Italy presents latest innovations in renewable energy at Venetian week

ASTANA – The Italian region of Veneto brought its best energy solutions to the capital as part of Venetian week at EXPO 2017. The region’s scientists offered a unique experience in generating solar energy and producing energy from biofuel, including processed materials from vineyards, reported


“Visitors and participants of the exhibition will witness the best achievements of the region that managed to fulfil the Energy Efficiency Directive’s tasks in a short period of time,” said regional Parliament President Roberto Chambetti, adding 40 percent of the region’s energy is produced from renewable sources.

Venetian week also featured leading electricity and heat power companies, as well as electricity generation.

The University of Padua Giorgio Levi Cases Centre on Economics and Technology for Energy opened Aug. 22 with a presentation on electrochemical energy storage systems. The project was designed to ensure the continuity of energy generated by photovoltaic and wind systems.

The next day, the Italian pavilion hosted the region’s innovation, enterprises and starts-ups in energy. Regional start-ups and SMEs presented their technology and business partnership proposals, such as geo-batteries for thermal diffusion, built-in household batteries to store energy from renewable energy sources, electricity distribution systems and heating systems with heat recovery and energy recycling.

The region’s innovative wine production systems were presented at the Identity, Innovation, Sustainability: the Energy of Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore Docg seminar.

A session on stationary and mobile storage for boosting renewable energy sources was held Aug. 24 to demonstrate scientific and technological innovation in energy storage.

Italian scientists are convinced the accumulation of renewable energy sources is one of the main tasks related to the competitive use of environmentally-friendly energy sources for industry, logistics and transport and, in particular, electric mobility.

Venetian days ended with the transfer of the Veneto symbol – vases styled from Murano glass – as a gift to the National Museum of Kazakhstan. They were exhibited during Venetian week at the Alessandro Volta hall in the centre of the pavilion.

The Italian pavilion is among the largest at the expo. The building is divided into four oval areas, each dedicated to a particular theme and named after one of the Italian scientists who left his footprints in history. Video materials projecting on the pavilion’s high walls demonstrate the history of the nation’s energy development.

The Veneto region’s official presentation with the participation of Italian Ambassador to Kazakhstan and its country’s expo commissioner Stefano Ravagnan was held Aug. 20. The ceremony featured a live performance by Rovigo Conservatory musicians Giovanni Angeleri and Cecilia Francini.

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