Xebec, Asja announce progress with RNG plant in Italy

By Xebec Adsorption Inc. | November 06, 2019

Xebec Adsorption Inc., a global provider of clean energy solutions, today announced that renewable energy project developer and operator Asja Ambiente Italia SpA is in the final construction phase of its 11.2 MW landfill gas (LFG) to renewable natural gas (RNG) plant in Genoa, Italy. Scheduled completion date is end of 2019.

Asja is a major player in international power generation using landfill gas generated at municipal solid waste (MSW) landfill sites. With this first time ever project, Asja is transforming its Genoa landfill site installation to produce biomethane instead of electricity. Xebec’s Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) system was chosen for its innovative solution, delivering lower initial investment costs, low operating and maintenance costs, flexible and stable performance, combined with high durability and reliability. Expected benefits from the transition of electricity production to biomethane are plant efficiency improvements, reduction of emission points from 5 to 2, less waste production, greening of the gas supply and a longer period for monetizing the biogas.

“Asja is strengthening its presence in the renewable energy sector in support of 2030 global targets. This project will allow us to produce biomethane versus electricity as a form of renewable power from biogas, a sector in which we have been a market leader in Italy for more than 20 years. In addition to this project, Asja has currently three biomethane production plants from organic waste in operation, two under construction and several more under development,” said Tommaso Cassata, general manager, Asja Ambiente

“More and more waste companies and developers are looking toward landfill gas-to-fuels, especially to RNG as a low carbon fuel alternative with a much better value proposition than electricity and a significantly higher return on investment (ROI). Xebec is a proven change agent in this transition, as we move from a fossil fuel economy to a low carbon renewable energy future,” said Francesco Massari, general manager, Xebec Europe