Over the last few years, anaerobic digestion has been widespread in many European countries, including Italy. This technology is used not only for the purpose of recovering renewable energy (biogas) but also to control smelly emissions and to stabilize biomasses before their agronomic use. Therefore, it is necessary to strengthen and rationalize systems that exploit anaerobic digestion processes of various types of biomass (biomass of zootechnical and agro-industrial biomass, energy crops, crop residues, etc.), a case in point is the “Tempio” farm. The agricultural world, increasingly is interested in the opportunities deriving from the attention to environmental issues linked, for example, to the enhancement of organic waste, the growing energy demand, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. In particular, the zootechinical sector can be the driving force for the large-scale development of anaerobic digestion, as is already happening in other European realities. The benefits that they can derive are many and are linked to an improvement in the environmental sustainability of farms, the integration of green energy income, the reduction of environmental problems related to emissions into the atmosphere and smells and better utilization of agronomic fertilizer elements present in the slurry.

The Role of Biogas in the Italian Energy Scenario: The Case of “Tempio Farm"

Supino S
2018

Abstract

Over the last few years, anaerobic digestion has been widespread in many European countries, including Italy. This technology is used not only for the purpose of recovering renewable energy (biogas) but also to control smelly emissions and to stabilize biomasses before their agronomic use. Therefore, it is necessary to strengthen and rationalize systems that exploit anaerobic digestion processes of various types of biomass (biomass of zootechnical and agro-industrial biomass, energy crops, crop residues, etc.), a case in point is the “Tempio” farm. The agricultural world, increasingly is interested in the opportunities deriving from the attention to environmental issues linked, for example, to the enhancement of organic waste, the growing energy demand, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. In particular, the zootechinical sector can be the driving force for the large-scale development of anaerobic digestion, as is already happening in other European realities. The benefits that they can derive are many and are linked to an improvement in the environmental sustainability of farms, the integration of green energy income, the reduction of environmental problems related to emissions into the atmosphere and smells and better utilization of agronomic fertilizer elements present in the slurry.
Biogas; bio-economy; renewable energy
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