Leveling up small-scale LNG projects in Italy


Energy company Snam has partnered with US-based Edison to advance the development of the small-scale liquefied natural gas (ssLNG) market in Italy as a way to accelerate European decarbonisation targets.

Having signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 25th July, the partners aim to harness the development of the Italian LNG sector to replace carbon intensive transport fuels such as diesel, in addition to scaling up the use of liquid biomethane (Bio-LNG).  

With LNG in the country being consumed at around 200,000 tonnes per year, such small-scale development initiatives are being deployed to grow the LNG and Bio-LNG market up to 1.5m tonnes per year by 2030.  

Referring mainly to the logistical activities associated with small-medium quantities of LNG and Bio-LNG, ssLNG is also being used to support off-grid industrial and household users.  

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