A sustainable strategy

Previous experience

AMA initiated the biogas experiment with some 10 HDVs, which were progressively increased to reach the current total of 25. IVECO closely followed this experience and provided AMA’s vehicles with engines that were adjusted over time for biomethane use. Throughout the 10 years of operations, the quality of biomethane has remained the main challenge.

The Malagrotta plant only performed a limited sorting of waste, which in turn produced highly contaminated gas. The upgrading process was consequently rather costly and ultimately produced a biomethane which required AMA to perform considerable engine maintenance.

Nevertheless, the biomethane experience has yielded satisfactory results in terms of technical knowledge accrued, data on emissions, fuel quality, and operation and maintenance issues.


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