Renewable energies

The youngest of Genagricola’s sectors of investment, but one of the most promising and satisfying!

In our two biogas production plants, we transform any surpluses coming from our farms into electricity! In practice, we use a natural and almost free fuel resulting from our farming activities. This material is placed in large tanks known as “digesters” where enzymes accelerate fermentation and decomposition. The gases given off during this transformation are collected and used to power massive special engines which produce electricity by driving a turbine!

It is an intelligent way to optimise what nature offers us, without wasting even a drop of its enormous potential! During decomposition, the same quantity of carbon dioxide is produced and given off as would be emitted if the waste we utilise were left on the ground, or to rot in the open air… however, in this way, we can produce enough energy to power the consumption of almost 6000 Italian families! Intelligent, no?

2 BIOGAS PLANTS

In our two biogas production plants, we transform any surpluses coming from our farms into electricity

0 WASTE

During decomposition, the same quantity of carbon dioxide is produced and given off as would be emitted if the waste we utilise were left on the ground, or to rot in the open air

6000 FAMILIES

by optimising what nature offers us, we can produce enough energy to power the consumption of almost 6000 Italian families!

What is a biogas plant? How does it work?

Biogas is obtained from controlled fermentation of organic waste from agricultural processes in sealed containers. These residues are placed in large cement tanks known as “digesters” and covered by an enormous elastic sheet. Bacteria are added to these tanks to accelerate decomposition of the organic materials, generating gas. Biogas. The gas is collected and used to power massive engines which drive large dynamos to produce electricity and heat.

Part of the electricity is used to cover the company’s own energy needs and part is sold to the electricity utility company. During energy production, the same quantity of carbon dioxide is produced as would be emitted if the “fuel” (the plants) were left to decompose naturally on the ground.