FPT INDUSTRIAL, IVECO AND SNAM WORKING TOGETHER IN DECARBONISATION OF TRANSPORT
FPT Industrial and IVECO together with Snam, an energy infrastructure operator, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for technological and commercial cooperation in order to contribute to the decarbonisation of the transport sector both in Italy and internationally by developing biomobility through biogas, natural gas and hydrogen.
The understanding calls for a collaboration between the three partners to promote the central role of mobility with natural gas (bioCNG and bioLNG) and hydrogen. The three partners are active along the entire supply chain, from engines (FPT Industrial) and commercial vehicles (IVECO) to distribution infrastructure and services (Snam, via Snam4Mobility). Alessio Torelli, CEO of Snam4Mobility, stated: “Through Snam4Mobility, we are building an increasingly widespread distribution infrastructure which is already at the service of biomobility and will soon be for hydrogen.” This will include innovative business models aimed at offering end-to-end solutions for light and heavy duty commercial vehicles, as well as buses. Furthermore, FPT Industrial, IVECO and Snam plan to collaborate on sustainable mobility projects in the field of local public transport and public utility.
Pierpaolo Biffali, Vice President Product Engineering, FPT Industrial, stated: “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”. Marco Liccardo, Vice President, Medium & Heavy Trucks Global Product Line, IVECO, reminded that natural gas and biomethane are 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”.