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Italy eyes garbage to replace Russian gas

Posted On: Oct 4, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

Italy eyes garbage to replace Russian gas

Gas from landfill waste could meet 10% of the nation's needs, says tech giant Maire Tecnimont
Italy's Maire Tecnimont SpA technology and engineering firm told Bloomberg on Monday that recycling garbage could be a way to help reduce the nation's dependency on Russian natural gas.
According to the report, the company is working on the so-called Green Circular District, a way to recover the carbon and hydrogen in landfill waste and use it to produce eco-friendly chemicals and fuels.
Maire CEO Alessandro Bernini told the outlet that some 16 million tons of non-recyclable waste are dumped into the country's landfills every year. “We could convert it into syngas in order to reduce foreign energy dependency,” he explained.
“With 10 plants capable of treating 600,000 tons year each, in a five-year period those plants could be able to produce domestically 10% of the gas required for the heating and electrical Italian grid as a whole,” Bernini said.

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