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The Metropolitan City of Venice, Eni and Toyota signed an agreement to evaluate the construction of a hydrogen refuelling station in the city of Venice.



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Author: PetrolPlaza Correspondent Pablo Plaza

Venice is experimenting with hydrogen-fuelled mobility. Last week in Mestre, as part of the events organised by Italy’s Japan Foundation for 'Japan Week', the Municipality and the Metropolitan City of Venice, Eni and Toyota signed an agreement to evaluate the construction of a hydrogen refuelling station in the Municipality of Venice.

If the feasibility study, which will begin immediately, is successful, the agreement states that Eni will set up a hydrogen refuelling station in one of the company’s service stations in the Venetian municipal area, which will be identified by 31 December 2019, while Toyota will provide a fleet of 10 Mirai which will be supplied to Eni's refuelling plant.

This agreement is part of an existing collaboration between Toyota, Eni, the Municipality and Metropolitan City of Venice, to implement an experimental project aimed at promoting sustainable and low-emission mobility in the Venetian region. It marks a concrete step towards creating a distribution network that enables the circulation of hydrogen powered vehicles.

"In Venice, one of the most resilient cities in the world,” said Luigi Brugnaro, the mayor of Venice, “we started from the assumption that environmental sustainability is always coupled with the theme of economic resources. We want to show that caring for the environment should not be perceived as a cost for the community, but as a driving force behind the circular economy.”

“In a network of 4,400 plants, 3,500 supply Eni Diesel +, the diesel fuel that contains the biofuel produced in the Venice biorefinery and another one in Gela, while around 200 plants supply methane (2 of which are LNG) and will soon supply bio-methane,” said Giuseppe Ricci, Eni's Chief Refining & Marketing Officer.

“We are convinced of hydrogen’s potential to advance decarbonisation processes in society today. It will play a leading role in the path to zero-emission mobility and will complement other electrified technological solutions,” stated Toyota Motor Italia’s CEO, Mauro Caruccio.

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