Società Tecnologie Avanzate Carbone (SOTACARBO)

Sotacarbo is a research and development company (shareholders: Enea – the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development – and Sardinian Regional Administration) on clean energy and CCS.

Recently, Sotacarbo has been designed by the Sardinian Regional Government as the regional and national reference on the development of the technologies for the sustainable use of fossil fuels (coal in particular) and clean energy (including carbon capture and storage), with the aim to collect knowledge and infrastructures in order to back and also to boost Italy’s energy policy. The activities programme of the technological pole includes theoretical and experimental studies on “zero emissions” technologies for power generation, production of energy carriers from coal, biomass and CO2, pre-, post- and oxy-combustion for CCS.Since 1988, Sotacarbo represents Italy in the International Energy Agency – Clean Coal Centre.