Biomass made up for over 40% of overall power generation by renewable resources in Italy in the year 2011. Italy has great amount of biomass feedstock in the form of livestock manure and forestry, which the country utilizes extensively for heat production and electricity generation. However, from 2005 onwards, Italy has been promoting wind power over biomass mainly due to the country’s rich wind resources and relatively cleaner power generation from wind compared with biomass.
In addition to solid biomass, Italy uses bioliquids including virgin or used soy oil or vegetable oil for power generation. The Italian government offers various incentives including the feed-in tariff, capital grants, tax incentives, and investment grants to promote renewable power including biomass power in order to achieve energy security, while curbing CO2 emissions and contributing to the EU target of generating 20% of total energy from renewables by 2020.
The Italian government perceives biomass as an important primary energy source for heating, power generation, and transportation sectors and therefore offers incentives promoting biomass in each sector.
While Italy is currently generating the majority of its renewable power from solid biomass, more efficient power generation from biomass gasification (also known as Syngas) will increase the share of biogas power in the future, thereby reducing the role of solid biomass power in Italy’s total renewable power generation. The Italian government plans to invest increasingly in establishing biomass gasification facilities and integrating the biogas generated from gasification facilities into the country’s natural gas network during 2010–20.
In this industry scenario Taiyou Research analyzes the Biomass Industry in Italy. The report, Biomass Industry in Italy, contains the following:
An introduction to what is biomass and the various conversion processes for biomass to energy. Environmental impact of using biomass is also analyzed.
An analysis of the challenges facing the global power industry and why the world needs biomass power. We analyze the global electricity market through electricity net generation and installed electricity capacity. Importance of renewable resources is analyzed along with installed electricity from renewable sources. The use of biomass for generating energy is looked at along with the likely fall in prices of biomass power.
Outlook for the global biomass industry including an outlook for the global electricity market, outlook for the global renewables sector, outlook for the global biomass power market, and an outlook for the global biomass resource.
Moving to the biomass power industry in Italy, we analyze the industry profile, market statistics, biomass feedstock in the country, biomass industry regulations, competition in the industry including the major industry players, and an industry forecast.
An analysis of the major players in the biomass industry in Italy is included. Players are analyzed through a company overview, an analysis of their businesses, and a SWOT analysis.
Taiyou Research’s report on the Biomass Industry in Italy is a complete analytical presentation of this high growth industry.