The CNR-ITAE is the leading partner of the Italian project SuperP2G-Italy. Dr. Ing. Francesco Sergi is the scientific manager of the Italian project.

CNR ITAE Institute, located in Messina (IT) is part of the National Council of Research. Since its foundation in 1983, its mission is the development of environmentally-friendly innovative technologies and energy processes, through the use of fossil and renewable energy sources. The staff of the institute currently includes 85 people among researchers, PhD students and technicians. The core research fields include thermal storage, electric storage, renewable energy conversion and integration, hydrogen production and storage, biofuels and high efficiency energy buildings. The institute carries out research and development activities, with special focus on applied research and technology transfer to promote market introduction of the developed technologies.

The Department of Industrial Engineering (DIN) of the University of Bologna is a partner in the project.

In particular, the research group of Prof. Cesare Saccani is involved in the activities. The research group has acquired a long experience in plant engineering, designing, constructing, and managing, focusing on plants for production, storage, conversion, and utilization of energy.
Focusing on Power to Gas, the research group is active in the following fields:

  • Techno-economic feasibility studies of Power Gas plants for the decarbonization of hard-to-abate sectors
  • Determination of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of Power to Gas technologies: electrolyzers, compressors, devices for storage and use
  • Hydrogen blending in gas networks: impact on components with particular reference to measurement devices (flow rate, temperature, pressure, quality)
  • Design and development of innovative plant solutions for a catalytic methanation

The research group develops its research activities in the context of European, national, and regional research projects and through collaboration with local companies.

The following members are also involved in the SuperP2G project:

  • Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)
  • Greenlab Skive (Denmark)
  • Energy Institute (Austria)
  • DGI Gastechnologisches Institut gGmbH (Germany)
  • DVGW-Forschungsstelle am Engler-Bunte-Institut des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie (KIT) (Germany)
  • The University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Business (The Netherlands)
  • European Research Institute for Gas and Energy Innovation (Belgium).

Further information can be found on the project website which can be accessed via the link below.