Building on our long-established presence at Val d’Agri, we have launched an integrated “Energy Valley” project in the area around the Val d’Agri Oil Centre (COVA). The aim is to create a zone encouraging economic diversification, environmental sustainability and the circular economy. The programme involves projects reflecting a high level of sustainability and/or innovation, collaborative ventures with local stakeholders and initiatives to improve sectors including agriculture in the surrounding area. Key aspects of the programme include sustainable management of resources, economic development and job creation, energy efficiency, research and technological innovation.
The projects, most of which are now under way, are based on innovative technological solutions as well as corporate experience and knowledge. They draw on cutting-edge digital technology and involve collaborations with universities and research centres – including the CNR, ENEA, University of Basilicata and University of Naples Federico II. The ultimate objective is to create a virtuous system in the local area, consistent with our new business model and making best use of local opportunities, while respecting the community and recovering and developing any available resources.