Plans for a new green hydrogen project in Sardinia have today (16th Feb) been confirmed by Enel Green Power and Saras.
With a hope of decarbonising energy-intensive industries, the companies will use a 20MW electrolyser powered by renewable energy to produce green hydrogen.
Green hydrogen produced at the site will be used as a raw at Saras’ refinery at the Sarroch industrial site in the province of Cagliari.
Commenting on the collaboration, Salvatore Bernabei, CEO of Enel Green Power, said, “The signing of this memorandum of intent, confirms the Enel Group’s commitment to promoting the development of green hydrogen in Italy and worldwide, accelerating the energy transition.”
“We are constantly seeking partnerships to identify the best applications for this technology, particularly in industrial sectors that cannot be electrified and with emissions that are harder to reduce, including the chemical industry sector.”
Dario Scaffardi, CEO of Saras, added, “We at Saras have been focusing on the challenges of energy transition for some time now, and in recent years we have strengthened our skill base with a series of projects designed to significantly reduce the refinery’s carbon footprint.”
“This collaboration with Enel Green Power allows us to develop with an ideal partner one of these projects; that is the production and use of green hydrogen, now considered one of the strategies with the greatest potential for the decarbonisation of refining processes and the production of new generation fuels.”
“Our Sarroch site is particularly suited, due to its size, location and structural characteristics, to develop and host a green hydrogen production project with clear potential for development and growth.”