Hydrogen as a key energy vector for energy transition

Hydrogen: a key energy vector to achieve Europe’s 2050 climate neutrality target.

“Green” hydrogen is at the heart of Europe’s decarbonisation strategy: hydrogen obtained by electrolysis of water using electrolysers powered by renewable energy. The target for Europe is to produce 10 million tons of green hydrogen by 2030, accounting for 14% of Europe’s energy mix by 2050.

Our Projects

Alboran project: Puglia Green Hydrogen Valley

The project, which is being developed by Edison, Snam, Saipem and Alboran Hydrogen, calls for the construction of three plants for the production of green hydrogen in Brindisi, Taranto and Cerignola (Foggia) with a total capacity of 220 MW, powered by dedicated photovoltaic systems with a total capacity of 380 MW. It is one of the first large-scale green hydrogen projects in Italy and will accelerate the spread of this vector in the national energy mix, contributing to the achievement of the European target of climate neutrality by 2050, for which hydrogen will play an essential role.

Producing steel with green hydrogen: the agreement between Edison, Snam and Tenaris

Edison, together with Tenaris and Snam, has launched a project to decarbonise part of the production process at Tenaris’s Dalmine steel plant by introducing green hydrogen to replace natural gas. Such green hydrogen will be obtained through a 20 MW electrolyser powered by renewable sources, to be installed at the Dalmine plant. The initiative, which will significantly reduce CO₂ emissions from steel production, is unique: it will be the first industrial-scale application of green hydrogen in the steel industry in Italy.

Types of hydrogen