A biogas plant inside a farm involves a very costly investment of time and work. However, it can be a beneficial decision for many reasons. Energy from biomass not only integrates the company incomes, but also can exceed that of agricultural or livestock, and can even become an alternative business in itself.
According to the 2010 National Action Plan for renewable energy, by 2020 biomass and biogas will be responsible for half of the agro-energy production, equivalent to a national annual production of about 19,000 GWh.
Biomass, according to the same 2010 plan, is the third highest producer, after hydroelectric and wind power, for volume of energy from renewable sources.
The 2010 N.A.P. shows that biogas is a major growth area in which to invest.
Reasons to invest
- Incentives from 18-21 euro cents per Kw are provided by the Italian government to encourage the production of Biogas
- Economic benefit for low to medium size power plants from the Italian government to promote the principle of environmental sustainability
- Plants employing liquids or biological waste receive better rewards from the government
- Simplification of the approval process accelerates plant building
- Italy is considered one of the most advanced countries in the world for the application of this technology
- The Italian gas distribution network is one of the highest quality in Europe.