Dear energies, biogas and biomethane are increasingly strategic

Supporting agricultural energy for the benefit of farms and the state. This is the wish of Filippo Gallinella and Gianpaolo Cassese. Ettore Prandini of Coldiretti recalls that of the PNRR there is 1.9 billion euros of PNRR to support the biogas and biomethane sector and to counteract the rise in energy prices

“Biogas and biomethane are strategic components for companies and the state.” He supports it Filippo Galinella Emphasizing its triple advantage.

Three advantages

Filippo Galinella

“It allows farmers to become more resilient in the energy field by ensuring financial support that can help them weather the ongoing price crisis.”

“It is beneficial to the environment by improving wastewater and agricultural by-products by returning that essential organic matter back into the soil to prevent desertification.”

“Finally, it makes it possible to make the country less dependent on foreign countries in terms of energy.”

The conference was organized in Cavour Hall

Gian Paolo Cassese

These are the considerations expressed by the Chairman of the Chamber’s Agriculture Committee during the conference “Biogas and Bio-methane: Agricultural Response to the Energy Crisis”, organized by the Deputy in the Cavour Chamber of the Ministry of Agricultural Policy in Rome. Gian Paolo Cassesethe M5S exponent in COA.

“Achieving the goals of environmental transformation – testifies Kasese – and providing a tangible response to the energy needs and increases caused by the war conflict in Ukraine is now possible through agricultural energy.”

The circular economy wins

“This is an excellent example of the application of the so-called circular economy, they can support Italy in energy independence with objective positive effects for agricultural companies.”

Among the speakers at the ceremony: Andrea Ripa de Mina (Sole Director GSE – Director of Energy Services), Piero Gattony (Chairman of the CIB – Italian Biogas Consortium), Giovanni Perella (Energy Department of the Ministry of Environmental Transformation).

Trade association representatives participated in the round table Massimiliano Giansante (Agrinsieme Coordinator), Ettore Brandini (Coldiretti Chair) and Legambiente Chair Stefano Siavani.

Brandini (Coldiretti): «With bio-methane from barn to road, 6.5 million cubic meters can be reached3 of green gas

Ettore Brandini

“With €1.92 billion in NRP expected, biogas and biomethane represent strategic options to respond to the costly energy burdening families and businesses decimated by the effects of the war in Ukraine.” This is what he said at the round table Ettore BrandiniHead of Coldiretti.

However, the president stressed “the importance of simplifying the bureaucracy and continuing to focus on farms for national energy production, from biogas to rooftop photovoltaics without consuming soil.”

With the development of agricultural bio-methane made in Italy “from stable to road”, it is possible to introduce up to 6.5 billion cubic meters of gas into the network Green color From now until 2030, which represents 10% of the needs of the national gas network, which will reduce the country’s dependence on foreign countries and stop the price hikes that bring companies to their knees.”

Don’t give up on already built systems

According to Coldiretti “We need to simplify all procedures and cut the bureaucracy, focusing on the circular bio-economy and green light chemicals also to reduce dependence on fertilizer imports often from third countries in relation to the EU”. Also because the bio-methane production process fueled by waste and agricultural food supply chains provides valuable fertilizers, the so-called digesters containing elements such as nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium are ideal for the soil thanks to the contribution of organic matter and nutrients. .

Renewable energies bring economic benefits to families and businesses. “In the face of the energy emergency we are going through – concluded Brandini – we need to give continuity to biogas plants no matter when they are built as we cannot give up on a large number of fully functional structures that are enough to give the right incentive to continue doing their business.”

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