Fondazione Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Milano, along with Edison, Eni and Snam have created a platform to develop technologies linked to hydrogen.
ore specifically, the Hydrogen Joint Research Platform (Hydrogen JRP) will promote innovative studies and research in several areas: the production of clean hydrogen, which includes green hydrogen and low carbon hydrogen; associated transport solutions and advanced storage systems; innovative electrochemical and thermal applications for domestic and industrial use and in transport systems; and the development of best practices in the design and construction of hydrogen transport and storage infrastructure.
The intention is to promote the creation of a hydrogen value chain in Italy, to encourage company competitiveness and the growth of new high-tech companies.
To increase its impact, Hydrogen JRP will establish a strategic advisory body, which will involve all the main institutional stakeholders, including at global level, in view of attracting interest and investment.
Hydrogen JRP also intends to take up the hydrogen challenge and build an ecosystem of innovation. The platform enables the members themselves, depending on their membership level, to propose vertical research topics that encourage the advance of expertise and know-how within Italy’s energy industry.
Ferruccio Resta, Rector of Politecnico di Milano, explained:
Energy transition is one of the major challenges of our times. We must persevere with two key concepts, firstly, to pursue a more forceful political path, aligning ourselves with European guidelines, based upon a phase of providing support to the industrial system, and secondly, to forge ahead in the area of research and training in order to become a global reference point for this technology
Furthermore, Giovanni Brianza, Executive Vice President for the Energy & Environmental Services Market at Edison, noted that “hydrogen is an energy vector critical in achieving decarbonisation objectives in transport and “hard-to-abate” sectors of industry.”
Research and development is one of the pillars underpinning Eni’s strategy of totally abolishing emissions for industrial processes and products, as well as being the key for a fair and successful energy transition
stated Francesca Zarri, Research Director Technology, R&D and Digital at Eni.