ENI and FNM to decarbonise Lombardy transport sector using hydrogen

The main aim of the partnership is to decarbonise the transport sector in Lombardy by using hydrogen

FNM (Ferrovie Nord Milano is an Italian public transport company), and Eni Spa (An Italian multinational oil and gas company headquartered in Rome) signed a letter of intent on 6th April to accelerate their transition towards new energy sources, H2 Bulletin reports.

Both partners will focus on three strategic areas:

  • Introduce hydrogen distribution points for private road mobility
  • Work on capture, storage or use of CO2 produced during hydrogen generation processes
  • Introduce fuels and energy carriers which can reduce CO2 in transport

The collaboration is also part of the H2iseO project of FNM and Trenord (a company owned by FNM).  The project wants to make Sebino and Valcamonica the first Italian ‘Hydrogen Valley’ with the aim to decarbonise the transport sector.

Andrea Gibelli, the President of FNM, said, “The agreement with Eni is fully part of the path towards zero environmental impact mobility, promoted by FNM.”

Giuseppe Ricci, the GM Energy Evolution of Eni, said, “The collaboration with FNM constitutes an important step in the path of decarbonisation of transport in Lombardy.”

Previously, In February 2021, FNM and Enel Green Power also signed an agreement to develop hydrogen mobility in Lombardy. Both companies agreed under an MoU to study and identify the best ways of supplying green hydrogen – produced using exclusively renewable energy – for railway mobility in Lombardy as part of the H2IseO project.

Ethan Mandel

Ethan is the special correspondent for Europe covering the hydrogen industry for H2 Bulletin. Please click on the email icon to contact me via email or follow me on social media. I am reachable on Phone: +44 (0) 208 123 7812
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