Xebec, SAPIO to develop RNG infrastructure in Italy

By Xebec Adsorption Inc. | February 22, 2018

Xebec Adsorption Inc., a global provider of gas generation, purification, and filtration solutions, recently announced that it has entered into a letter of intent to establish a three year partnership with SAPIO, Italy’s largest distributor of technical gases, to help develop Italy’s renewable natural gas (RNG) upgrading infrastructure from biogas facilities such as landfills, digesters and waste water treatment plants.

Canadian-based clean energy provider Xebec confirmed Feb. 15 that it has signed an exclusive agreement to join forces with SAPIO Produzione Idrogeno Ossigeno Srl in developing the biomethane (BM) market in Italy. Xebec will be responsible for designing, building, installing and servicing SAPIO’s biogas upgrading projects, from landfills, agri-waste and dairy digesters, and waste water treatment facilities, using Xebec’s adsorption technology solution. Details on potential project value and timeframe will follow in the near future.

Tested and Proven: This partnership agreement with SAPIO is a reflection of the success Xebec has already experienced with its partner in France where Xebec is now the leading supplier of Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) systems. Leading-edge performance measures, coupled with its tested technologies, Xebec has proven itself a serious player on the world stage in biogas upgrading.

“We’re thrilled at the recognition and interest we are receiving from potential customers, partners and suppliers,” said Prabhu Rao, chief operating officer of Xebec Adsorption. “Although Xebec has been involved globally in renewable natural gas projects for over a decade, it is just within the last few years that RNG has become recognized as a viable, ultra-clean, ultra-low carbon natural gas alternative. Our building order book and partnerships are clear indicators that we are in the right space in the right time. Our future looks bright."

Clean and Green: Italy has made an extraordinary commitment in its 2020 national plan to increasing energy efficiency and reducing energy consumption as part of the European Renewable Energy Directive target.

“SAPIO, like many corporations and countries around the world, is committed to that target, providing cost-effective, sustainable solutions through increased development, deployment and utilization of renewable natural gas so that present and future generations will have access to this domestic, renewable, clean fuel and energy supply,” said Andrea Dossi, group vice president of Sapio Produzione Idrogeno Ossigeno Srl