23a Infopoverty World Conference


Report of the 23rd Infopoverty World Conference on April 12 2024, in New York City, at the United Nations Headquarters.

Infopoverty World Conference New York April 12th 2024

On April 12th, the 23rd World Conference on Infopoverty, organized by OCCAM under the guidance of architect Pier Paolo Saporito, took place at the United Nations headquarters in New York. This year's theme focused on "how artificial intelligence has disrupted digital processes and how to act to ensure human rights and provide electronic welfare for all."
At the invitation of architect Saporito, Giacomini was represented at the conference by a prominent team of delegates, including CEO and Public Affairs Officer Andrea Alessandro Giacomini, Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Strategic Innovation and Product Andrea Bighinzoli, Chief Technical & Quality Officer Guido Galliani, and Institutional Relations, Public Affairs, and Hospitality Representative Mariama Samake.
During the session with a particular focus on the connections between urban and rural areas to promote sustainable development and the adoption of clean energy, the Giacomini team presented sustainable and environmentally friendly energy solutions the company has tirelessly worked on for over two decades, with the aim of bringing these innovations to rural areas of developing countries.
Andrea Alessandro Giacomini painted a compelling picture of the company's history, values, and achievements, keeping alive the memory of the founder, Alberto Giacomini. Emphasizing the importance of current leadership by Maria Adua Filzoli, he highlighted the company's strong commitment to sustainability and innovation. Additionally, he gratefully recalled the early hydrogen studies led by the founder and engineers Servilio Gioria and Pietro Quirico.
Looking to the future in a period of ecological and digital transition, Andrea announced Giacomini's ambitious vision: the realization of its "Hydrogen and Sustainability District" in a recently acquired industrial area. This district will not only symbolize the company's commitment to sustainability but also be the place where the development of the new hydrogen boiler will be completed. This pioneering step reflects Giacomini's determination to transform the energy industry, pushing forward cutting-edge solutions that promote a cleaner and more sustainable future.
Mariama Samake, with deep roots in Africa, emphasized the crucial importance of renewable energy development in developing countries as fundamental to combating poverty and improving living conditions. She stressed that youth play a central role in this challenge as they represent the key to our future and must be active protagonists in the energy transition. In line with this vision, Mariama highlighted Giacomini's commitment to advancing its mission of sustainability, comfort, and energy efficiency even in rural communities of developing countries, proposing the hydrogen boiler as an innovative solution for decarbonization, thus recognizing the need to adopt cutting-edge technologies to address global environmental challenges and improve the quality of life in less developed areas of the world.
Engineer Guido Galliani clearly presented Giacomini's proposed technical solution, centered on storing energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar for use when needed. According to Giacomini, the key element of this solution is hydrogen, identified as an energy carrier for storage. However, to make this transition to hydrogen effective and sustainable, it is essential to be able to convert hydrogen into energy in a simple, sustainable, and environmentally friendly manner.
This approach is the result of a twenty-year research program that has allowed Giacomini to develop cutting-edge technology to produce heat through the catalytic oxidation of hydrogen. This innovative process is eco-friendly, eliminating CO2 production, and safe, being flameless and requiring less maintenance than traditional boilers. Furthermore, Engineer Galliani outlined how it is possible to create a transportable energy storage and management system in rural areas. This will not only contribute to the decarbonization process but also ensure reliable and sustainable access to energy in these communities, thus promoting development and well-being in otherwise disadvantaged areas.
In conclusion, Giacomini's participation in the 23rd World Conference on Infopoverty at the United Nations highlighted their commitment to sustainable development and the adoption of clean energy solutions in urban and rural communities. Through the presentation of innovative technologies such as the hydrogen boiler and advanced energy storage systems, Giacomini aims to extend the benefits of sustainability to even the most remote regions of developing countries. This effort will not only contribute to reducing energy poverty but also represent a significant step towards a greener and more inclusive future for all.