DALMINE, ITALY - 10 FEBRUARY 2020: An oven during an experimental test of a 2MW burner is seen here at the RINA combustion station in Dalmine, Italy, on February 10th 2020.
The test is validating the performance of a 2MW burner with a gas mixture of 70% methane and 30% hydrogen (H2NG), and compare them against natural gas use.
Snam and RINA have launched a project to test the suitability of existing industrial burners, generally not specifically designed for hydrogen content mixture, to burn gas with increased hydrogen content. provides a vast array of engineering and consultancy, testing, inspection and certification services, dedicated to all players of the energy sector, including SNAM
Italy is optimally positioned to become a leading hub for green hydrogen from North Africa to
Europe. Italy could use its solar resources and its existing connection to North Africa (which has even better
solar resources) to set up a leading hydrogen hub.
Snam is one of the world’s leading energy infrastructure companies and first in Europe by gas transmission network size (32,625 km in Italy, over 41,000 with international subsidiaries) and storage capacity (16.9 billion cubic meters in Italy, more than 20 bcm with international subsidiaries).
In September 2018, together with other European companies, Snam signed a Hydrogen Initiative declaration to support hydrogen’s potential as a sustainable energy source. The signatory companies have undertaken to gradually integrate hydrogen into gas transmission networks and to encourage their use as a solution for energy storage, as well as to support the development of hydrogen produced by electrolysis, which allows more efficient use of energy intermittent renewables.
Snam has recently doubled the volume of the hydrogen blend, which was experimentally introduced into its natural gas transmission network in Contursi Terme, Salerno (Italy), to 10%, this just a few months after the 5% hydrogen blend was introduced into the network