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Civitavecchia Is A Candidate To Become The First Italian Port “Hydrogen Valley”

Civitavecchia is a candidate to become the first Italian port “Hydrogen Valley”

Civitavecchia, Italy (PortSEurope) February 18, 2021 – Autorita’ di Sistema Portuale del Mar Tirreno Centro-Settentrionale (AdSP – Centre-North Tyrrhenian Sea Port Authority) is one of the partners of the European project LIFE3H, coordinated by the Abruzzo Region. AdSP President Musolino said: “We are implementing a series of actions to be protagonists of the European Green Deal. Becoming a model of excellence represents an important investment in the
future of the port and the territory. The port of Civitavecchia is a candidate to become the first “Hydrogen Valley” port in Italy. The project, worth a total of €6.5 million ($7.8 million), is absolutely strategic and innovative as it is the first Italian project in the Hydrogen Valley as well as the first hydrogen mobility project in central Italy.   LIFE3H aims to lay the foundations for the development of three Hydrogen Valleys (production, storage and use of integrated hydrogen sites), through public hydrogen transport (mainly from the Terni steel plant and the Abruzzo chlorine soda plant of Chimica Bussi) and related refueling stations in three areas with different characteristics: mountain area / park represented by the Rocche plateau in Abruzzo; the city of Terni, an urban center characterized by the presence of steel mills and air quality problems; and a marine and port area such as Civitavecchia. “The AdSP”, said President Pino Musolino, “is implementing a series of coordinated actions, participating in this and other projects on the use of hydrogen, to plan sustainable development in the near future, immediately becoming a protagonist, in the strategic choices of the European Green Deal, a new strategy for growth that must make it possible to reduce emissions by creating new jobs. Hydrogen undoubtedly represents a pillar of this strategy and the challenge is to minimize the transition times to the new model of energy production based essentially on a mix of renewables and “green” hydrogen. LIFE3H aims to integrate the three valleys in a coordinated development able to share both best practices and infrastructures and foresees the implementation of demonstration and pilot projects in Italy involving companies, universities and local experts in the hydrogen supply chain, thus starting a new and more qualified training and integration of the public, private and academic sectors.    Consequently, it could have a direct impact on companies (sector specialization, staff training), university training and research (funding of scholarships, research grants) and on public administration (strengthening hydrogen and therefore new technologies in regional strategies, plans , programs, etc.) with a consequent integrated growth of the whole national territory.    In addition to the AdSP, the partners coordinated by the Abruzzo Region are the Municipality of Terni, Port Mobility Spa, SNAM, Rampini Spa, TUA Trasporti Unico Abruzzese, Uneed.IT, Chimica Bussi, CITRAMS, University of Perugia and Marconi University.  Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2021.

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