Every day we use devices that require frequent replacement of batteries. Beyond the cost, they are difficult to dispose of and harmful to the environment. From now on it will be possible to remedy the problem, as a team of scientists from the Italian Institute of Technology in Milan (IIT) has created the world's first edible, rechargeable battery....

Imagine this: One day, you’re known as a stuffy, state-owned Italian utility company. The next you’re America’s most ambitious green infrastructure player. It is, with some sense of exaggeration, what is happening to Enel, a multinational energy utility, as it rolled out its American expansion plans last week.   Enel X Way, the EV charging subsidia...

Italian energy giant Enel SpA said it plans to add 10,000 electric-vehicle fast chargers in the U.S. by 2030, an effort to capitalize on the Biden administration’s efforts to switch more drivers to greener cars. If Enel follows through on the plan, which it announced on Thursday, it would almost double the number of public fast chargers available t...

Researchers in Italy have engineered an artificial leaf that can be embedded within plants to create electricity from raindrops or wind. It functions extremely well under rainy or windy conditions to light up LED lights and power itself, according to a report by IEEE Spectrum published on Wednesday. Fabian Meder, a researcher studying bioinspired s...

Nearly 20 million passenger electric vehicles, 1.3 million electric commercial vehicles, and more than 280 million electric mopeds, scooters, and motorcycles are on the road worldwide, and according to recent estimates a global market share for electrified cars of more than 50% driven by BEV technologies is expected by 2030. The main markets are Ch...

Sustainability is always an important concern when we create new facilities or dedicate existing ones to new uses. We are, for example, developing a new Research Center on the site of a former thermal power plant in Augusta (near Syracuse in Sicily), and it will be dedicated to the use of (botanical) plant species in energy applications. The Center...

Italian oil giant ENI and Commonwealth Fusion System (CFS), a spin-off from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), signed a new cooperation agreement on Thursday to speed up the industrialization of fusion energy. ENI first invested in CFS in 2018 and is a major shareholder.  Thursday's agreement strengthens the partnership between the tw...

The Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Mariangela Zappia, is  on a mission to Houston for the launch of CERAweek, the primary annual U.S. energy review, as well as the 8th edition of "Taste of Italy," a fair dedicated exclusively to Italian agribusiness.CERAWeek includes a wide range of meetings and events with the participation of instituti...

"Sicily can become a clean energy hub for Europe. Not only does this island have sun and wind in abundance: it also has a solid industrial base in the clean technologies. Sicily is crucial for energy transition also for another reason. A few miles from your coastlines there is what may become another giant for clean energy: the African continent"....

On the island of Sicily, at one of Europe’s southernmost points, plans are underway to bring the solar supply chain to the continent’s shores.  Italian energy company Enel announced in April last year that, with grants from the EU and Italian government, it will invest €600m to expand its existing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels production facility...