Gugliemo Marconi University
The CARe - Center for automotive research and evolution, at Gugliemo Marconi University, carries out research and development activity in technologies and innovative solutions for motor vehicles and the systems in industry, mobility, communication and energy in which they necessarily appear.
The general competences are in the capacity to conceive, plan, organise, manage and coordinate complex activities and local, national and international research and development programmes.
Specifically, the research and development activities concern methods of production and divestment, technologies for drive, communication, production, transport-storage and use of energy. With particular attention to reducing the use of non-renewable resources, of emissions and non-reusable waste and the global reduction of environmental impact in the system.
The “Nicola Giordano” Institute of Advanced Technologies for Energy of the National Research Council develops and promotes innovative low environmental impact energy technologies and processes, through the use of fossil and renewable energy sources. In particular, activity is directed towards developing variously generated Fuel Cells, developing electrochemical energy storage systems, producing and storing hydrogen, using solar power directly through photovoltaic cells, developing the photodecomposition of water and thermal systems, innovative absorption systems for conditioning environments, producing alternative fuels for motor vehicles and the use of organic and industrial waste to produce hydrogen. The research activity is conducted as part of Italian national and European research programmes with public or private funding.
The ENEA, National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable economic development, is a public body that operates in the energy and environment sectors to support Italian policy regarding competitiveness and sustainable development. This is the context for the lines of action for developing and promoting new energy carriers, such as hydrogen, and highly efficient means of transport with reduced environmental impact, such as electric and hybrid vehicles in general and hydrogen and fuel cells vehicles in particular. The activities aim both to make new technologies fit for purpose and to overcome the barriers that prevent their introduction, and are carried out in collaboration with the most important Italian and international structures.