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Italy: bioenergy production by category in 2016
The gross output of bioenergy-powered plants increased from 19,396 GWh in 2015 to 19,509 GWh in 2016 (+0.6%); this value accounts for 18% of total electricity generation from renewable sources. Looking at the different types of fuel, in particular:
- the production from solid biomass increased by approx. 250 GWh, from 6,290 GWh in 2015 to 6,540 GWh in 2016 (+4%);
- in 2016, 8,259 GWh were generated from the exploitation of biogas, a stable value compared to 2015 (0.6%). In absolute terms, the main contribution in 2016 was provided by plants powered by biogas from agricultural and forestry activities, for which production reached 5,494 GWh;
- production from bioliquids decreased by 3.8% over the previous year, mainly due to the lower use of sustainable raw vegetable oils.
Source: GSE, Rapporto Statistico “Energia da Fonti Rinnovabili in Italia – 2016”