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IVECO, FPT Industrial And Snam Come Together To Promote Decarbonization Transport Sector


The partners will have to collaborate across the supply chain starting with engines, commercial vehicles to “distribution infrastructure and services” to drive the importance of mobility with hydrogen and natural gas.

Dailycsr.com – 16 November 2020 – The global transport sector as well as the respective sector of Italy is aiming to decarbonise the transport sector through hydrogen and biomobility development. While two N.V. brands of CNH Industrial, namely “FPT Industrial and IVECO”, those are into designing and manufacturing of “powertrains and commercial vehicles respectively”, partnered with Snam, a leading global “energy infrastructure operators”, to sign on a MoU addressed to the “technological and commercial cooperation” for the above mentioned cause.
Under this partnership all the three organisations will have to collaborate across the supply chain starting with engines, commercial vehicles to “distribution infrastructure and services” to drive the importance of mobility with hydrogen and natural gas. As a result, the press release of CNH Industrial informs:
“The aim is to develop integrated sustainable mobility to promote further use of alternative drive vehicles, with a shared strategy of collaborative development of vehicles and distribution network”.
Moreover, all the three partners have further plans of getting involved in “sustainable mobility projects in the field of local public transport and public utility”. In the words of the chief executive of Snam4Mobility, Alessio Torelli:
“With this agreement, we aim to strengthen the role of natural gas as an immediate solution for reducing emissions, leveraging Italian leadership in this sector, and to develop biomethane, and subsequently hydrogen, as key solutions for sustainable mobility in the future, particularly in the case of heavy-duty vehicles. Through Snam4Mobility, we are building an increasingly widespread distribution infrastructure which is already at the service of biomobility and will soon be for hydrogen. Through our commercial partnerships, such as the one we are undertaking with FPT Industrial and IVECO, we want to collaborate with key players in the sector to grow and develop technology within the value chain at an international level, helping to reduce polluting emissions and achieve climate change objectives for the benefit of the community”.
While, the vice president of IVECO for “Medium & Heavy Trucks Global Product Line”, Marco Liccardo stated:
“IVECO has always been at the forefront of decarbonisation in the heavy-duty transport industry heading towards zero emissions. This is a transformation that has already begun and in which hydrogen plays the leading role. Today, in fact, we look to the future with the knowledge that natural gas and biomethane are a fundamental enabling factor and a bridge towards hydrogen, which will provide the solution for long-haul transport in view of the strict 2025 European emission reduction targets, and consistently with our joint effort with Nikola to launch our fuel cell heavy duty truck by 2023. Therefore, this collaboration with Snam represents a further step forwards in IVECO's commitment to sustainable mobility and is an opportunity to develop the necessary infrastructure within the Italian supply chain”.
And the Product Engineering’s vice president at FPT Industrial, Pierpaolo Biffali said:
“We have always been pioneers in the field of alternative engines and we have 20 years' experience developing natural gas technology. We are a market leader, having sold more than 50,000 methane and biomethane engines and boast the most powerful, 100% natural gas engine for industrial vehicles: the Cursor 13 with 460 HP. Already now, our biomethane powered engines can reduce CO2 emissions close to zero, supporting the challenge against climate change. We believe that hydrogen is key in the medium and long term, particularly for the long-distance transport sector. As a testament to our commitment to hydrogen-powered technology, FPT Industrial and IVECO are part of H2Haul (a European project to introduce and utilize hydrogen trucks for on-road transport), thus continuing to provide zero-emission solutions for heavy-duty applications. This research will provide significant results, paving the way for the development of this type of technology in the not too distant future. We are certain that, thanks to this understanding, together we can create a more sustainable future”.