Anaergia Inc. introduced it formally commissioned its Straightforward Energia Ambiente facility in Pontinia, Italy. The state-of-the-art facility has the capability to anaerobically digest 36,450 tons of landfill-diverted meals scraps and different natural waste every year, and to transform this waste into 3,215,000 cubic meters of renewable pure gasoline (“RNG” or “biomethane”) that might be injected into the area’s gasoline pipelines. The brand new plant will even deal with the digestate that continues to be after the anaerobic digestion course of to create 4,500 tons per yr of high-quality pure fertilizer, plus sufficient water to cowl all of this facility’s necessities. Anaergia was the expertise supplier for the undertaking, and it’ll personal and function the power.
“Commissioning this facility marks the primary milestone in reaching outstanding progress in Italy this yr,” mentioned Andrew Benedek, Chairman and CEO of Anaergia. “The six new amenities we plan to fee in 2022, and a seventh in 2023, will all add RNG to the Italian gasoline grid, offering an increasing number of biomethane to switch fossil fuels. This can help the European Union (EU) in reaching better power independence.”
The Straightforward Energia Ambiente facility will obtain the meals waste it processes from waste assortment corporations working within the area surrounding Rome. The meals waste might be transformed into biogas with the Firm’s excessive throughput and excessive effectivity Omnivore™ expertise, and it’ll then be upgraded to pipeline high quality RNG utilizing different proprietary applied sciences of Anaergia.
“This new facility exemplifies a brand new and higher approach of coping with waste–we’re transferring away from the outdated method of take, use and throw away and as a substitute adopting ideas of a round financial system,” mentioned Alessandro Massone, Anaergia’s Vice President of Gross sales in Italy. “A round financial system means recovering new sources from waste—like renewable power–from discarded natural materials. We’re proud to offer this superior expertise resolution.”
Meals waste is the third-leading supply of greenhouse gasoline (GHG) emissions globally, in line with the United Nations Meals and Agriculture Group (FAO). Landfilled meals waste creates methane emissions, which have a far better short-term impact in warming the planet than carbon dioxide. Lowering methane emissions curbs the opposed impacts of local weather change extra considerably within the close to time period in comparison with decreasing carbon dioxide reductions.