Unem joined the “ European Clean Hydrogen Alliance ” set up by the European Commission’s Directorate General for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW).
An initiative to which Unem has decided to join not only because the refining sector is by far the industrial sector that produces and uses the largest quantity of hydrogen in Italy (over 80% of total consumption), but also to promote its use for the production of decarbonised liquid fuels.
The sector is in fact planning , on the one hand, a series of investments to produce ever higher quantities ofrenewable hydrogen and low carbon emissions to allow a substantial reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in industrial processes, on the other hand, it has launched research and development activities aimed at the formulation of low or zero carbon emissions liquid fuels (Low Carbon Liquid Fuels – LCLF), deriving from synthesis processes between green or low carbon hydrogen and CO2, which represent a valid solution for the decarbonisation of all modes of transport.
Unem will begin to actively collaborate with the Alliance by joining the Roundtables established within it. of direct interest and in particular those relating to the production of hydrogen, its use in industrial sectors and in the various transport sectors.
The Alliance will play a crucial role in facilitating and implementing the actions of the new European Hydrogen Strategy and will support the related investment programs and unem is ready to make a substantial contribution to its activity, making available the enormous wealth of expertise of the sector to contribute to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.