The perfect ally for sustainable energy
Hydrogen was the first element to form following the Big Bang and alone makes up almost 90% of the universe’s mass, even though it is the lightest of all the elements.
Hydrogen has some fundamental characteristics that make it the perfect ally for facing the planet’s energy challenge:
- it is an energy vector that does not produce polluting emissions in its end uses (its combustion does not release CO2, but rather water in the form of steam);
- it is easier to store and transport than electricity and natural gas pipelines can be used for this purpose.
Compared to natural gas, however, hydrogen has many different characteristics, particularly in how it interacts with materials. Thus, accurate studies and tests are required to fully understand the impacts and reliable and safe solutions for energy exploitation must be found.
Hydrogen is an element that can currently only be injected into the pipeline network and mixed with natural gas up to certain percentages. Our commitment is to create systems and devices that increase this mixing percentage, a technological challenge that will open up incredible opportunities for the development of more sustainable energy.
Hydrogen can be produced in different ways from different energy sources, taking names that recall the environmental impact of production processes. Hyter, a company of the Pietro Fiorentini Group, has developed a new technology for the production of hydrogen with reduced environmental impact.
Hydrogen is one of the major players in the energy transition and Pietro Fiorentini intends to make its experience available through participation and development of new projects in Italy and abroad, membership in the main tables in the industry and experiments to test the readiness of its devices.
Pietro Fiorentini’s hydrogen journey saw the achievement of an important milestone in October 2022 with the inauguration of the hydrogen laboratory, a multifunctional facility at the Arcugnano headquarters capable of producing hydrogen, gas blending and testing device readiness.