Conference Programme



DAY 1 – 11 MARCH 2020

10.00 – 11.00             Welcome Addresses and Keynote Speeches:

Innocenzo Titone, Chairman REM 2020

Michele De Pascale, Mayor of Ravenna

Stefano Patuanelli, Ministry of Economic Development       

11.00 – 13.00


Setting the scene: DNV presenting the “ANNUAL ENERGY TRANSITION OUTLOOK “, Sverre Alvik  Project Director ETO Energy Transition Outlook

A technology-driven energy transition of staggering scale and speed will lead to a rapid decarbonization of the energy mix, with almost half our energy needs met by renewables by 2050. Plunging technology costs and market forces are driving the transition, but without bold policy intervention we will fall well short of the Paris climate goals. These are some of the findings of the third edition of the Energy Transition Outlook (ETO), which, owing to DNV GL’s independence and technical expertise, has become a respected voice in forecasting our energy future. >> read more


Companies Strategies – Invited companies

          • ENI – Eni’s decarbonization strategy and Vision 2030: 10 priorities over the next 10 years – Stefano Maione, Chief Development, Operations and Technology Officer
          • SHELL – Company vision on energy transition, Massimiliano Mannino Director Shell Energy
          • OGCI – Net Zero Teesside District – Colin McGill, BP Appraisal General Manager
          • SAIPEM- Saipem’s strategy on energy transition – Fabrizio Botta, Global Strategy, Commercial and Tendering – E&C Onshore Division
          • BAKER HUGHES – BH energy transition strategy: solutions to decarbonization – how BH products and services reduce customer’s carbon footprints for their operations, projects, and products – Daniela Abate, New Energy Solutions and Downstream Director
          • ROSETTI MARINO GROUP – Rosetti Marino’s vision to 2030: Innovation, sustainability and capability to connect new technologies and plant solutions for forwarding  energy transition – Oscar Guerra, Chief Executive Officer

DNV Energy Transition Outlook  – focus on the Mediterranean Region, Fabio Maria Lo Brutto, DNV GL Country Manager

14.30 – 16.30


The panels will debate the different routes to make available a sustainable energy in the future: technologies to convert organic and inorganic waste into energy products, new processes and products utilising recovered waste plastics, transforming them into secondary raw materials, decarbonization strategy with the deployment of new technologies aimed at capturing and using carbon emissions, the zero emission sources, such as solar, wind and hybrid systems, the digitalization that can help to create new opportunities for integrated solutions where efficiency and renewable energy work together.


Chairperson – Giambattista De Ghetto,  Professor Energy Dept. Polithecnic of Milan

Keynote speech, Andrea Bianchi – Confindustria


Panel 1 – New energy products and Environmental solutions 

The panel will discuss different available technologies for the conversion of organic and inorganic waste into  energy products, new processes to transform a traditional refinery scheme into a bio-refinery, technology solutions aimed at producing biomethane from biogas and at re-using waste water.

Invited companies:

          • Eni, Monica Spada, Senior V.P. Bio Development, Sustainable Mobility and Circular Economy
          • Intesa Sanpaolo, Massimiano Tellini, Head of Circular Economy at Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center
          • Enea, Roberto Morabito, Head of Circular Economy Department
          • NextChem, Annarita Salladini, Senior Process Engineer 
          • Caviro Extra, Alberto Bertoni, Head of  New Projects
          • Hera Group, Enrico Piraccini, Development and Innovation Technology Manager

Panel 2 – Chemical Sector

New recycling technologies, Chemistry from renewables. 

Chemical conversion routes offer the possibility to transform waste materials into high value-added products: for this reason, the chemical industry is key to unlock all the potential of the Circular Economy paradigm.

The panel will present experiences from various industries,  from  novel technologies as well as a fresh perspective on the market potential of the green chemical sector.

The discussion will also focus on the potential of the Circular Economy model applied to the transformation of the current business models of the industry.  

Invited companies: 

          • Versalis, Alessandra Colombo, Head of Circular Economy, Sustainability and Product Stewardship
          • NextChem, Barbara Masciocchi, Senior Process Engineer – Agnese Cicci, R&D Manager BIO-P
          • Saipem, Paolo Carrera, New Energies Head of  Commercial and Tendering
          • SPRING – Italian Cluster for Green Chemistry, Mario Bonaccorso, Cluster Coordinator
          • CO.RE.PLA., Antonio Protopapa, R&D Director

16.30 – 16.45 Coffee break

Panel 3 – Zero Emissions

Wave Energy, Solar and Wind Power, OPV – Organic Photovoltaics, Smart Windows, CCUS: Algal Bio-fixation and CO2 Mineralisation, Energy Storage 

In order to cope with the low carbon emission scenarios, current technologies are not sufficient to meet, in a sustainable way, the ever increasing energy demand.

However, technology innovation is rapidly bringing to the demonstration phase a broad array of zero-emission energy technology, which promise to become profitable in the near future.

The panel will present technology options and their recent field applications in the area of marine renewables, new generation photovoltaics, CO2 capture and energy storage.

Invited companies: 

          • Eni New Energy, Patrick Monino, Chief Executive Officer
          • Baker Hughes – Andrea Calderaro, Energy Transition Platform Manager
          • OGCI, Colin McGill, BP Appraisal General Manager
          • Saipem, Francesco Balestrino, Renewables and Green Technologies Business Development Manager XSIGHT Division
          • Enel Green Power, Nicola Rossi, Head of Innovation Global Power Generation Business Unit 

Panel 4 – Digitalization in the energy transition  

The role of the digital in the energy transition, for traditional sources and for new sources, Energy efficiency, Emission reduction

Digital revolution is one of the current and future mega-trends which will transform the way societies function today, impacting virtually every sector.

Digitization is also rapidly transforming the energy industry by increasing safety- through drones and robots- plant efficiency, through sensors and new machine learning algorithms.

In addition, high power computing is paving the way for exponentially increasing the power of data interpretation, in fields as diverse as smart cities management and oil & gas exploration.

The panel will focus on the role of digitalization in accelerating energy transition towards a low carbon future.

Invited companies:

          • Eni, Luigi Lusuriello, Chief Digital Officer
          • Boston Consulting Group, Marco Tonegutti, Managing Director & Senior Partner
          • BI-Rex (Competence center 4.0), Stefano Cattorini, General Manager
          • NextChem, Michele Colozzi, V.P. Technology Development and Licensing


18.00 – 18. 30             CONCLUSIONS


20.00  Networking Dinner

DAY 2 – 12 March 2020

09.00 – 11.00 


The Mediterranean region is at a cross-roads of civilizations and is made up of countries with varied economic, political and cultural profiles. The rapid development of Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries leads to a significant increase of energy demand which is changing the economic and energy landscape of the Region.
Today almost 80% of the region’s renewable energy supply is in the Northern countries. Of the remaining 20% in the Southern and Eastern countries, 73% refers to Turkey. According to OME, around 3 trillion euros will be needed between 2018 and 2040 to cover all the Mediterranean energy investment needs. Technological innovations and new financing methods are making renewable energy more accessible than ever before.


Chairperson: Manfred Hafner, Professor at FEEM and  Johns Hopkins University

1 – Renewable energy perspectives in Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries: challenges and opportunities
Rabia Ferroukhi, IRENA,  Director of the Knowledge, Policy and Finance division

2 – Blue circular economy in the Mediterranean: initiatives and projects
Enrico Granara, Plenipotentiary Minister, Coordinator of Euro-Mediterranean Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs

3 – Technological trajectories to sustain the transition in the Mediterranean
Roberto Cimino, Chairman, Technology Cluster Blue Italian Growth

4 – Luca Maci,  Head of Energy&Infrastructure, Area Development Financing, CDP

5 – Transition in the Mediterranean: cross-linking energy and non energy components
Grammenos Mastrojeni, Union for the Mediterranean Deputy Secretary General for Energy and Climate

6 – Technology innovation to promote a sustainable regional development plan – Piero Salatino, Professor of Chemical Engineering at University of Naples Federico II (CNR Metaponto, University of Basilicata, ENEA Trisaia)



Chairperson: Davide Tabarelli, Chairman Nomisma Energia

Introduction: Can we quantify Energy Transition? – Arrigo Vienna, Technical Director Energy Transition at SPE Italy

Invited Associations:

    1. ANEV – The new energy pattern: how ANEV is fostering the culture of Renewables – Simone Togni, Chairman
    2. ANIE Rinnovabili – Alberto Pinori, Chairman
    3. ANIMP – The sustainable production chain paradigm – Antonio Careddu, Chairman
    4. ASSOMINERARIA – Luigi Ciarrocchi, Chairman
    5. COLDIRETTI – Ettore Prandini, Chairman
    6. ELETTRICITA’ FUTURA – Simone Mori, Chairman*

*pending confirmation


Wednesday 11th March 

  • 14.00 – 15.00 – Llyod’s RegisterWind turbine extension life (tbc)
  • 15.00 – 16.00-  Agnes (Adriatic Green Network Energy Sources) – Renewable energy and hydrogen production in the Adriatic Sea

Thursday 12th March

  • 10.00 – 13.00 – ENI Open Sessions
  • 14.00 – 16.00 – Art-er, in co-operation with ENEA, HERAmbiente, IREN, Start RomagnaBiomethane: Green Methane from circular economy
  • 16.00 – 17.00  – AtenaEngineering solutions for offshore and underwater energy production