“While the energy sector in Italy has reduced its emissions by about 30%, the transport has increased them by about 2-3% compared to 1990. In the industry, on the other hand, there are fields that can hardly be decarbonized through electrification. Green hydrogen can help these two compartments to support decarbonization, particularly in the so-called hard-to-abate sectors.”
This is what Matteo Codazzi, CESI CEO, said to Corriere della Sera, the most widespread mainstream newspaper in Italy. In the article, titled Hydrogen, from production to consumption: the three (possible) models for Italy, our CEO has highlighted the need for concrete, feasible models that consider both logistics and consumption necessities.
In this respect, Codazzi has cited the study that CESI carried out on green hydrogen, highlighting three different solution for the implementation of green hydrogen in Italy: decentralized, transportation of electricity and transportation of hydrogen.
However, “to make 5 GW of hydrogen we would have to add 35 TW of renewable energy, about 10% of the national consumption forecast by 2030. This means installing another 20 GW of renewables in addition to the 70 GW that the national strategy forecasts today,” according to the CESI CEO.
You can read the entire article, written in Italian, at this link.