The two units will be built in Truccazzano (Milan) and Fontanella (Bergamo), recycling organic material from agricultural and livestock activities to convert it into biomethane. The plant will go live on the second quarter of 2021 and will have a total production capacity of 3,200 tonnes per year. From a circular economy perspective, the two units will also be complemented by one filling station for the supply of bio-Liquified Natural Gas (bio-LNG) and bio-Compressed Natural Gas (bio-CNG) to local transport companies. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the station will be able to refuel up to 100 trucks per day. Air Liquide and DIS partnered with local agricultural operators to produce biomethane for the transport sector.
Air Liquide has developed skills along the entire value chain of biomethane with production from organic and agricultural waste, purification, liquefaction, storage, transport and distribution. Air Liquide today has more than 80 stations distributing bio-NGV across Europe and 20 biomethane production units worldwide.