Snam and Tenova have agreed to work together over the next three years to design integrated solutions based on green hydrogen.
Both parties agreed to support the decarbonisation of the metals sector in Italy and abroad and conduct joint strategic studies and market analysis to implement specific infrastructure and metals production systems by using green hydrogen.
The aim is to bring integrated commercial solutions tested in industrial plants to substantially reduce CO2 and NOx emissions in the metals production process – from melting to processing half-processed products.
Snam will provide its expertise in hydrogen technologies and transport, whereas Tenova will contribute through its know-how in this sector, more specifically in combustion systems for reheating and heating treatment and in electric arc furnaces.
The collaboration between the two companies will develop through specific tests in the laboratory under construction at Tenova’s headquarters (in Castellanza, Varese) and through installations and production tests on industrial sites.
Cosma Panzacchi, EVP Hydrogen at Snam, said, “Snam is willing to contribute through its technologies and know-how by enabling, as fast as possible, the hydrogen transition of such crucial commodity chains for the Italian economy.”
Roberto Pancaldi, Tenova CEO, added, “We are developing a ready-to-use solution for our customers, directly at their production sites.”