Emilia-Romagna region in Italy to be decarbonised with hydrogen

A new partnership is looking to respond to the decarbonisation needs of the Emilia-Romagna region, Italy, through the implementation of hydrogen.

Snam and Hera today (22nd Feb) signed a letter of intent for the technological collaboration aimed at developing hydrogen for their own areas of activity.

Under the partnership, the companies are looking at a Bologna Corticella multi-utility treatment plant, which will transform excess renewable electricity into “green” hydrogen to be injected into the networks by exploiting purified water and returning oxygen, biogas and sludge to the water purification process.

In the industrial field, the two companies will also study the application of hydrogen for thermal uses in the most energy-intensive sectors and with processes that are difficult to electrify.

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