Energy, Descalzi (ENI): there is no competition on hydrogen

(Teleborsa) – On the topic ofhydrogen among the great Italian players “there is no competition“ma”there is dialogue“, according toCEO of Eni Claudio Descalzi. “As Eni, we are focused on our energy plan and the hydrogen issue, for us, is one of the components of the entire transformation process – he said in an interview with Corriere della Sera – Today in the retail sector we have nine million customers and we count to reach twenty: we are not a pure utility, we work on the entire industrial value chain: Eni’s chemistry will be green, but it will always be there. Refining will be organic, but it will remain. Then there will be the circular economy. We are also genetically different from other Oil & Gas companies. Having said that, of course I feel very often with everyone. And there are no differences “.

Given the huge funds that the Recovery fund will make available, one might expect some competition between the Italian giants of the sector, but Descalzi also holds back on this point: “There is no competition: this is a plan for Italy and we all play in the same
team. We are aware of this and we feel the responsibility. We look for all possible synergies because teamwork leads us to the common goal “.

Similar statements had come from the other two major players in the sector in Italy, Enel e Snam, on the occasion of the presentation of their strategic plans. In Italy, Enel “has green hydrogen projects for 120 megawatts. With Eni we plan to work to make projects to produce hydrogen to be used in their refineries“, said theCEO of Enel, Francesco Starace. On hydrogen “we are already working with Enel and Eni. We hope for an open model of partnership where more parties can co-invest in the same projects“, instead said theCEO of Snam, Marco Alverà.

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