The engineering phase of the Hydrogen Valley project in Rome, Italy has started, which seeks to integrate waste-to-hydrogen technology under the IPCEI Hy2Use initiative. Hydrogen Industry Leaders looks at how the project will help Italy make an important step forward in its energy transition journey.
A subsidiary of NextChem, MyRechemical has begun the engineering of waste conversion to Circular Gas which is set to be used as a feedstock for hydrogen and ethanol production.
It is expected to be completed in 2023, and the conversion technology is said to allow the recovery of waste that can’t be mechanically recycled and other non-recyclable dry waste.
This comes after the parent company of NextChem, Maire Tecnimont recently revealed that NextChem’s project had been assigned €194 million of public funding under the European Commission’s IPCEI Hy2Use programme.
Alessandro Bernini, CEO of Maire Tecnimont Group and NextChem, said: “We are very proud to have started the engineering activities of the first NextChem Hydrogen Valley.
“This agreement with Lanzatech is the first deployment of the existing cooperation with such a recognised player and represents an important step forward in our energy transition journey.”