IVECO, GLS Italy, and Vulcangas, an energy supplier, have opened a new Bio-LNG facility in the Cascina Antegnatica farm near Lodi, Italy. The new facility will supply Vulcangas by producing biomethane from agricultural waste from nearby farms. The Bio-LNG will be used to fuel GLS Italy’s LNG-powered vehicles, which include Iveco’s S-Way LNG trucks.
“Today’s event is testament to IVECO’s belief in biomethane as a mature solution and its commitment to the decarbonization of transport. It is a tangible demonstration that Bio-LNG is an operationally and financially viable solution, available today. Today we are seeing a best practice in the energy supply chain with all players working together to develop a successful biomethane ecosystem.” said Giandomenico Fioretti, IVECO Head of Alternative Propulsion Business Development.
“Our ambitions in the area of sustainability are underpinned by the joint efforts of many parts of our business. This initiative really underscores our commitment: we’re backing LNG-powered vehicles and we’re now in a position to supply them with Bio-LNG that fully meets our expectations.” commented Alessandro Vagaggini, GLS Director of Operations
“The energy industry is going through an unprecedented period in history. Today Bio-LNG occupies a strategic position in the transport supply chain. As a clean fuel that lowers total CO2 emissions, it is the best option to decarbonise transport and free us from energy dependency.” said Andrea Bosi, Key Account Manager at Vulcangas.
In comparison to diesel, biomethane is now the only established technology that offers a solution with no sacrifice in performance or refuelling durations. It achieves carbon neutrality and, depending on the feedstock utilised, even carbon-negative performance. The production process involves by-products, such as fertiliser from the digestate which can replace costly chemical fertilisers, and the carbon dioxide which is used predominantly in the food industry.