Monday, 24 September 2018

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The fourth edition of the international congress "Biogas Science 2018 - Biogas 4.0: moving towards a self-sustainable biogas sector", exchange platform for scientific knowledge on technology, agronomy, chemistry & biology and economy within the anaerobic digestion sector, was held in Turin last september.

CRPA, scientific coordinator of BioMethER, presented a vision on the future of the biogas value chain and a poster dedicated to IRETI upgrading plant, producing biomethane from anaerobic digestion biogas in the wastewater treatment plant of Roncocesi.

Both are available:
Biomethane and Power to Gas as the future of biogas chain
Poster - Biomethane from wastewater sludge: an upgrading plant in Italy

Friday, 10 August 2018

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The consultation aims to collect views on how the urban waste water treatment directive (Council Directive 91/271/EEC concerning urban waste water treatment), has affected urban waste water collection and treatment across the EU and thereby improved the state of our water bodies and the environment in general.

Contribute by Oct 19/2018 at this link: https://ec.europa.eu/info/consultations/public-consultation-evaluation-urban-waste-water-treatment-directive_en

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

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New boost for biomethane use for transport in Italy: SNAM and API have signed a framework agreement for the development of approximately 200 new natural gas and biomethane fuelling stations in Italy, within IP commercial network. The agreement is part of both companies’ commitment to promoting sustainable mobility and aims to extend the distribution network of natural gas for transport throughout the country.


New boost for biomethane use in the transport sector in Italy from the Snam-Api framework agreement. Snam and Api Group will jointly identify existing fuelling stations on the IP ordinary and motorway networks where they will be able to install facilities to supply CNG (compressed natural gas) to cars. Distributors of LNG (liquefied natural gas) for heavy-duty vehicles are also under consideration. The first 30 stations will be contractualized within the first few months of 2019.

The use of natural gas in transport is one of the leading technologies available to help reduce emissions and improve air quality, as well ensuring significant financial benefits for consumers.

Today’s agreement will help promote sustainable mobility in Italy therefore benefitting both the environment and consumers. Snam4Mobility’s initiatives are aimed at sector operators to support the development of natural gas and biomethane fuelling stations and their increased presence in the country’s various regions, which will help improve the quality of supply to consumers.

Italy is the leading European market for natural gas consumption for vehicles, with over 1 million existing vehicles using CNG. Liquefied gas is an immediate and readily available solution to eliminate particulate matter and reduce CO2 emissions in heavy-duty transport, and is growing rapidly: the number of vehicles using this fuel in Italy has increased from less than 100 in 2015 to approximately 1,000 today.

Source: SNAM press release

Thursday, 2 August 2018

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BioMethER will be presented by CRPA, scientific coordinator of the project at the 4th BIOGAS SCIENCE conference which will be held in Turin, Italy, between the 17th and 19th September 2018.

The programme will include a wide range of topics: from microbiology to production and utilization of biogas, from digestate post treatment and best use in agriculture to life cycle and life cost assessment. A study tour will take place on the last day of the conference (September 9th).
The visits will be devoted to both municipal and agricultural biogas plants operating in Torino and Cuneo Provinces.

The Biogas Science 2018 will be organized by the Department of Agricultural Forest and Food Sciences (DISAFA) of the University of Turin and will be held at the Lingotto Conference Center - few metro stations away from downtown Turin.

Here the draft programme
Conference registration

Friday, 27 July 2018

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The city, in partnership with Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc., will begin installing new equipment at the Dufferin Solid Waste Management Facility later this year. The new equipment will allow the city and Enbridge to transform the raw biogas produced from processing Toronto’s Green Bin organics into renewable natural gas and inject it into the gas grid. Once in the grid, the city will be able to use the biomethane to fuel its collection trucks. The first cubic meter of fuel is expected to be produced by the third quarter of 2019.

This project is one of the first of its kind in Canada and North America and will allow the city to reduce fuel costs for its fleet of collection trucks and significantly reduce its carbon footprint. The initiative also supports the city’s Long Term Waste Management Strategy and move toward a circular economy by using a closed-loop approach in which organics collection trucks are ultimately powered by the waste product they collect.

Toronto is partnering with Enbridge on the design and construction of the new equipment as well as its operation and maintenance for the first 15 years. Current estimates suggest that the Dufferin facility will produce approximately 5.3 million cubic meters of biomethane per year – enough to power 132 heavy duty garbage trucks or about 90% of the city’s solid waste collection fleet. This is the first of four waste-to-power production opportunities identified by the city.

Source: NGV Journal

Monday, 9 July 2018

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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

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Global developments in the alternative fuels sector: biomethane and LNG amongst key players!

AltFuels Magazine includes four existing publications: The GasVehicles Report, Asian NGV Communications, NGV Journal.US, and NGVAfrica.

The complete issue here