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Marco Arezio - Consulente materie plastiche - rNEWS: Energy Transition. Companies and Universities Join Forces

The need for new and ever higher skills in the environmental field and in the sustainability of industrial production, create collaborations to improve general knowledge and skills.

The University of Padua and Eni today signed a collaboration agreement on the issues of energy transition, digital transformation and circular economy, as communicated by ENI, during an online meeting in attended by the Rector of the University of Padua, Rosario Rizzuto, the President of Eni, Lucia Calvosa and the CEO of Eni, Claudio Descalzi.

The three-year agreement, with the possibility of extending up to five, consolidates the collaboration already started in crucial sectors for Eni, such as geology and geophysics, and identifies new strategic lines of research for sustainable development and decarbonisation : new you technologies for Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage and for the exploitation of solar energy as well as studies on magnetic confinement nuclear fusion.

The director of Eni, Claudio Descalzi, commented: “We have signed an agreement of strategic importance that gives us great strength to achieve our decarbonisation objectives to 2050. This collaboration in the field of innovation lays the foundations for overcoming the challenges that companies and civil society are called to face thanks to the development of technologies for the future of energy ”.

The Rector of the University of Padua, Rosario Rizzuto, states: “The environment is a priceless heritage, which we have received and we have the duty to preserve intact for future generations.

This is the philosophy that drives the University of Padua in pursuing, with force, useful objectives to increase our environmental sustainability.

Multiple actions that are bearing fruit: only thanks to the purchase of energy from renewable sources, for example, we have reduced university emissions by 20%, avoiding the production of 18 thousand tons of CO2 a year. And the agreement signed with Eni goes precisely in the direction, crucial for us, of increasing protection of the environment in which we live ".

Automatic translation. We apologize for any inaccuracies. Original article in Italian.

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