May 17, 2021. The HAM Group and HAM Italia are developing in Faenza, Italy, one of the largest 100% vehicular biomethane plants in Europe, with an estimated annual capacity of 9 million Kg, equivalent to 140GWh/year.
The project starts from the biogas generated by 2 digesters owned by Caviro Spa, an Italian wine cooperative, where they recover by-products derived from the wine and agri-food chain, which is transformed into biogas. FNX Liquid Natural Gas, a subsidiary of the HAM Group, is in charge of designing and manufacturing the equipment necessary to purify the biogas, up to CO2 contents below 50 ppm, suitable for liquefying; as well as the liquefaction train that allows obtaining Bio-LNG ready for transport, bound for service stations. It should be noted that the entire installation works with electricity from renewable sources, not producing polluting emissions or greenhouse gases.
Biomethane or Bio-LNG is characterized by its negative carbon footprint, making it a real and ecological alternative in the energy transition, allowing the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere and helping to combat climate change.
On the other hand, this project will contribute to the circular economy, favoring the local economy, generating employment, returning resources and nutrients to the soil, and as a sustainable alternative to incineration or landfills. It will also allow energy independence, by not having to depend on international markets or large corporations, having an important supply terminal in Italy.
In addition, the new 100% vehicular biomethane plant will allow a reduction of more than 600,000 km/year in road traffic of the LNG tanks with which the HAM Group currently supplies northern Italy, from the port terminals, thus reducing road traffic in general and CO2 emissions.