Construction has begun on Air Liquide’s first two biomethane production units in Italy.

Working in collaboration with local partner Dentro il Sole (DIS), the units will recycle organic material from agricultural and livestock activities to convert it into biomethane, a renewable energy source.

Located in Truccazzano, Milan and Fontanella, Bergamo, the facilities will have a total production capacity of 3,200 tonnes per year – equivalent to about 50GW hours per year.

From a circular economy perspective, the two units will also be complemented by one filling station for the supply of bio-LNG and 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 said these investments to support the circular economy are in line with its climate objectives.

Emilie Mouren-Renouard, Member of the Air Liquide Executive Committee, in charge of Innovation, Digital & IT, Intellectual Property and Global Markets & Technologies World Business Unit, said, “These new investments illustrate our ability to support road transport customers by offering efficient solutions that enable them to lower their carbon footprint.”

“With these two new production units in Italy, Air Liquide continues to develop its biomethane activity in Europe.”

“In line with its Climate Objectives, Air Liquide is taking actions with ecosystems to meet the challenges of the energy transition.”