A collective effort to accelerate the scale-up of biomethane production in Europe: this is BIP, the Biomethane Industrial Partnership that we joined a few months ago. Works are now taking shape in the legislative, scientific and operational task forces and we’re ready to contribute to the debate.
Like other companies involved in the partnership, we bring to BIP our practical experience to implement the project focused on biomethane as a step towards a carbon free activity, in a sector as crucial as logistics and transport.
The BIP is an initiative launched by the European Commission to help the Union achieve one of the targets set by the REPowerEu plan, that is to increase annual production and use of biomethane to 35 billion cubic metres by 2030. A goal "more urgent than ever", underlines the EU Commission in the document on BIP, in order to face the climatic crisis and to reduce the dependency on natural gas imports: biomethane is most rapidly scalable renewable gas available today, with a low environmental impact.
Identifying policies, technical solutions and organizational strategies to accelerate this expansion is precisely the task of the Biomethane Industrial Partnership: policy makers, industry and other stakeholders team up with the goal to support the achievement of the target.
Each according to its own competences and fields of activity, the participants of the BIP will work together to pave the way for the scale-up of production: member States will set policies and strategies, research institutions will share studies and results, companies will exchange projects, ideas and best practices.
Gruppo Maganetti has been engaged for years in a project with Cooperativa Speranza and the Italian Biogas Consortium to supply our trucks with biomethane produced from agricultural waste. In recent years we have gradually increased the share of vehicles fed to LNG, opening a distributor in Gera Lario while another is being built in Carpiano.
Investments to reduce our carbon emissions are a key element in our path for the coming years, but policies at European and national level can make a difference for the economic and operational sustainability of these projects. Taking part in the BIP allows us to keep up with the technical and regulatory developments in the industry, sharing expertise with other companies engaged in this process.