April 12, 2019. Eni SpA has inked an agreement with the Italian Biogas Consortium (CIB) to support the production of advanced biomethane using animal waste, agro-industrial byproducts and dedicated winter crops. The product, which requires investment in technology and research, will be used in the transport sector and reflects the company’s effort toward protection of environment.

The agreement will provide new prospects to the consortium member companies. The members will be able to initiate business projects that are expected to culminate into partnerships. Exhaustive assessment with the members of commercial and industrial programs is also a part of the agreement. The current method of biogas production can be used to generate electricity and thermal energy. The method can also yield refined products that can be employed as a fuel for road transport in the form of compressed gas or liquefied natural gas.

A team will be formed to occasionally evaluate as well as identify the most competent and suitable prospects for alliance. By 2022, Eni aims to gather about 200 million cubic meters of biomethane. The product can be produced by CIB members through the consolidation of methane generated as well as produced in agricultural and livestock farming processes. The agreement will result in lower atmospheric emissions and a more competitive primary sector.