In a bid to reduce its carbon footprint, Iris Ceramica and Snam have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop the first hydrogen-powered ceramic factory in the world, the companies have said.
The new plant is expected to be developed in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and will utilise green hydrogen, produced from solar energy, to power the operations of the facility.
In doing so, the project will support the hydrogen supply chain and boost the zero-emission technological prowess of the region.
A photovoltaic system, with a power of 2.5MW, will be installed on the roof of the plant and will be combined with an electrolyser and a renewable hydrogen storage system for production on site.
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