Biomethane plant

Plant for the production of biomethane from O.F.M.S.W.

Biogas Engineering Srl is the company that designed and built the first plant for the production of biomethane for vehicles in Italy; moreover, it is the first plant for the production of biomethane built in central-southern Italy.

It was built in Calabria in the province of Cosenza at the Calabra Maceri e Servizi Spa plant, a leading company in integrated waste management in southern Italy, which processes around 750 tons of waste per day, of which 80% is intended for recovery as raw material.


The anaerobic digestion plant is fed with 40,000 tonnes of organic fraction (O.F.M.S.W.) from separate waste collection. The biogas produced is sent to the upgrading system (with membranes), where the conversion of the biogas into biomethane takes place.


The biomethane produced is injected into SNAM national natural gas network and used for vehicle transport.


The entire plant is capable of transforming 40,000 tons of O.F.M.S.W. in 4.5 million cubic meters of biomethane per year.


The biomethane used for motor vehicles allows you to travel 90,000,000 km which, with an average of 20,000 km per year per vehicle, can fuel up to 4,500 cars, with an overall saving of over 16,200,000 kg of CO2 per year (3,600 kg per car).

In this plant, an advanced technology has been used capable of transforming high-density organic matrices into biogas.


The realization lasted more than a year and all the components are made in Italy.


For this project, Biogas Engineering has worked constantly paying attention to every detail, thinking of innovative solutions, which has brought satisfaction and growth to the Company.


The result obtained is a highly functional and efficient plant for the production of biomethane with high performance both in terms of plant engineering and energy.

The creation of this biomethane plant is an important step forward towards the objectives of a circular economy based on sustainable solutions regarding recycling, maximizing and enhancing the available organic waste, thus transforming it into a resource.