Climate, circular economy, environmental sustainability
Commitment: We are committed to be enablers of the energy transition and promote the circular economy, providing the market with valuable technological solutions, economically sustainable and environmentally effective for decarbonization and circularity.
We aim to stimulate the demand for green chemistry technologies and to enable the transition also in our traditional business areas, while reducing at the same time our own carbon impact.
Being enablers of an increasingly low-carbon and circular economy
Our ambition is not only to reduce our carbon footprint, but also to provide the international industrial system with a portfolio of technologies capable of enabling the energy transition, supporting our customers in the development of increasingly sustainable and low-carbon-impact plant solutions.
In the energy sector we are active in the field of hydrogen (with a range of Blue, Electric Blue, Green and Circular solutions), the increasingly sustainable use of gas, the capture and recovery of CO2, the electrification of processes, the production of energy from renewable sources and the production of advanced biofuels from non food conflict biogenic biomasses and the production of new products (plastics or chemicals) from mechanical or chemical recycling of waste, in particular plastic waste.
In the petrochemical sector we have a vertical strategy for the sustainability of plastics all along the life cycle, with technological projects for the production of bioplastics and recycling, in various forms. Our flagship project is the creation of Green Circular Districts. The reduction of our emissions impact, on Scope 1, 2 and 3, is already one of our goals. We have achieved results in recent years, and we will pursue a timetable with defined actions and progressive targets through an increasingly scientific approach, with targeted projects in areas such as logistics, construction sites, process value engineering, headquarters and offices.
At Maire Tecnimont, we are not only increasing our efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of our activities, but we are also providing a portfolio of energy transition enabling technologies for the international industrial system. We have charted a new trajectory in the circular economy and in green chemistry for the energy sector, and to produce chemical intermediates, fuels and combustibles from biogenic sources or waste.
An essential role in this effort is played by the sustainable use of natural gas and the production of hydrogen. In fact, to help our customers in the hard-to-abate oil and gas and petrochemical sectors to manage the phase-out of oil and coal, we have a portfolio of solutions for the production of hydrogen and for the substitution of coal with gas supplemented by CO2 capture and recovery technologies. The Group is also implementing solutions for the recovery and treatment of hydrocarbon gas released from oil wells during extraction.
Towards the energy transition
Gas plays the role of change agent in the energy transition from an industrial economy based on oil and coal to an economy based on the use of renewable, clean and bio sources.
Our biggest effort goes to the development of a package of green technologies that help consistently reduce the use of fossil fuels. This package to date includes the production of second-generation biofuels and low-carbon fuels from waste conversion; innovative solutions for the sustainability of plastics throughout their life cycle, from the production of biopolymers, to Upcycling and Waste to Chemicals; for the recycling and recovery of plastic waste; and a range of solutions to produce blue, Electric Blue, green and circular hydrogen.
We are strongly committed to creating Circular Green Districts, real hubs where green chemical plant technologies can be deployed that can contribute to the circular economy and decarbonization, recovering brownfield sites, revitalizing vulnerable economic areas, and creating direct and indirect employment.
As a Group, we will also increasingly focus on projects aimed at improving the carbon footprint of traditional technologies, working both at the value engineering and supply chain level, and on reducing our own Scope 1, Scope 2 and even Scope 3 emissions. This will also be done with targeted projects, for example, to involve our supply chain, to improve the energy efficiency of our sites, to minimize waste production by increasing its recovery, to implement our circularity.
The goal is to achieve our own carbon neutrality before 2050 and contribute actively to the achievement of carbon neutrality of the industrial system by 2050, the deadline set by the European Union.