Società Tecnologie Avanzate Carbone

Sotacarbo is a research and development company (shareholders: Enea – the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development – and Sardinian Regional Administration) on clean energy and carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCS).

Recently, Sotacarbo has been designed by the Sardinian Regional Government as the regional and national reference on the development of technologies for the sustainable use of fossil fuels (coal in particular) and clean energy (including carbon capture and storage), with the aim to collect knowledge and research facilities to support and boost Italy’s energy policy. The activities programme of the technological pillar includes theoretical and experimental studies on zero emissions technologies for power generation, production of energy carriers from coal, biomass and CO2, pre-, post- and oxy-combustion for CCS. Since 1988, Sotacarbo represents Italy in the International Energy Agency – Clean Coal Centre.

Providing access to


CO2 capture with liquid solvents

PEC Lab (IT2.2)

Photoelectrochemical lab

XtL Pilot plant (IT2.3)

X-to-Liquids (XtL) plant

MeCO2 (IT2.6)

Membrane test facility

Advantest Rock (IT2.5)

Advanced automatic multi-stage triaxial test system

Sotacarbo Fault Lab (IT2.4)

Sotacarbo Fault Laboratory