January 31, 2020. Eni, Inalca and Havi Logistics have signed the first national agreement for the production and use of biomethane for automotive produced from agri-food waste in the meat sector. The initiative concretizes an innovative energy supply chain for the transition to a low-impact transport system based entirely on renewable sources.

The project integrates the skills of three large industrial operators and is based on the energy conversion of the Inalca biogas production plants (Cremonini Group), the main national operator in the meat sector, from electricity to biomethane. Inalca currently self-produces 100% of the energy needed for its needs, of which 50% comes from renewable sources. Thanks to the technological support of Eni for the management of the complex process of energy conversion of the plants and the commitment of Havi Logistics for the use of biomethane in the new fleets of vehicles used in the transport of meat, an integrated energy chain will be created capable to improve waste and process it for reuse in the context of the same system that generated them, creating a concrete example of circular economy.

“Eni has undertaken an integrated strategy on sustainable mobility that aims to develop all transport decarbonization levers – says Monica Spada, Head of Biodevelopment, Sustainable Mobility and Circular Economy at Eni – this agreement adds one more step to our strategy for development of circular economy initiatives, seeing in the biomethane a lever of extraordinary potential to decarbonize waste and transport”.

“Too often, says Luigi Scordamaglia, CEO of Inalca, there is talk of electric mobility as the only possible future for sustainable transport. In the field of civil transport and agricultural traction, biomethane, especially in the liquefied form, constitutes currently the most concrete option to improve environmental sustainability in medium and long-haul transportation routes. A perfect example of a sustainable circular economy.”

“Since the 80s – explains Nerio Zurli, Managing Director of Havi Logistics – Havi has adopted courageous environmental policies aimed at reducing CO2 emissions. Today, vehicles that run on liquefied or compressed gas account for more than 50% of our fleet and the development of biomethane represents a real opportunity to accelerate the program of conversion of vehicles fueled with traditional fuels, with the aim of reducing CO2 emissions from road transport by 40% by 2030”.