Biomethane from olive pomace: a story of energy and land from Puglia
Olive trees and biomethane, a unique combination that manifests itself harmoniously in ARCA.
ARCA, located in the heart of Puglia, was born with the intention of creating a value chain with the land and territory at its centre. Here, among 90 hectares of intensive olive groves, 500 m3/hour of biomethane are produced, approximately 4.5 million m3/year (which could reach up to 8 million m3/year) of renewable methane injected into the gas network. The biomethane derives from the purification of biogas produced with sewage and above all with the two-phase pomace obtained from the processing of olives which is now no longer seen as waste, but rather as a precious resource.