Air Liquide to Produce Biomethane in Italy
France's Air Liquide has announced it will build its first two biomethane production units in collaboration with local partner Dentro il Sole (DIS) in Italy, it said on November 19.
The units will be constructed in Truccazzano in Milan and Fontanella in Bergamo and will recycle organic material from agricultural and livestock activities to produce up to 3,200 metric tons/year of liquefied biomethane. They are due to start up in the second quarter of 2021.
Air Liquide and DIS will also open a filling station for the supply of bio-LNG and bio-compressed natural gas to local transport companies, capable of refuelling up to 100 trucks/day.
"These new investments illustrate our ability to support road transport customers by offering efficient solutions that enable them to lower their carbon footprint," Air Liquide said. "With these two new production units in Italy, Air Liquide continues to develop its biomethane activity in Europe. In line with its climate objectives, Air Liquide is taking actions with ecosystems to meet the challenges of the energy transition."