Since 1922, SAPIO has been producing and selling compressed and cryogenic gases, and currently provides its experience and know-how on all the steps of the process, from designing plants for refining biogas into liquid biomethane to the distribution of the product on the market in the automotive sector, including building filling stations and delivering the product by dedicated cryogenic tankers.
“We have recently entered into a partnership with Xebec to develop further projects to produce gaseous and liquid biomethane and to promote a clean and environmentally friendly fuel across the country,” said Andrea Dossi, Vice Chairman – Sapio Group.
At the moment, there are around 500 LNG vehicles and another 500 are going to be registered by the end of the year in Italy. There are about 20 fully operating LNG filling stations as well as some LCNG stations. This number is going to increase considerably in the near future, as many applications for authorization to construct new dispensers have been submitted. Currently, LNG is imported from three main European hubs, with significant transport costs, while liquid biomethane is not yet available in Italy.
“Liquid biomethane is the perfect solution to develop a real circular economy, with benefits in every area, from agriculture to logistics. Biomethane will be produced throughout the country by small and medium-sized farms and by local waste treatment companies. This means that liquid biomethane, which will soon be available at distribution facilities, should be considered a “zero-miles” product, added Dossi.
The complete article will be available on next edition of AltFuels e-Magazine.