Società Tecnologie Avanzate Carbone

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 carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCS).

Recently, Sotacarbo has been designed by the Sardinian Regional Government as the regional and national reference on the development of 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 research facilities to support and boost Italy’s energy policy. The activities programme of the technological pillar 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.

Providing access to


CO2 capture with liquid solvents

IT2.2 PEC Lab

Photoelectrochemical lab

IT2.3 XtL Pilot plant

X-to-Liquids (XtL) plant

IT2.6 MeCO2

Membrane test facility

IT2.5 Advantest Rock

Advanced automatic multi-stage triaxial test system

IT2.4 Sotacarbo Fault Lab

Sotacarbo Fault Laboratory