The renewable gas injected into our network thanks to the signing of this contract will lead to a 6,000-tonne reduction of CO2 emissions, the equivalent to planting 12,000 trees. By doing this, the Naturgy group is moving forward with its commitment to sustainability and the circular economy included in its 2022 Global Environment Plan. In 2019 the Naturgy group reduced its global CO2 emissions by 16%.
Gas distribution infrastructure plays a decisive role in the decarbonisation process, as it already distributes renewable gas and it will also be possible to transport hydrogen in the future. To connect the farm to the distribution networks, NEDGIA will build around a kilometre of network, as well as the corresponding infrastructure for injection and connection.
Biomethane is the energy carrier that makes the greatest contribution to the circular economy (waste is converted into a resource). Moreover, it has a negative carbon footprint if we consider the entire production chain, which means it plays a vital role in decarbonising the economy and combating climate change.
Biogas production at the Torre Santamaría facilities, a joint project alongside Grupo Lactalis and AXPO, is based on the organic waste produced by cows, which is enriched by means of a decomposition and enrichment process to convert it into renewable gas.
We are NEDGIA, the gas distributor of the Naturgy group and the leading natural gas distribution company in Spain, where we operate through our different companies in 11 autonomous communities. We supply natural gas to 70% of consumers, which represents over 5.4 million supply points. Our assets consist of more than 53,800 kilometres of infrastructure that we operate in 1,150 municipalities in Spain. This allow us to safely and efficiently supply natural gas today, and will also allow us to distribute renewable gas and hydrogen in the future. Innovation, proximity and customer service are part of our raison d’être and characterise our activity.