March 2017

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REGATEC supported by Consorzio Italiano Biogas e Gassificazione takes place 22-23 May at Parchi del Garda, Pacengo (Verona), Italy. Parchi del Garda is the largest hotel and congress centre in the lake Garda and Verona region with its 2,000 square meters for conference presentations, exhibition, poster session and Network Plus (B2B meetings).

REGATEC has a technical and industrial focus and is directed towards bio-, electro-, and thermochemical conversion of biomass/waste to biomethane, biomass gasification for CHP production and cryogenic upgrading/liquefaction.

There are several synergies between anaerobic digestion, Power-to-gas and biomass gasification that are waiting to be exploited. The main aim of the conference is to provide a platform for these three sectors and highlight the latest advances, as well as spark new ideas and insights.

For more information visit Regatec website.