Legambiente advocates for biomethane: the environmentally friendly biofuel.

Biomethane is a renewable gas produced through a process called anaerobic (i.e., oxygen-free) digestion of renewable feedstocks; this is why it is called a biofuel.

Plants capable of performing this process are also a key resource for the treatment of sorted organic waste, agro-food waste, animal manure and sewage sludge.

Why is it important to treat waste?

Because it is an excellent solution for its disposal since, once processed, two products are obtained: biogas and digestate.

The biogas is transformed into biomethane, a perfect substitute for fossil-derived methane (the climate’s archenemy), which can be fed into the natural gas grid or used as a fuel, and also used for electricity and heat generation.

Digestate, on the other hand, is a nutrient-rich material and is very important for agriculture because, by returning carbon to the soil, it is an excellent substitute for chemical fertilizers.

Thus, biogas and biomethane production brings many environmental benefits, especially in the fight against climate change.

That is why renewable gas is one of the themes chosen for the “Unfakenews” campaign promoted by Legambiente, the Italian environmentalist association, to encourage correct information about environmental issues.

People are not unanimous about the construction of plants that process feedstock into biomethane.

Exhalation of unpleasant odours, development of pathogenic bacteria, source of pollutant emissions: these are some of the objections.

But these are critical issues derived from misinformation since “modern technologies,” says Legambiente, “make it possible to build plants that work well and prevent any issues raised.”

In order for everyone to benefit from the many advantages derived from biomethane production, it is necessary to inform the population clearly and transparently not only about the potential of these plants, but also about the work needed to build them, in order to make them active participants throughout the process.

Thus, (transparent) communication plays a key role and it is the road that we at Cartiere Modesto Cardella wish to pursue.

It will be our prerogative to continually update the community of the town of San Pietro a Vico, sharing our every step and progress in a timely manner.


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