Processi Innovativi SRL

Description of the institution

logo PIProcessi Innovativi (PI) is a company owned by KT Kinetics Technology S.p.A., part of the  Maire Tecnimont Group,an international process engineering contractor with over 35 years’ experience in designing and implementing plants for the chemical,pertochimical and refining industry.

The company also operates as provider of proprietary technologies and as an EPC contractor for medium sized gas processing & refinery plants. The development and continual updating of in-house technologies, and a nucleus of process specialists with consolidated international experience acquired in over 500 projects, make Kinetics Technology S.p.A. a technological world leader.

PI is dedicated to the development of process design in new sectors with respect to traditional fields. The aims and organization of PI are client-targeted so as to guarantee the most innovative technologies requiring the least time, while maintaining competitive costs.

PI is logistically integrated in KT and may benefit of the facilities and knowledge of the latter, if necessary, with direct assignment to the Project of specific resources as necessary for the optimum results of the job.

PI and KT are highly active within the Innovation Pipe Line (IPL) coordinated by the MAIRE TECNIMONT INNOVATION CENTER, an horizontal structure of the Maire Tecnimont Group, having the specific purpose of innovating the Technology and expanding the Business of all the Group Companies.

Role in the project

The tasks that are to be implemented in WP5, as indicated in detail in the Section 1.3 above, are basically of two main kinds: a) Process design and b) Cost estimate for facilities of Process Industry. The coordination and integration of the actual WP in the general framework of the Project requires, furthermore interconnecting capabilities with the upstream WP (2, 3, 4) and downstream WP6.

All the above areas (R&D, process development / process engineering / estimating ) make the core business of Processi Innovativi, in close integration, as necessary, with any specific engineering department (piping, instrumentation, electrical, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, fired heaters, machinery & packages, civil) and  the estimating department of KT.

Based on the above we highlight that the proposed company and the specific manpower assigned to the Project is fully compliant with the specific concept of “ demonstration” that is to be applied to the Collaborative Project in between the process core definition at the bench-scale (WP 2,3,4) and the LCA of WP6

Key personnel

Gaetano Iaquaniello is Managing Director of Processi Innovativi, and KT Kinetics Technology VP Technology and Business Development in KT and VP Corporate Technology at the Maire Tecnimont Innovation Center (MTIC). He has more than 35 years in designing and operation of chemical plants particularly in syngas manufacturing unit, previously was the technical director. He received his MS in C.E. from University of Rome in 1975, is doctor of the UER de Sciences-University of Limoges in 1984 and got a MS in Management from the London Business School in 1997. Specialization: Gas, chemical and environmental process design and operation, sales support and businesses definition, project execution and management.

Barbara Masciocchi is a chemical environmental engineer working in Processi Innovativi. She received her M.Sc. in Chemical Environmental Engineering cum laude in 2002 from the University of L’Aquila. She worked for KT (Rome) as process coordinator in sulphur recovery unit design projects (Basic, FEED, EPC) and since 2009 she has been involved in R&D projects focused on renewable (biofuels from algae) and hydrogen production. She has also experiences in projects related to the environmental field (waste management plants). She is co-author of a chapter of the book “CO2: a valuable source of carbon”.

Barbara Morico is a process engineer working in Processi Innovativi since 2007. She received B.Sc. in chemical engineering from the University of L’Aquila. She was involved in research and development projects regarding hydrogen production, renewable energies and process intensification. She worked as Project manager in a R&D project aimed to the construction and management of a pilot plant for solar steam reforming. She has published a number of papers in International refereed journals, book chapters, and patent applications together with numerous presentations in international conferences.


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