ABOUT US

Energy Dome is a young and dynamic startup out of Italy founded in 2019. We are engineers, innovators and business professionals with ambitious goals and a clear mission empowered by proprietary groundbreaking technologies

OUR MISSION


We have the ambition of contributing to the solution of the climate change issue with new technologies capable of drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere

OUR FOCUS


Our focus is in the long duration energy storage for a more dispatchable and affordable renewable energy production with the aim of enabling a decarbonization of the energy industry and a more sustainable future for all.

Our Values

Energy Dome’s business and constant effort for a better world is build on solid pillars


PASSION


INNOVATION


SIMPLICITY


COLLABORATION

Our Team

Energydome is a dynamic and innovative Italian startup made by engineers and professionals with great experience in the production, construction and development of renewable energy power plants. Our team has already achieved great results in the past by developing, designing and building more than 500 MWe of geothermal, heat recovery, CSP, biogas and biomass power plants based on proprietary innovative technologies.

Management Team

Claudio Spadacini

Founder and CEO


Engineer by formation, entrepreneur by nature, Claudio has multiple successful experiences founding energy ventures taking them from the early concept to successful leading market players. Before Energy Dome he founded and managed Exergy S.p.A. a company that, under his guidance, developed and installed more than 460 MWe of geothermal, waste heat recovery and CSP power plants. These plants were all based on the innovative technology of the radial outflow turbine patented and developed by Claudio himself. Prior to that he founded Sebigas S.p.A., which designs, constructs and manages biogas plants world wide with a portfolio of over 80 plants. Claudio is also founder, together with Andrea Dossi, of Idroelettrica Cavaglio, developer of hydroelectric power plant with an innovative technology for rock drilling tunnels and the worldwide longest drilled tunnel of its kind. All Claudio’s new ventures are based on disruptive technologies that he was able to envision, invent and develop by, at the same time, carefully protecting with numerous patents. Claudio is a skilled engineer with an extensive knowledge of conventional and renewable energy systems, turbomachinery and thermodynamic processes. Claudio holds a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering Turbomachinery, Energy Production and Conversion at the Politecnico di Milano.

Dario Rizzi

COO/CTO


Dario is a leading expert in designing and commissioning of thermodynamic processes and rotating machinery. Previously he was technical director at Exergy S.p.A. where he built over 30 power plants worldwide being responsible from the early engineering phase to the final commissioning and testing. Dario was also responsible for the turbine production facility leading the production, assembly and testing of over 50 turbines. Dario has also a long experience as inventor being the co-author of more than 30 patents filed on ORC process, radial outflow turbo-generators and turbomachinery construction methods. Dario holds a master degree in industrial and mechanical engineering at the Politecnico di Milano.

Francesco Oppici

Business Development Manager


Francesco is a business developer with multiple years of international experience developing new markets and product lines. He was previously sales and business development director Americas at Exergy S.p.A. where he was responsible for opening and leading the regional company office in Mexico City. He has a successful track record in opening new markets being responsible for the sale of new company product applications such as the first high enthalpy geothermal project and the first concentrated solar power (CSP) project. Francesco has also experience as proposal engineer with capabilities of power plants design optimization and cost estimation. He holds a master degree in Energy Engineering and Power Production at Politecnico di Milano.

 

Fabio Arienti

Process Engineer


Fabio is a talented Energy Engineer with International experience as Process Engineer with deep knowledge of thermodynamic and mecanical design of innovative power plant equipments. He has 6 years experience in commissioning and startup of ORC plants, especially Geothermical and Heat recovery plant.

Simone Panella

Junior Process Engineer


Simone is a passionate young Energy Engineer, recently graduated at Politecnico di Milano. He is specialized in power production with a particular focus on renewable sources, energy conversion and thermodynamic processes. He obtained a master’s degree with a final mark of 108/110 in Energy Engineering and he proposed a numerical thesis on the optimisation of an ORC cycle in on-design and off-design configuration, coupled with a CSP plant and a storage system. Simone acquired at Politecnico di Milano a proper knowledge about a wide range of technologies for the production, consumption and storage of energy. Simone has great skills in solving numerical problems.

Filippo Molteni

Automation & Control Engineer


Filippo is an experienced automation and electrical engineer capable of providing technical leadership and guidance in integrated automation, process control and electrical systems. In the 8 years of past experiences he was planning projects scope and budget estimations, providing technical leadership in solving complex technical issues. Such experiences in Europe, USA, Middle East and Australia include construction, commissioning and startup of renewable energy plants in particular Geothermal & Heat recovery plants, industrial plants for painting and waste water treatment. At the beginning of the career a wide range of experience in PLC configuration and software design.

Gianpaolo Volpe Pasini

Marketing Manager


Gianpaolo is a Marketing professional with international experience as Strategic Marketing Manager, Branding and Digital Transformation specialist. He previously founded an impact startup focused on delivering circular economy services to both the B2B and B2C markets. Passionate about sustainability and cleantech industry, he approach marketing balancing a creative attitude with a business driven mindset. Gianpaolo graduated in Business & Economics at Università Cattolica di Milano and finalizes his studies in obtaining a MSc in Marketing & Branding at Oxford Brookes University, UK.

Paolo Cavallini

Head of Finance


After a Master Degree in Management Engineering with a specialization in Energy and sustainability management at “Politecnico di Milano” he worked as group controller for international listed companies in different industries also with responsability in M&A projects. Passionate and courious, he joined Energy Dome willing to give his contribution to the growth of a company that can lead to a disruptive change toward a more sustainable world.

Board of Directors

Claudio Spadacini

Board Member


Engineer by formation, entrepreneur by nature, Claudio has multiple successful experiences founding energy ventures taking them from the early concept to successful leading market players. Before Energy Dome he founded and managed Exergy S.p.A. a company that, under his guidance, developed and installed more than 460 MWe of geothermal, waste heat recovery and CSP power plants. These plants were all based on the innovative technology of the radial outflow turbine patented and developed by Claudio himself. Prior to that he founded Sebigas S.p.A., which designs, constructs and manages biogas plants world wide with a portfolio of over 80 plants. Claudio is also founder, together with Andrea Dossi, of Idroelettrica Cavaglio, developer of hydroelectric power plant with an innovative technology for rock drilling tunnels and the worldwide longest drilled tunnel of its kind. All Claudio’s new ventures are based on disruptive technologies that he was able to envision, invent and develop by, at the same time, carefully protecting with numerous patents. Claudio is a skilled engineer with an extensive knowledge of conventional and renewable energy systems, turbomachinery and thermodynamic processes. Claudio holds a Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering Turbomachinery, Energy Production and Conversion at the Politecnico di Milano.

Stefano Salvadeo

Board Member


Stefano has a long experience in consultancy services for national and international corporations. He is Partner Business Service and Outsurcing at BDO Italy with specific experience in energy, manufacturing and the services. Stefano has great experience in generational transfer operations, corporate reorganization operations and extraordinary operations. He has also been responsible for the setting up of new activities, reorganization of administrative and business processes, reorganization and rationalization of the presence in Italy for multiple international organizations. Stefano carries out conferences and drafting of articles in the areas of his competence and he also collaborates with the department of Business Economics at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. He holds a degree in business economics and legislation at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.

Andrea Dossi

Board Member


Andrea is a well experienced manager and entrepreneur, he is Vice President of Gruppo Sapio, a company leader in the production of industrial gasses since 1922. He is also Vice President of Biorep, a company part of the Sapio Group specializes in the collection, transportation, processing, cryopreservation and distribution of high quality biological material. He was previously responsible for Sapio’s special projects and new gas applications where he developed multiple cogeneration plants for Sapio’s facilities. He has been part of Monza e Brianza Confindustria’s team dedicated to the support to innovative startups. Andrea is also counselor of Iniziative Biometano, a group that owns Biogas and Biomethane projects and counts among its shareholder SNAM, one of the world’s leading energy infrastructure operators. Andrea is also founder, together with Claudio Spadacini, of Idroelettrica Cavaglio, developer of hydroelectric power plant with an innovative technology for rock drilling tunnels and the worldwide longest drilled tunnel of its kind. Andrea holds a master degree in industrial engineering, logistics and production at LIUC university.

 

Advisory Board

Marc Murnaghan

Advisory Board Member


Marc is CEO of Polaris Infrastructure inc. where he led the successful recapitalization transaction, including negotiation of amendments to the San Jacinto project loan documents and the power purchase agreement. San Jacinto is the largest operating geothermal power plant in Nicaragua with 70 MWe of installed power. Marc brings a deep background in the capital markets, having spent over 20 years in senior investment banking roles with Cormark Securities Inc. and National Bank Financial Inc., where he ran the Power and Alternative Energy groups, leading efforts to raise capital for companies in the solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biomass, power electronics, battery technologies and fuel cell sectors. In addition, he currently chairs the Board of Directors at Autism Speaks Canada, the leading autism science and advocacy organization in Canada. Marc holds an Honours Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Ennio Macchi

Advisory Board Member


Professor Macchi is Emeritus Professor at Politecnico di Milano www.energia.polimi.it. He took part in the creation of the Energy Department at the Politecnico di Milano, of which he was the first director. He created and coordinates the research activities of a group of teachers and researchers of the Politecnico di Milano www.gecos.polimi.it, which operates in various sectors of energy conversion and environmental impact of energy systems. The research activity of the group is recognized review of international excellence by the peer review promoted by the University. He has been scientific manager of numerous national and international research programs and consultant to many research bodies, industries and utilities in the energy sector. Prof. Macchi is the author of over 200 scientific papers, including numerous volumes and articles published on the most prestigious sector magazines concerning: applied thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, turbomachinery, heat exchangers, heat pumps, power cycles, energy efficiency, thermoelectric power plants, renewable energy, cogeneration, gas turbines and combined cycles, waste-to-energy treatment, environmental impact of energy systems, sustainable coal, carbon dioxide capture and sequestration and hydrogen.

Felice Egidi

Advisory Board Member


Felice Egidi has cooperated with major energy companies in the last few decades gaining a long-lasting experience in the energy sector. He majored in Aeronautical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano and has earned a master degree in “advanced management” at Insead- Fontainebleau. From 2000 to 2008 he joined Endesa Italia as Group COO and was also acting as CEO of Ergon Energia, the controlled arm for energy sales to industrial customers. He represented the Group at European level with institutional and private stakeholders. Endesa Italia was then acquired by E.ON Group and Felice Egidi was appointed as procurement executive director of the Italian branch. In January 2009 Felice Egidi joined Enel Green Power S.p.A. as group executive Vice President for regulation&antitrust world area, directly reporting to Group CEO Francesco Starace. From 2016 to 2019 he was appointed as Enel’s vice-president for European Public Affair in Brussels. Felice Egidi was also board director in the main European Association participating as nominated party to the main round table/working groups regarding the on-going decarbonisation process. Indeed, amongst many he took part in Wind Europe, Solar Power Europe, Eurolectric as well as IEA in Paris.

 

Career

We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team!

Think you’d be a good fit? If you are hardworking, a team player and ready to impact the energy transition, you are in the right place!

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