Biomethane Decree 2022: Legal Framework and Application Procedures

The Decree of the Ministry of Ecological Transition No. 340 of September 15, 2022 was published in the Official Gazette No. 251 on October 26, 2022.


In order to support the biomethane production in accordance with the investment support measures provided for in the N.R.R.P., the Decree regulates the modalities for the allocation of incentives to biomethane injected into the natural gas network and produced - in accordance with the criteria laid down in the EU/2018/2001 (“RED II Directive”) - by newly built plants or plants undergoing reconversion, so as to define the biomethane production promotion plan from 2022 to 2026.

Furthermore, following the approval of the Ministry of Environment and Energy Security, by means of directorial Decree No. 23 of January 13, 2021, the Gestore Servizi Energetici ("GSE") published the enforcement rules of the Decree that regulate, among others, the modalities of conducting the public tenders. In this respect, the GSE hold the first 2023-year public tender to access to incentives, for which the application for participation shall be submitted online until 31 March 2023.

Our professionals wrote an alert on the Decree's incentive system, specifically analysing:

  1. The typology of incentives
  2. The requirements
  3. The allocation of incentives
  4. Fulfilments for the implementation of the Decree
  5. The Enforcement Rules of the Decree

Click here to read the alert

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