Milan, A2A inaugurates new plant for organic fraction

In the center of Giussago-Lacchiarella – From biomethane and compost treatment

One hundred thousand tons per year of authorized treatment capacity; 8 million cubic meters per year of biomethane produced and fed into the network; 20 thousand tons per year of certified compost for agricultureto. A2A inaugurates the new plant for the treatment and recovery of the organic fraction of urban waste in the center of Giussago – Lacchiarella, built by A2A Ambiente.

The waste in question will come from the organic fraction of separate collections, but also from the mowing and pruning of public and private green areas. Once treated, they can be reused to produce matter, compost, and energy, biomethane. From the activity of the integrated plant, anaerobic digestion and composting, it will be possible to obtain 8 million cubic meters of biomethane every year (equal to the annual requirement of about 20,000 people), and 20,000 tons of certified compost for agriculture. The plant, which annually can treat 100,000 tons of wet and urban greenery, it favors the reduction of dependence on fossil fuels, and, thanks to the natural fertilizer produced that will be made available to growers, it will minimize the use of chemical fertilizers.

“The experience and leadership in the treatment and recovery of material and energy allow our Group to effectively combine the circular economy and production processes, for the benefit of the community and the environment – underlines Renato Mazzoncini, CEO of A2A – The Lacchiarella plant represents a further step forward in our growth path and an important development opportunity for virtuously managing the entire waste cycle. We are convinced that this supply chain, in addition to being a lever for circularity, is a strategic enabler to contribute to the growth of energy autonomy that the country needs. In Italy, with the necessary investments and in agreement with local institutions and communities, we could activate the production of over 6 billion cubic meters of biomethane, an important energy potential in particular at a time like the one we are going through “.