ENEA - Agenzia Nazionale per le Nuove Tenologie, l’Energia e lo sviluppo Economico Sostenibile
Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) is the Italian national agency for new technologies, energy and sustainable economic development.
Its two fundamental tasks are to conduct research in these areas and to diffuse the results nationally. More particularly, ENEA’s activities involve: i) research, development and testing of innovative technology and equipment, and transfer of innovations to industry; ii) development of technologies, equipment and components designed to exploit renewable energy sources and to save energy, and stimulation of demand for them; design, construction and testing of demonstration plants. ENEA, with a general mandate from the Italian Parliament operates according to the directives from Ministry of the economic development – together with that of environment and of research – in national and international programs on energy saving and sustainable use of fossil fuels, mainly supporting the Italian industry; furthermore, ENEA acts as advisor and supports the above mentioned Ministries. In this context ENEA is involved in CCS technologies, where operates in strict coordination with its controlled company SOTACARBO (located in Sardinia island) and. In this way the “ENEA group” covers all the aspects of CCS, from CO2 capture to storage, from generation of energy – eventually combined with hydrogen – to system integration, and also the fields of communication and dissemination of results.