Schmack Biogas to build second of 20 proposed biogas plants

German-based Schmack Biogas has signed an agreement with Italian power plant operator Fri-El Green Power to build a 1-megawatt biogas plant near Rivigo in northeast Italy. Construction was slated to begin in January. This would be the second of 20 proposed biogas plants that Schmack agreed to build with Fri-El in a letter of intent signed earlier this year. The first plant, located in Codroipo, Italy, has begun production and is expected to be fully operational by mid-2009.