• Wednesday, November 8, 2017
  • 14:00 - 18:00
  • Memo
  • Neri 2 Room South Hall

By Italian Biomethane Platform and Ecomondo Technical Scientific Committee                                   

The new Decree on biomethane subsidies aims to give a real boost to the development of the industry, focusing on a national priority action: the fulfilment of the 10% target of biofuels for use in transport by 2020. Biomethane, an advanced biofuel made with national biomasses and technologies, can play a key role in the Italian strategy to cope with climate change, resulting in an energy transition towards a sustainable and circular low carbon economy. The conference is intended to shed light on the contents of the new Decree, the potential of biomethane in Italy, the best practices and the major technological innovations available.


FIRST SESSION: Legal framework

10.00-10.15 Introductory remarks

10.15-10.45 RED 2 and the energy policy in the EU

Giulio Volpi, DG ENERGY (TBC)

10.45-11.00 The “Biomethane Decree bis”

Marco Pezzaglia, CIB


SECOND SESSION: The new biogas-biomethane chain: Study Cases

11.00-11.30 New and reconverted agricultural biogas plants


11.30-12.00 OFMSW plants


12.00-12.30 International virtuous case or sewage sludge plant (Amiacque, Milan)

12.30-13.00 International virtuous case


13.00 lunch break


THIRD SESSION: Research in Italy and in the EU

13.30-14.00 Speech from a EU Research projects manager

14.00-15.00 Roundtable: Ecofys, EU Universities, (Biomethane) Platform Scientific Advisers.


FOURTH SESSION: Roundtable “Positive biomethane spillover on Italy”.

15.00-16.00 Representatives from Italian Ministry of Economic Development, Italian Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Italian Ministry of Environment, Italian Ministry of  Transport, Confagricultura, Utilitalia, FISE-Assoambiente, Legambiente.


Moderator: Paolo Vettori, Assogasmetano


16.00-16.30 Final greetings


16.30-17.00 Discussion and closure