The companies have signed a letter of intent on a project to supply green hydrogen to Saras’ Sarroch refinery in Cagliari, Sardinia.
The solution under consideration involves using a 20 MW electrolyser powered by renewable energy produced onsite to provide green hydrogen to be used as a raw material in the Saras refinery.
‘We at Saras have been focusing on the challenges of energy transition for some time now, and in recent years we have strengthened our skill base with a series of projects designed to significantly reduce the refinery’s carbon footprint,’ said Dario Scaffardi, CEO of Saras.
‘This collaboration with Enel Green Power allows us to develop with an ideal partner one of these projects; that is the production and use of green hydrogen, now considered one of the strategies with the greatest potential for the decarbonisation of refining processes and the production of new generation fuels.’
He continued: ‘Our Sarroch site is particularly suited, due to its size, location and structural characteristics, to develop and host a green hydrogen production project with clear potential for development and growth.’