NGV System Italia, the Italian consortium for natural gas in transport, has unanimously elected Mariarosa Baroni, CNG Business Director of the Cavagna Group, as the new President of the Management Board. At the General Meeting of Shareholders and Management Board on September 28, outgoing President Vanni Cappellato announced his decision to step down as head of the association and was thanked for his contributions during his term.
“It is a great honour for me to assume the position of President of NGV System Italia. I therefore accept the responsibility of leading the consortium with a great sense of determination to continue growing an organization that is a winner in all respects,” said the Mariarosa Baroni. “I wish to thank Vanni Cappellato and Michele Ziosi, Director of the Consortium, who is also standing down, for their hard work and dedication over the years and for enabling us to capitalize on their experience and dedication,” she added.
The Management Board of NGV System Italia is now composed of President – Mariarosa Baroni and Board members: Corrado Storchi – Landi Renzo, Gabriele Gozzi – Idromeccanica, Damini Severino – Fiat Group Automobiles and Georgio Boccellato – Tenaris.
NGVs in Italy
Italy with a traditionally strong market is the undisputed European NGV champion with currently over 900,000 cars powered by natural gas on the road and more than 900 public filling stations, with a new one opening practically every month.
Of late, Italy has been striving to increase the share of biomethane in the natural gas fuel mix. The biomethane is produced in more than 500 biogas plants, of which approximately 58% are co-digestion plants fed by livestock effluents, energy crops and/or agro-industrial wastes. Recent initiatives include a decree containing specific measures to promote the production and use of biomethane in transport by opening up important opportunities to farmers.