Snam4Mobility, the Snam company active in sustainable mobility, and Eni have opened a new biomethane filling station in Aversa, Caserta. The facility, located in Via Vito di Jasi, corner of Viale Kennedy, strengthens the offer of CNG as an alternative fuel in Campania and will also supply biomethane produced at the Snam plant in Albairate (Parco Agricolo Sud di Milano) and then fed into the transport network.
Thanks to the partnership between Snam4Mobility and Eni, natural gas and biomethane stations have already been opened in Trentino-Alto Adige (Levico Terme, TN), Piedmont (Busano, TO), Veneto (Schio, VI), Emilia Romagna (Modena and Bologna) and Puglia (Noicattaro, BA).
The opening of Aversa location is another important milestone in Eni’s commitment to promoting sustainable transport in Italy. Natural gas mobility is one of the technologies available to reduce polluting emissions: and with the gradual development of a biomethane supply chain, which can be injected into existing infrastructure, natural gas mobility is also becoming renewable. Eni has already started distributing a portion of biomethane in its own network of CNG stations in Italy and plans to distribute only biomethane from next year.
In addition, Eni already has 14 service stations dispensing LNG for the refueling of heavy vehicles and has an ongoing development plan to increase this to 20 stations by next year. The company will also inaugurate the first hydrogen refueling station in Italy in the urban area in Mestre (Venice) at the beginning of 2022, followed by a second one in San Donato Milanese.
The production of biomethane and the sale of low-carbon energy carriers and mobility services at filling stations, together with the development of biorefineries and the recent merger of the renewable and retail businesses, are among the main levers of the decarbonization path of Eni’s strategic plan, which will make it possible to supply a variety of fully decarbonized products, combining environmental and financial sustainability.
Snam4Mobility, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Snam, provides integrated services for ‘smart green’ sustainable mobility using natural gas and biomethane, building infrastructure and supplying components for distributors (compressors, dispensers) in which, through Cubogas, it is one of the market leaders. To strengthen the supply network, Snam4Mobility develops CNG and bio-CNG refueling infrastructure for cars and LNG and bio-LNG for heavy transport throughout Italy. Snam’s 2020-2024 strategic plan envisages the construction of 150 new natural gas and biomethane stations and the launch of the first hydrogen stations.