Enterra S.p.A., and BELENERGIA Group, are already active and well-established in Apulia Region with other projects in the sector of renewable energy production. The construction of the power plant confirms the group intent of investing in Apulia and work in close collaboration with key local institutions, focusing on the preservation and development of the territory.
Integrated project in the territory
The power plant is on synergy with other built or planned power plants in the rest of the region and meets in a balanced manner the needs of the territory. The installation complies with the regional guidelines which aim for the development of systems of production of energy from renewable sources.
Comparison with the territory
Enterra took into consideration all of the environmental aspects related to the design and construction of this kind of power plant. During the authorization stage, resulting in the issue of Autorizzazione Unica by Region of Apulia, 29 public authorities (state, provincial, municipal, including the Municipality of Foggia, and regional, including ARPA Bari and ARPA Foggia) took part in the project.
Biomass of vegetable origin represents for Apulia one of the most practical options in terms of energy potential and development. Producing energy from vegetable biomass means to give new opportunities to agriculture, take care of woods and land and increase wooded density.
Short supply chain
The biomass used to fuel the power plant will be exclusively made up of agricultural and agro-industrial by-products of mainly local origin, which will enhance the resources of the Foggia area and which will involve an economic benefit to local businesses in terms of employment and profit in supply operations, harvest and transport of biomass.
Compensation of emitted CO2
Enterra, in collaboration with Future Green, a biotech partner of the Province of Foggia, will develop a project to plant about 26 hectares of Paulownia in order to compensate for the CO2 emitted during the transport to the plant for the biomass disposal.