Anaerobic Digestion (AD) solutions company Anaergia announced that its easy energia ambient facility in Pontinia, Italy, has been ‘highly commended’ in the best biogas plant above 1Mwe category of the Global AD and Biogas Industry Awards 2023 in Birmingham, UK. The annual awards programme, which evaluated a number of entries from over 20 countries, is organised by AD, Bioresources Association and the World Biogas Association.
The plant prevents about 8,300 metric tonnes per year of CO2 emissions by anaerobically digesting up to 36,450 metric tonnes of landfill-diverted organic waste and converting it into about 3,215,000m3 of biomethane. The renewable natural gas is injected into the region’s gas pipelines. The plant also treats the digestate that remains after the anaerobic digestion process to create about 4,500 tonnes per year of high-quality natural fertiliser.
The easy Anaergia ambiente receives the food waste it processes from waste collection companies operating in the region surrounding Rome. The food waste is converted into biogas with Anaergia’s high throughput and Omnivore technology, and is upgraded to pipeline quality renewable methane using other technologies of Anaergia.