In Italy, BTS Biogas Srl (BTS), the wholly-owned biogas technology subsidiary of US-headed Bioenergy Development Company (Bioenergy DevCo) and ENGIE Italia, the Italian subsidiary of global energy major ENGIE, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop decarbonization projects in Italy.
Headquartered in Bruneck, Italy, BTS Biogas is a European pioneer in the field of anaerobic digestion with a 20-year history in the industry and over 200 plants located around the world. By transforming organic waste into biogas and an organic soil amendment, anaerobic digestion (AD) reduces landfill waste, as well as carbon and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The partnership, in line with the positioning of the two companies, aims to share know-how and generate opportunities for important decarbonization projects in Italy. The phase for defining the division of competence to start planning, implementation, and management of green projects in the biomethane sector from organic waste and by-products has been completed successfully.
The MoU forecasts the sharing of a pipeline of projects that will be identified synergistically and developed within one year from the signing of the agreement.
Entering the operational phase of the partnership with ENGIE gives us great satisfaction. Sharing our pipelines on important decarbonization projects will allow us to develop new opportunities and strengthen existing ones, said Franco Lusuriello CEO of BTS Biogas.
First projects to begin within 12 months
Within a year, the first projects will be implemented which, in addition to generating numerous benefits for the environment, will also have positive economic and social impacts on the territory, such as a strong boost to recovery and employment opportunities.
The agreement allows BTS Biogas to carry out important new projects for the production of advanced biomethane in different sectors, and ENGIE Italia to expand and integrate its range of decarbonization offerings for industrial customers.
This is a valuable partnership. ENGIE aims to be a leader in the zero-carbon transition and is committed to the implementation of numerous projects for sustainable energy production. At BTS Biogas we have found deep technological expertise in the construction of advanced biomethane production plants, with numerous environmental and economic benefits. In the current historical context, making progress in environmental and social sustainability means pushing and supporting economic recovery, said Damien Terouanne, CEO of ENGIE Italia.