Italy - Biomethane from organic waste: from the composting centre of Contarina spa, biomethane to feed the 226 vehicles used for door-to-door collection
A new biomethane plant for organic and plant-based waste was recently inaugurated by Contarina, a company specialised in the management and door-to-door collection of waste in the 49 Municipalities belonging to the Priula Basin Council, within the province of Treviso. A total investment of over €20 million, of which €19 million financed by Italy’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR). The plant – composed of a state-of-the-art anaerobic digestion system, a membrane upgrading module, a liquefier and a cogenerator to feed the electrical needs of the entire system – will produce over 4.5 million Smc of biomethane per year that will be fed into the grid or liquefied. Liquid biomethane will be used to power the 226 methane vehicles that Contarina uses for waste collection, creating a perfectly circular system.